Black Knight Security https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:32:20 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 THE PATH TO CYBER SECURITY https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/the-path-to-cyber-security/ Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:30:53 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=1698 Why is cybersecurity important? If you are familiar with the world of technology, you will know that cybersecurity is of utmost importance. There is not a day that goes by that the news headlines would not report a data breach or cybercrime. As shocking as it sounds, some individuals and organizations do not take digital [...]

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Why is cybersecurity important?

If you are familiar with the world of technology, you will know that cybersecurity is of utmost importance. There is not a day that goes by that the news headlines would not report a data breach or cybercrime. As shocking as it sounds, some individuals and organizations do not take digital security seriously; they lag when it comes to protecting digital security. Even with the several news about cybercrime and data breaches in circulation, people still do not care enough about digital security; after all, they don’t have any secret that a cybercriminal is looking for. What most people do not know is there are several ways a hacker can monetize and blackmail you with simple information. A hacker can go as far as hijacking your tax refund, stealing your identity and stealing your health insurance. Cybercriminals have a truckload of ways to profit from the information that you don’t go to lengths to protect. So, everyone is a target. You are a target; I am a target. While our inability to protect information related to us is a significant threat for us, it’s a tremendous opportunity for hackers. If you work in the department or unit of cybersecurity for a day, you will be surprised at how vulnerable you have made yourself with the information you fail to protect.

Cybersecurity involves protecting networks, programs, and systems from digital attacks. The digital attacks are aimed at disrupting the normal business process, changing or accessing sensitive information and blackmailing online users to get money. It’s quite challenging to set up Cybersecurity measures today considering that there are more devices than users.

What is cybersecurity all about?

An effective cybersecurity approach is one has that several layers of protection spread across networks, computers, programs, and information that an individual or organization intends to safeguard. Any device that sends and receives data from the internet can be affected by a security breach. This includes:

  • Transportation systems like car engines, traffic control, and airplane navigation systems
  • Communication systems like text messages, phone, and email.
  • Financial systems like loans, bank accounts, and paychecks
  • Government database like tax records, licenses, and social security numbers.
  • Educational systems like report cards, research information, and grades.

The path to cybersecurity

For Individuals:

To be safe on the internet and safeguard your information, you must comply with data security principles such as backing up data, take caution when downloading attachments in mail messages and choosing strong passwords.

Organizations:

Organizations should create a framework to tackle attempted and even successful cyber-attacks. This framework will help them identify cyber-attacks, detect threats, respond to threats, protect systems and recover their data after a successful cyber-attack.

It’s important for organizations to protect their data from cybersecurity threats as a single attack can damage the business, and affect their reputation.

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REASONS WHY ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS ARE SIGNIFICANT FOR HOTELS/ RESTAURANTS/COFFEESHOPS https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/reasons-why-electronic-security-systems-are-significant-for-hotels-restaurants-coffeeshops/ Fri, 02 Aug 2019 07:40:49 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=1695 If you own a hotel, motel or restaurant, chances are some crucial aspects of your business are on your mind daily. You want your business to run smoothly, you want to provide quality service to your guests, and you want to ensure that your rooms are turned over timely, the list goes on. In addition [...]

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If you own a hotel, motel or restaurant, chances are some crucial aspects of your business are on your mind daily. You want your business to run smoothly, you want to provide quality service to your guests, and you want to ensure that your rooms are turned over timely, the list goes on. In addition to these concerns that are expressed by business owners, the safety of staff and guests is a major concern of most if not all hotel owners. The issue of security is more daunting if you own or manage a chain of hotels or restaurants.

For hotel owners and the hotel industry at large, the security of staff, lodgers and guests is paramount that’s why a security system is a valuable tool in the industry. Security systems do much more than providing added security; they also protect hotel assets and profits. Automation and security systems such as access control, business automation system, video surveillance systems, and intrusion alarms provide security.

As far as security is concerned in a hotel or restaurant, it’s not enough to hire a security person. It’s impossible for a security agent to keep an eye on all entries of the hotel at once. This is the reason why hotels and restaurants need to install security systems. One of such security systems is a video surveillance system which is a perfect solution for hotels especially as you grow your business. Security systems can protect your guests, employees, and property and more importantly give all and sundry peace of mind. Also, they can increase your productivity considering that guests who feel secure on your property are likely to recommend to friends and family.

