With “Remote Video Solutions” Securitas focuses on audio-visual remote surveillance

Thursday, February 27, 2014

“Remote Video Solutions - managed by Securitas (RVS)” is a new video-based security service. Cutting-edge IP technology, an intelligent analysis software and the possibility of making live audio announcements constitute the components of this audio-visual remote surveillance. The market leader thus offers new and efficient tools of individual security solutions to companies, institutions and private customers.

"We have developed a new video-based service, which is in line with our understanding of integrated solutions," says René Helbig, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Securitas Deutschland. "That is exactly what RVS offers: State-of-the-art IP video technology that is integrated into our security management. With this intelligent remote surveillance, Securitas has created a scalable security solution for its customers."

The core services include 24/7 perimeter protection of real property, remote patrol services controlled by the monitoring center, remote entry-/exit management and escort services. The preventive centerpiece of the solution is the possibility of making live audio announcements to potential offenders from the video monitoring center. False alarms and the dispatch of security officers can thus be reduced to a minimum. RVS is an effective and quick security tool that is suitable for a broad spectrum of customers – ranging from high residential, industry and financial sector to small and medium-sized companies.

Preventing possible damage

"Even before initiating an intervention, it is possible to recognize a potential offender and to address him directly and live. This has an enormous psychological and preventive effect because, usually, offenders who are taken by surprise are chased away before they can cause major damage," Helbig explains. A team of qualified operators at the cutting-edge monitoring center in Berlin monitors approx. 50,000 alarm systems. They process all video alarm messages and control the alarm-response services throughout the country.

Remote Video Solutions are offered as an overall concept at a monthly service fee. Traditional security services such as reception and gate services, plant security and mobile services are combined in an intelligent and economically advantageous way. The Securitas technology department performs all necessary tasks, i.e. conception, planning, installation, maintenance and repair. The customer has one single point of contact for security matters. Securitas offers this new product solution on an international level. In eight European countries, RVS with standard IT components is already available, and four other countries will follow in 2014.