Category: Contract Security

Security Control Room – Benefits Of Having A 24 Hour Control Room As Part Of Your Security Package

Security Control Room

Security Control Room – Benefits Of Having A 24 Hour Control Room As Part Of Your Security Package

Security Control Rooms can be defined as a facility that houses an information security team responsible for monitoring and analysing an organization’s security posture on an on-going basis. The security team’s goal is to detect, analyse, and respond to any and all security incidents or threats, using a combination of technology solutions and a strong set of processes.

Control rooms are typically staffed with security analysts as well as managers who oversee security operations. The security staff working within a control room work closely with organizational incident response teams to ensure security issues are addressed immediately upon discovery.

Control room operators monitor and analyse activity on perimeters, parking lots, entrances, “weak spots” or areas which are easily breached, high-risk areas and more, looking for anomalous activity that could be indicative of a security incident or compromise.

The control room operators are responsible for ensuring that potential security incidents are correctly identified, analysed, immediately reported to response teams, further analysed and further reporting to “the powers that be” of where improvements can be made to avoid a similar situation arising.

What other benefits does a 24 hour control room offer those seeking around-the-clock security?

The key benefit of having a security control room is the improvement of security, incident detection through continuous monitoring, analysis of activity and assisted mitigation of further incidents.

The 24/7 monitoring provided by security control rooms allow homes, businesses and more an advantage to defend against incidents and intrusions, regardless of source, time of day, or attack type. The gap between attackers’ time to gain entry or commit a crime, and the control rooms time to detection is absolutely crucial. Having a 24 hour security control room helps individuals and organizations close that gap and stay on top of the threats facing their environments.

At Mantis Vision, we employ proactive guarding services using state-of-the-art cameras and software, detecting suspicious behaviour every second of every day. Linked to a state of the art control room and highly trained personnel, Mantis Vision will contact the armed reaction partner of choice to inform them of any unusual sightings at your premises, business or residential. Clients are also notified of suspect events by means of a video clip sent to your cell phone or by email notifications.

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Contract Security – Contract Guarding Benefits

Contract Security

Contract Security – Contract Guarding Benefits

With home robberies on the rise, increasing by 69.8 percent in the past nine years according to the South African Police Service’s latest crime statistics (as excerpted from this News24.com article), residential security is a growing concern for most South Africans.

While body corporates (in cases of complexes and estates) do not need to be registered with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA), it is legally obliged to ensure that its security provider or security guards are registered and PSIRA compliant.

Although complexes have traditionally been perceived as more secure, offering resident’s greater peace of mind – this is changing, and home robberies in complexes are increasing. Homeowners in complexes and estates are often complacent, relying on the trustees or estate directors, who are not necessarily experienced in this area, to take care of security. But be warned, if your trustees are employing and managing their own security guards, this could potentially be a recipe for disaster.

Benefits of Contract Security

  • Benefits of Contract Security: Ease of Administration of Security Program

Business owners, estate managers, body corporate and homeowners alike should stick to their core competency to maximize results.  Everyone should by now have realized the value of outsourcing – whether it’s bookkeeping, IT or building maintenance business owners of this generation understand the importance of focusing on their specialty and hiring other experts to support them. The management team of a professional security firm should make a business manager’s life easier by relieving them of the stress of managing their security department.

  • Benefits of Contract Security: Guard Staffing Flexibility

Contract security guard firms have a deeper bench of talent to draw from.  If your Security Guard is going to be out ill or taking leave, that firm has other officers that can be pulled in to provide coverage during the absence.  If your business has a special event requiring extra security coverage, your contract security firm can easily bring in additional guards to support you during this time.

  • Benefits of Contract Security: Impartiality of Security Officers

It is often suggested that contract guards can more effectively enforce regulations and procedures than an internal employee.  Guards employed by a different employer have less loyalty or feelings of influence by in-house employees.  Their job loyalty is to the guard services firm that can easily move them to another location as necessary.  This produces a more consistently impartial performance of duty.

  • Benefits of Contract Security: Expertise & Training of Guards

When contracting with a security firm, you are not only hiring a security guard, but the expertise of the management team.  These managers should be your consultants, assisting in developing, implementing and refining security policies and procedures regularly.  Their experience in working with clients across the community should provide them insights that can be brought to benefit in your organization as well.  Look for a management team that is active in the security industry and participates in continuing education on a regular basis.

Contract security firms are experienced in teaching Security Officers regularly.  They have established curriculum and materials that meet or exceed industry standards.  Professional trainers are able to modify their standard training programs to meet the specific needs of your organization.

  • Benefits of Contract Security: Cost of Security Program

Most experts agree that contract guard services are less expensive than a proprietary unit.  These cost savings occur in several areas.  Most security guards receive fewer fringe benefits than the in-house personnel of a company.  More importantly, specialized security firms are able to achieve efficiencies in management and operation of a guard force that most businesses cannot achieve.  Training cost and quality can be greatly improved by a firm that specializes in conducting security training on a regular basis for larger numbers of Officers.  Guard services firms have the resources to develop appropriate equipment and training materials more efficiently.

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Source credit: https://bossecurity.com/2013/09/18/advantages-of-using-contract-vs-in-house-security-guards/