Security cameras can benefit your business when installed in the following areas:

  • Outdoor corridors
  • Stockrooms
  • Delivery entrances
  • Lobby
  • Parking lot
  • Kitchens
  • Pools
  • Restaurants
  • Bar areas
  • Gyms
  • Meeting areas
  • Hallways

Here are some reasons why an electronic security system is significant for hotels/restaurants/coffee shops:

  • Intrusion alarms

Intrusion alarms protect guests by safeguarding exposed points of entry.

  • Automation helps to manage energy consumption

Hotel operators are expected to make every space in the hotel ready for guest even at short notice. At the same time, they also need to manage the energy consumption of the hotel. Business automation can help to reduce energy consumption.

  • Video surveillance system

Video surveillance system improves security. It helps to expose physical crime that hotels and restaurants are exposed to such as theft or lone attacks on guests.

  • Access control offers protection for hotel assets.

Merchandise theft is a common problem for most restaurants and hotels. This is where the access control system comes in.

  • Enhanced customer service

CCTV and video surveillance systems allow hotel operators to provide guests with quality customer service. With CCTV and video surveillance systems, guests can monitor traffic flow, guest wait times, service practices and many more.

  • Improved productivity

Studies show that hotels and restaurants that use security systems see increased productivity. Security systems can help to verify or indicate the location of a service or technical personnel, and how long it takes to get the task done. More importantly, the security system functions as a tool to increase efficiency.

  • Lessen risk damage

If installed, security cameras can lessen risk damage in the event of theft, accident or fraud.

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TOP REASONS TO LEASE YOUR SECURITY EQUIPMENT https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/top-reasons-to-lease-your-security-equipment/ Fri, 02 Aug 2019 07:33:14 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=1692 Leasing gives you full use of equipment, asset, machinery or vehicle over a specified period without the user having the full responsibility of owning it. In other words, leasing means to rent or let for a particular period. The duration of the lease is referred to as the lease period, and at the end, the [...]

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Leasing gives you full use of equipment, asset, machinery or vehicle over a specified period without the user having the full responsibility of owning it. In other words, leasing means to rent or let for a particular period. The duration of the lease is referred to as the lease period, and at the end, the user has two options. You can either renew the contract at a nominal rent to carry on using it. Leasing gives you the benefit of using the latest equipment with reduced initial outlay. This way of working optimizes your cash flow and gives you the advantage of tax relief on your rental dues.

 Here are some top reasons why you should lease your security equipment:

  • It allows you to hold on to your money

In the world wherein we live today, cash is considered the king and finding a way to hold on to your cash is one luxury you can’t afford to give yourself. Leasing vehicles and equipment especially security equipment allows you to leave your money sitting in the bank without the need to tie it down in depreciating assets with capital investments.

  • Tax saving benefit

When you lease a piece of security equipment, it is compulsory for you to pay the lease on the equipment which is an expense against your business. By doing this, you are reducing your payable taxable income.

  • More importantly, leasing helps you to safeguard your money.

How? Rather than buy a new piece of equipment or asset and pay a pocket-emptying upfront payment, leasing gives you an avenue to make payments only as at when due. With leasing, you make payments only on designated days of the month. Since you know when your payment falls on, you have time to source for the money to pay.

  • Leasing gives you access to the latest security equipment.

A new piece of equipment has an expected lifespan, and as the end approaches, you need to gather funds to buy a new one so that you can have an up to date equipment. This isn’t the case with leasing; leasing allows you to negotiate lease period and once the equipment is outdated, you can set up a new lease agreement to replace the obsolete equipment with a new one.

  • Leasing promises flexibility.

With leasing, you have access to a piece of security equipment that fits your need and that of your business. Leasing works for both short term and long term arrangement. That is, if you need equipment for a short while, leasing is the best option considering that you can enter a lease agreement that covers the duration of your need.

  • Leasing helps you to maintain your credit rating.

In the business world, it’s critical to maintain your credit rating. Thanks to the structure of lease arrangements, you can manage your expenses every month basis, retain your rights to borrow and reduce your payable taxable income all at a go. All these help to maintain your credit rating thus making it easier for you to draw lines of credit should the need arise.

