Remote Video Guard Patrol and Monitoring

Active Video Monitoring (Security Video Monitoring)

Active Video Monitoring is a powerful tool for situations where traditional alarm systems have been historically ineffective. Active Monitoring is used in inclement environments that need to be secured, including: construction sites, rooftops, mobile offices, RVs, storage containers, utility spaces (where copper theft is common), and outdoor environments.

Active Monitoring is different from a traditional alarm system in that:

Urban Alarm deployed a monitored motion triggered video security system to address copper theft on this construction site. As a result two arrests were made when Urban Alarm dispatchers identified a verified intruder on site.

Walk through of construction site monitoring in Mount Pleasant shows  how video security monitoring can be effective.

  • No power or phone lines are required (completely “off-grid”)
  • Motion Sensors have built-in cameras and every motion alarm is actively viewed by our central station dispatchers
  • The system functions in harsh conditions, including extreme cold and heat, which allows for outdoor placement
  • When a motion sensor is set off by movement, our dispatchers view video from the event that caused the alarm. 
  • We are able to verify the alarm in real-time.

This active approach allows us to minimize false alarms and dispatch real alarms with visual verification, improving the accuracy and speed of a police response in many cases.

This kind of monitoring is an excellent security solution for:

  • Residential and commercial construction sites
  • Rooftops or other building perimeters
  • Securing parking areas that are closed at certain hours
  • Community pools or other public spaces
  • Securing cell / communication towers; water towers; or other utility facilities
  • Utility areas where copper or other equipment may be targeted
  • Mobile offices, RVs, or tractor trailers
  • Public storage containers where no power or communication is available

Active Video Monitoring may be used as a low-cost alternative to full time security officers or as a complement to officer reductions or service enhancements.

Urban Alarm Active Video Monitoring is available as a permanent installation or for rent by week or by month. The system is completely mobile (i.e., can be moved as a construction site evolves) and can be installed quickly.

  • No power or phone lines are required (completely “off-grid”)
  • Motion Sensors have built-in cameras and every motion alarm is actively viewed by our central station dispatchers
  • The system functions in harsh conditions, including extreme cold and heat, which allows for outdoor placement
  • When a motion sensor is set off by movement, our dispatchers view video from the event that caused the alarm. 
  • We are able to verify the alarm in real-time.

This active approach allows us to minimize false alarms and dispatch real alarms with visual verification, improving the accuracy and speed of a police response in many cases.

This kind of monitoring is an excellent security solution for:

  • Residential and commercial construction sites
  • Rooftops or other building perimeters
  • Securing parking areas that are closed at certain hours
  • Community pools or other public spaces
  • Securing cell / communication towers; water towers; or other utility facilities
  • Utility areas where copper or other equipment may be targeted
  • Mobile offices, RVs, or tractor trailers
  • Public storage containers where no power or communication is available

Active Video Monitoring may be used as a low-cost alternative to full time security officers or as a complement to officer reductions or service enhancements.

Urban Alarm Active Video Monitoring is available as a permanent installation or for rent by week or by month. The system is completely mobile (i.e., can be moved as a construction site evolves) and can be installed quickly.

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