Case Study: CCTV Technology Saves Business Security Costs

Smart Thinking for Challenging Security Needs So here was the challenge. A compound full of attractive high value vehicles had to be protected. The client’s premises are on a main road, on a corner opposite a public reserve. Across the road was a gang house and the gang had been active in the area for a while. Protect an Open Compound The area to protect was approximately 100 metres long by 50 metres wide and had a fence approximately 1.5 metres high on two sides with residential homes on the other two sides. The client had been spending over $100,000 per annum on having a business security guard on site 12 hours a day 7 days a week. There was a caravan onsite and the guard toured the compound regularly and then spent the remaining time observing the compound through the night. Show that Good Security Doesn’t Cost – It Pays! The client was keen to reduce the 100k annual security spend and so have been getting proposals from other guarding companies that dispensed with the guard on site but had a mobile patrol attend the site at least 10 times per night to check all was well. The annual ongoing cost? $70,000pa! The task was to see if that $70,000 could be reduced without reducing the business security cover. The answer was in the use of technology as opposed to man power. Personalised Security using Latest Technology A site survey and measurement showed the compound could be virtually covered 100% by CCTV night vision cameras. The cameras had to be site no more than three meters high so as to be able to give clear facial recognition. Most CCTV cameras are sited far too high but the 3 metre height gave great pictures. Additionally point to point infra red beams surrounded the site meaning any one who entered the compound after hours generated a silent alarm call to the monitoring station. The monitoring operators immediately looked at the CCTV cameras online and could view all of the cameras live from the monitoring station. The agreement was if any one at all was seen in the compound at night, no matter who they were, a security guard was sent immediately to the site. Exceptional Result for Client – Value and Security! The remote viewing CCTV system and external beam set gave constant electronic protection to the compound all through the night and in three years there has never been any one illegally entering the site. But the customers greatest satisfaction was that the whole system cost $35,000 as a one off cost, and just $2,500 per annum in quarterly preventive maintenance visits. Smart use of technology paid off both from a business security perspective as well as a good Return On Investment case as well.   For more information and a FREE site assessment Enquire...

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Smartair Access Control Package

Want Access Control for who goes where in your business? Smartair, by Asa Abbloy, gives you  the ability to  control staff and visitors  into your business by the use of a validated access card. One card can access a single door or multiple doors through a managed access control system. So once some one is on your premises you can still control what area of your business they can go to. Now your important and confidential documents or stock are kept safe from walk-in thefts or a wandering competitor’s eyes. Additionally you can keep staff restricted to certain areas of your business too. Smartair has no cables, and needs no power supply meaning it can be installed in virtually any location.  Options are available for external doors and double leaf doors and the system can also be centrally controlled to give information on time, date,user and door access or denied You can easily add or delete card users so if someone leaves your employment you can quickly deny them entry through the doors and into your business. The Smartair Access Control system can control upto 1500 cards per door Installed for $1495 plus GST Including 25 free access cards and Customer Programming Kit   Call All Round Security for Security that Pays! To order this exceptional Access Control package deal Send An Enquiry or CALL : 0800 425...

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Case Study: Staff Monitoring using CCTV

Revealing Hidden Benefits of CCTV Through Staff Monitoring A large commercial company had concerns about theft and loss in its new complex recently opened in Auckland. Despite the fact there were many long serving staff at the site the stock takes had never really tallied over several years. This was put down to poor stock keeping as opposed to any possible theft issues. After all, these were trusted staff members… weren’t they? The new premises had a well controlled inventory system and the company had decided to invest in a CCTV system to be in and working as the staff transferred into the new warehouse. HD CCTV Brings Clarity to Stock Shrinkage All Round Security were awarded the contract to install 12 high definition CCTV cameras recording onto a network digital video recorder. The products chosen were from the Hik Vision range of High Definition cameras and recorders. Hik Vision is the no.1 company in the world for the manufacture of High Definition CCTV recorders and cameras. Externally the 3 Megapixel Wide Dynamic Infra Red dome camera was the camera of choice. 3 Megapixels ensure that car number plates are clearly recorded and the Wide Dynamic feature copes with varying light levels and reflective surface to ensure a good crisp picture is recorded. The infra red capability gave good night time pictures too. Internally 2 Mega Pixel dome cameras were sited around the office and warehouse to view activity at key parts of the business. Cat5 e cable was installed around the premises to create a CCTV cable infra structure separate from the companies IT cabling. Do You Have A Record of Events All the cameras record onto an 80 megabytes per second Hik Vision network video recorder. The cameras are viewed live via the company network  with the IT provider allowing access to the network video recorder. A slave monitor allows for continuous or spot viewing of issues around the site.  Recorded footage is  stored for 30 days. Within days of the CCTV installation anomalies were spotted in working practices through staff monitoring using the new system. This led to a series of staff review meetings being held which led to disciplinary action and several dismissals from the company. Significant Loss Value Resolved The interviews led to a realisation that thieving in an organized way had been happening at the company for several years involving the majority of the long serving and trusted staff members. The total figure calculated that it had cost the company was in excess of $800,000. Repeated experience shows us that unfortunately the most likely people to bankrupt a company are often the most trusted and long serving staff members. These people get into a position of trust and can work against the company who are paying them. In this instance we were able to help the company find these people through a staff monitoring security solution and deal with them, ensuring the honest members of staff still had a future and a job with the...

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