 

Should you need a piece of security equipment and you can’t afford to buy a new one, leasing is a viable and less economical option to consider.

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CCTV Security Systems For Business https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/cctv-security-systems-for-business/ Tue, 21 May 2019 19:20:28 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=1615 What's the difference between CCTV and Surveillance? Are you looking for CCTV security systems for business? We know that there is a lot to know. Knowing the difference between CCTV and Surveillance is a great start to finding the solution you need. CCTV and surveillance When looking for CCTV security systems for business different terms [...]

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What’s the difference between CCTV and Surveillance?

Are you looking for CCTV security systems for business?

We know that there is a lot to know. Knowing the difference between CCTV and Surveillance is a great start to finding the solution you need.

CCTV and surveillance

When looking for CCTV security systems for business different terms come up. The term CCTV and surveillance are always generalized to mean the same thing, but there are many differences between them. In general, CCTV and Surveillance Cameras both work in advanced technologies. CCTV (Close-circuit television transmits to a signal located some distance away while surveillance camera work on IP networks that are connected to security cameras on a remote location to the main location.

Camera Applications

Unlike in the past where cameras were only used to capture images, these days, camera applications have increased with some serving as devices for protection and security. Thanks to technology, different types of cameras continue to be invented some of them being the CCTV and Surveillance cameras that are being used in both private and public sectors thanks to their wide range of benefits.

Close-Circuit Television (CCTV)

Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) is a video camera installed in a specific place for security purposes and can be viewed on a specific monitor screen. It uses the video cameras with an advanced visual capturing technology to transmit signal from a specified place to the monitors.

CCTV Technology

CCTV uses sensor technology and high megapixel cameras to capture and record videos from a specific area. They have therefore helped in hacking, finding crimes and capturing all sorts of illegal works happening within a particular area. It collects and stores the evidence for references if need be.

Surveillance cameras are also referred to as automatic number plate recognition and also function on advanced video camera technology. They are used for transmitting, receiving, processing, storing, and checking images. They are connected with the IP network that connects the network from a remote place to a specified security area. They are used in both private and government premises to secure the places.

They are highly efficient and beneficial hence have gained a lot of importance in many sectors. Unlike the CCTV, surveillance cameras cover a wider area since they work on IP connections and are, therefore, applicable in capturing and recording videos from long distances.

CCTVs in Malls and Shopping Centres

CCTV security systems for business are often found in Malls and shopping centres. CCTVs are widely used in malls and shopping places to avoid unknown losses. The reason for this, it cuts down on theft. They are mainly used in enclosed places such as buildings since they cover a smaller area. On the other hand, surveillance cameras are mostly installed outdoors such as in roads to survey traffic issues and any criminal misconduct that can happen on the streets and other public places. The government uses these cameras to protect its citizens by capturing criminals.

All businesses & Public Sectors

All businesses and public sectors that require CCTV or surveillance camera installation around the Vancouver BC area are all covered by Black Night security that provides high-quality and efficient cameras for business security. The cameras cover a wide range of businesses including the banking sectors, schools, manufacturing plants, etc.

Make an Informed Decision

It is important to know the differences between the two to help you make an informed decision when buying based on your needs. CCTV cameras do not come with the best quality images and can only go up to 720 HD which is perfect for some businesses. Businesses that require higher qualities beyond 720 HD should, therefore, choose surveillance camera.

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Things to Look for In At Home Security Camera https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/things-look-home-security-camera/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:10:27 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=1052 At Home Security Camera At home security camera could be an excellent tool to monitor the surroundings of your surroundings. On the other hand, the given options for this tool could be frustrating to sift over to look for the suitable system for your requirements. People come with different reasons why they want their homes equipped [...]

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At Home Security Camera

At home security camera could be an excellent tool to monitor the surroundings of your surroundings. On the other hand, the given options for this tool could be frustrating to sift over to look for the suitable system for your requirements. People come with different reasons why they want their homes equipped with this.

There are some homeowners who find that at home security camera system necessary to become a more participating business owner, whilst others feel like they require the benefit of a security camera. Whatever the reasons that you may have, all security systems could be costly, to ensure that you sit down and then assess your budget before you invest in a camera for either professional or personal use. The earliest type of home security camera is called dome camera. Obviously, this camera is dome-shaped and it conveniently fits over the ceiling of your business or home.

