Remote monitoring is when a control centre (also known as a remote monitoring station) is connected to a site’s security and/or building control systems. Skilled operators at the control centre then monitor activity at the site. The moment unusual activity occurs the control centre team will immediately investigate and act appropriately. Organizations that benefit from remote monitoring range hugely, from educational institutes and healthcare establishments right through to construction sites and logistics companies. Remote monitoring stations regularly work with organizations looking to improve their compliance with health and safety regulations, whilst looking out for their employees too. Benefits of Remote Monitoring Security:-
1. Health, safety and security for lone workers
It is an employer’s responsibility to ensure their employees are adequately protected whilst they work. A remote monitoring station can act as a point of contact for workers: when a worker is alone on site, they will be required to make contact with the remote monitoring station at regular intervals, using a GPS/GPRS enabled device.
2. Protection for out-of-hours staff
With remote monitoring in place, security services teams can be monitoring your site when it is at most risk and when your employees are most vulnerable. It’s important that your remote monitoring station is aware that you will have staff on site during the hours they monitor your site.
3. Keeping staff on site and intruders outWith remotely monitored access control, security teams can monitor the individuals who wish to enter the site. With visual checks, a security operator can verify the identity of a person accessing a site. This ensures that only authorized personnel are on the premises at any given time.