You would find a dome camera often times in those casinos wherein it is used for monitoring the tables. You may also find alarm systems for businesses at the most fashionable designs and they come with dome lens. There are home CCTV security systems and dome cameras which you can place outside. On the other hand, you have to make use of a special armor kind to make this form of mounting. Some brands offer high-quality dome security systems in 2 different types. Just when you want to buy the best home security camera, make sure that you choose the most durable one available. Dome cameras have been known as the most famous security cameras for the reason that they are hard and very impossible to detect when it comes to the angle they view except when you stand close to its location. This HD home security camera may be available in either white or black and each unit comes with flexible lenses.

The another type of at home security camera is called bullet camera. It comes with lengthy lens and it looks like a rifle. This type of camera is easily visible and it could be mounted to the ceiling or wall. They make use of a 12 volts DC voltage and also, the power cable has to be included the moment you purchase a camera.

Most of such cameras would film in color and modify their resolutions to white and black if the light levels were lower. The resolution throughout the day has been much better with a bullet security system yet when you have a substitute type of lighting such a streetlight, people could at times be seem from as much as 70 ft. away. Another type of home security camera system which is famous to protect your home or business is called infrared camera.

This type of camera is good when you have to see mainly in the evening. A major issue with infrared camera is it doesn’t do very well in terms of residential security. An infrared camera comes with lights that are built all over the lens so as to make the image appear like it has been filmed throughout the day.

To keep your home safe and secure, you can always count on Black Knight Security. We can give you peace of mind with efficient professional Security Camera Services. You can always contact us on 1.855.618.0151 for a free statement.

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Warehouse Security Camera System https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/warehouse-security-camera-system/ Sun, 09 Apr 2017 19:38:23 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=912 How security systems can help inventory management in industrial warehouses? Industrial warehouses are more than just a place where inventory is received and shipped. They are complex business operations that employ systems and technology to be efficient and accountable. Quality employees and product tracking methods are essential to a productive department but there are ways [...]

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How security systems can help inventory management in industrial warehouses?

Industrial warehouses are more than just a place where inventory is received and shipped. They are complex business operations that employ systems and technology to be efficient and accountable. Quality employees and product tracking methods are essential to a productive department but there are ways to further increase profitability and auditing the plant security systems can pay a handsome return. The key is to know where every product is at all times by closing the security loop through improved inventory management and Warehouse Security Camera System.

By increasing security in the warehouse in a few, specific areas the company can reduce customer risk and reduce fulfillment errors by increasing accuracy in both shipping and receiving activities. Better security also means reduced fulfillment errors, increased picking accuracy, and customer satisfaction. These improvements increase profitability, efficiency, and reduce insurance claims when high-value items go missing.

Organization of operations includes simple things like better lighting, moving high-value items to areas where there are more people, and keeping work areas neat so that missing items can be spotted immediately. Create an environment of passive monitoring by using RFID proximity alarms, for example, to warn employees that unauthorized visitors are trying to leave guest areas. Changing locks regularly or using keypads will render lost or shared keys useless.

Tracking technologies like RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and bar codes allow the warehouse manager to create reports that show individual items shipped which can then be compared with inventory. Some RFID systems will allow a continuous inventory count by simply driving or walking the aisles with a reader so that employees picking orders are updating the inventory database in real time. Integrated technologies can track employee movements and inventory discrepancies so that shrinkage can be immediately discovered, virtually eliminating errors and theft.

Warehouse Security Camera System

Segmenting the Warehouse Security Camera System with improvements to layout and implementing physical access controls creates work cells. This is important especially in busy operations because employees cannot always monitor unsecured inventory. If possible, separate shipping and receiving areas so drivers cannot wander between the two departments. Restrict all non-employee access to the warehouse using gates and high-speed dock doors. Inventory access can be restricted by using tool cribs, rack caging, and gates on bays or aisles that contain high-value goods. Allow only a high-ranking employee to enter restricted areas or have access to all areas to limit exposure to different workers.

Further segmenting can be accomplished by securing high-value goods immediately on arrival or “where it sits” with perimeter fencing to keep unnecessary workers and visitors away while it is being processed. Secure outgoing shipments with security cages to prevent “helpful” drivers from assisting with loading and taking incorrect items. These examples show that security can be improved with simple adjustments to procedure and policy and your business can gain a competitive edge.

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Importance of access control in the work environment https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/importance-access-control-work-environment/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:53:48 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=846 Access control is an important security issue for businesses of all sizes. From the largest corporations employing specialized security teams to the tradesperson on a service call opening their smartphone with a thumbprint, every worker encounters access control at some time during their work day. Access control prevents unauthorized access, records authorized access, protects the [...]

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Access control is an important security issue for businesses of all sizes. From the largest corporations employing specialized security teams to the tradesperson on a service call opening their smartphone with a thumbprint, every worker encounters access control at some time during their work day. Access control prevents unauthorized access, records authorized access, protects the company from physical loss, and protects employees and customers from outside threats. The goal of access control is to balance convenience with security while taking into account the type of business activity. A retail business will have a different set of secure access requirements compared to a software development company. The fundamentals of access control are similar for both cases but the technology and complexity may be very different.

When designing an access control environment, the technician needs to determine who, where, when, why and how access will be requested and granted. Let’s start by taking a look at the three basic types of physical access in the context of business use-cases. The first type of unauthorized access is “access to consuming”, which might be food, documents, media, or any number of things that employees or intruders can devour, destroy, spend, consume, or steal. Once lost, consumed resources or intellectual property cannot be recovered and the business may suffer losses beyond the material costs.

The second type of access control is for “entering” or admittance, sharing, or penetrating of the building perimeter or an internal area with sensitive or confidential work being done. Entering is the most common type of access control that people think of when considering security and access control issues. It’s helpful to think about your business in terms of “compartments” with different levels of security required: the public shouldn’t have access to any employee area; a front line worker should have access to only the physical areas they need to do their job; and only managers should have access to archives and financial data, and so on.

The third type of access control is for “using”, which includes unauthorized use of computers, tools,  special equipment, etc. Improper or unauthorized use of company assets can diminish their value or deprive other workers of the resources they need to do their jobs when “using” means borrowing company property for personal use with the intention of returning it later. Sometimes, using without authorization can put workers in danger if they have not been properly trained or shown how to operate a piece of equipment. Using a computer to shop or surf social media is an inappropriate use of company time and some firms have implemented firewalls to prevent such activities even if an employee needs to use the Internet for their work.

Different types of controls are available depending on the security issue. For example, the most common access control devices are keys and touchpads to prevent unauthorized entering. Electronic controls allow security professionals to monitor who, when, and where employees are entering. “Consuming” and “using” access can be further controlled with sensor alarms, live video or recordings, and devices like GPS trackers or the RFID product tags that retail stores use to control shrinkage. Access control devices can have extended functionality to include emergency response like duress alarms that call for help when an employee is in danger.

Access control issues for managers include privacy, technology management, and audit trails. Privacy issues can arise when people object to surveillance in certain parts of the building, like the lunch room. Customers may not appreciate strict access controls to washrooms, for example, and the issue of inconvenience is one that managers need to weigh against the need for controls. However, the number one issue for managers is probably management of the technology itself and ensuring that the company always has the necessary resources and expertise to implement and monitor their security systems.

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Access control (advantages in small business) https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/access-control-advantages-small-business/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:29:58 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=696 Access control. What is it? Why is it so important, especially for people who have small businesses? Access control is exactly how it sounds: it allows you to control who has access to a given door. This can be as simple as a stand-alone door with a digital keypad code, or as robust as a [...]

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Access control. What is it? Why is it so important, especially for people who have small businesses? Access control is exactly how it sounds: it allows you to control who has access to a given door. This can be as simple as a stand-alone door with a digital keypad code, or as robust as a full-integrated security system with interlocked doors and IP controllers, linked to CCTV, intercoms, and remote security systems. We provide a full range of access control options, but which one is right for you and your small business? Here’s a bit of information to help you start to formulate that decision, and ultimately bring your security system up to date.

Digitalized security

At the end of the work day, you close down your business and expect that when you open that door again, everything will be as it was. The days of simply locking the door and walking away are long over; access control goes way beyond what a lock and key can do to protect the business that you’ve worked so hard for. While potential thieves and vandals can pick (or even sometimes saw off) most locks, a digital lock isn’t physical, and so isn’t vulnerable to lock-picking.

Easy to change

If someone loses their copy of the key, you’ll have to go through the headache of getting your whole lock changed, making as many copies as you need, making sure that no one mistakenly switches the old keys… the list goes on. With a digital keypad, whenever you want a new lock, you simply change the password. With a key fob, you change the digital signal inside. This convenience not only saves you time, but makes sure that when you change the “keys”, you’ve started completely from scratch and have wiped the slate clean.

Adaptable and customizable security

Access control systems are also adaptable to whatever needs your small business may have. If your door is in an outdoor environment, our systems can be made to resist weather. If your business is a multi-layered enterprise that needs to have differing levels of access to different rooms (such as one for clients, one for upper management, etc.), we can accommodate that and create a discreet solution. If you need to create a simple and easy-to-use access control system for shops or residential properties like in a multi-unit complex, then that can also be provided. Finally, if you have surveillance cameras or other security systems already in place, access control can be readily integrated into that system and make it work even better, keeping you even more secure. Whatever your needs and current situation are, access control is great because it is adaptable and can fit into any space. This is excellent news for those who have already invested in some sort of system, and do not want to have to throw that investment away and start over in order to get state-of-the-art security.

The bottom line

A door symbolizes security, and is often the only barrier between your business and the outside world. If you haven’t delved into the world of access control, your small business can be vulnerable to unwanted intrusions. Keeping your door closed is the best preventative measure against these potential intrusions. Access control systems are everywhere, from apartment buildings to shopping complexes; shouldn’t you also have one that works? Trust the experienced live video monitoring professionals at Black Knight Security to make sure that your business’s doors stay closed until you decide that it’s time to open them. Email us at info@blackknightsecurity.ca, or call us toll-free at 1-855-618-0151 and locally at 604-618-0151.

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What is Live Video Monitoring and What Advantages Does It Have For Businesses? https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/live-video-monitoring-advantages-businesses/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:50:19 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=649 Vancouver’s dynamic and diverse population often means that we must take the many good people as well as the bad. Part of being a smart business owner is that we have to be vigilant when it comes to crime; security cameras are an integral part of that vigilance. But what happens if a crime is [...]

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Vancouver’s dynamic and diverse population often means that we must take the many good people as well as the bad. Part of being a smart business owner is that we have to be vigilant when it comes to crime; security cameras are an integral part of that vigilance. But what happens if a crime is in fact about to take place? Instead of a camera simply showing you what happened after the criminals are long gone, wouldn’t it be nice if the security system itself could have also helped do something to protect your business as it witnessed the criminal misconduct in real time?

What is Live Video Monitoring?

The difference between live video monitoring and passive, conventional video monitoring is quite literally that in the first option, the video is being monitored live; that is to say, there is a person, right here in Vancouver, sitting in front of the video feed actively making sure that everything is the way that it should be. If something doesn’t look right, then the person monitoring the live video makes decisions as to what is appropriate for what is going on: they can contact the authorities, sound the alarm, and warn the potential criminals that they are being watched; ultimately, they help you to retake control of the situation.

No False Alarms

Because security staff are actively monitoring the video feeds in real-time, they stay in direct contact with local law enforcement in case they need to take action. Backed by a rigorous failure detection system, live video monitoring eliminates 100{9d5abb94d4f0b35cd2ea856b5d7ff87416c31db00f6ac8e6c45b71f25f4a819b} of all false alarms – a computer may be fooled, but not a real person! With less false alarms, the authorities also don’t have to waste precious resources on a non-existent crime – or worse, have to make the decision to ignore a real crime.

Help Prevent Crime

We at Black Knight Security feel that every business owner would rather have a crime dealt with, and prevented if possible, rather than just observed after the fact. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If a crime were to take place, our live video monitoring features a live 2-way audio, which lets us alert intruders that they are being watched before they cause damage. Our multi-layered access control allows remote-management, keeping the good guys in the driver’s seat. Most businesses are more vulnerable at night, when there are fewer people around to witness a crime; having the ability to scare away intruders at all times can mean the difference between your business being robbed or vandalized, or not.

Reduce Security Costs

Live video monitoring may also be a viable, more economical way to reduce the number of security guards that your business requires in order to stay safe. Cut down on salaries, uniforms, and other expenses, and still have the perimeter and interior of your business monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This also can help cover more ground, because a single live video monitor can observe multiple cameras’ wide areas, rather than what a security guard can see just on his own. You can also use live video monitoring to add man-power to hard-to-reach areas like rooftops.

Give Yourself Peace of Mind

A security system is only as good as it works when you need it; don’t take chances with the business that you work so hard for. Active surveillance, rather than passive recording, can potentially mean the difference between keeping your business safe or cleaning up the aftermath of crime. Trust the experienced live video monitoring professionals at Black Knight Security to help ensure that Vancouver’s crime and perpetrators of unwanted acts and behaviours take their vandalism, harassment, and theft elsewhere. Email us at info@blackknightsecurity.ca, or call us toll-free at 1-855-618-0151 and locally at 604-618-0151.

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Live Video Surveillance for Vancouver Businesses https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/live-video-surveillance-vancouver-businesses/ Tue, 02 Aug 2016 04:52:44 +0000 https://www.blackknightsecurity.ca/?p=628 Live Video Surveillance Vancouver surveillance systems vancouver Live Video Surveillance for Vancouver Businesses At Black Knight Security, our professionally managed and monitored CCTV systems keep watch around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a lot to love about being in a big city like Vancouver. The vibrant lifestyles and [...]

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Live Video Surveillance Vancouver

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Live Video Surveillance for Vancouver Businesses

At Black Knight Security, our professionally managed and monitored CCTV systems keep watch around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Video Surveillance Vancouver

There is a lot to love about being in a big city like Vancouver. The vibrant lifestyles and diverse set of people can be a huge draw for anyone thinking about moving to or staying in a place like this. These positive aspects about Vancouver are even more important for businesses; owners find their niche and grow their businesses in an ever-expanding market of different demographics and urban sprawl.

That being said, there are some major drawbacks: some of the chief concerns for businesses are those of safety and security. A big city environment can often be hostile. Crime and other unwanted acts and behaviours can put your business — and the people associated with that business — into jeopardy and danger. Harassment, vandalism, and theft are just some of the things that businesses and their employees may have to endure here in Vancouver. Having this kind of threat looming over your business adds even more stress and worry, on top of the many challenges associated with running the business in the first place.

Why Deterrence Is Important

Dealing with the aftermath of crime is only half the story; it’s vital to try and deter it from happening in the first place. Video surveillance does both: it plays an important role in preventing crime from happening, and helps to piece the story together if crimes do take place. Most importantly, criminals and perpetrators of unwanted acts and behaviour will think twice about choosing your business if they know that they’ll be caught on video surveillance. The idea of the police having their identity on record, and that someone is constantly watching them, will be serious motivation for criminals to move onto somewhere less secure. Whether you’re worried about customers, employees, or just people passing by, you want to make sure that you keep the people involved with your business safe: the best way is to use as much deterrence as possible to keep unexpected problems and unwanted behaviours at bay. Just having visible signs of video surveillance (like having an easy-to-see camera visible to the public) begins to significantly change the safety level that people feel in your space.

Why Choosing the Right Video Surveillance is Crucial

True deterrence is based on not just the possibility of being caught, but the inevitability of it. You need video surveillance that works. Using the right equipment is critical to making sure that your video surveillance works when you need it the most. Some criminals may love to gamble, but it’s not gambling anymore if you’re going to lose.

Having an experienced professional assess your business’ security is the first step in keeping your business safe in a place like Vancouver. Our security staff and IT specialists will make sure that strategic points of your business are covered, and that you have the best security system that works for you. Too little coverage can leave blind spots vulnerable. Unreliable cameras and systems can malfunction at the most crucial moments. Unmonitored video surveillance can feel like an empty threat, making you feel less safe and reducing the impact of your surveillance system. At Black Knight Security, our professionally managed and monitored CCTV (closed circuit television) systems keep watch around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Quality products and state-of-the-art technology keeps your business protected, and gives you peace of mind.

Trust the experienced video surveillance professionals at Black Knight Security to help ensure that Vancouver’s crime and perpetrators of unwanted acts and behaviours take their vandalism, harassment, and theft elsewhere. Email us at info@blackknightsecurity.ca, or call us toll-free at 1-855-618-0151 and locally at 604-618-0151.

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