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Electronic versus manned security

John Briggs, Operations Director of First Security comments in his April blog, exclusively for, on the electronic versus manned security.

This month John looks at the electronic versus manned security and asks how can industry make the best use of this security mix, using both electronic and manned approaches in parallel so that they compliment each other and contribute to a safer environment? With so many different options available it is often difficult for customers to choose the best approach.

“It is estimated that there are at least 4.2 million security cameras in the UK – the equivalent to one camera for every 14 people, and, according to statistics the average citizen is caught on CCTV camera 300 times each day.

“Electronic solutions are being developed all the time and can be highly effective, but they should not be the only security method that is used. Why? Electronic security monitors, but manned guards act. And how do we know this? Over 10,000 manned security guards are being employed at the London 2012 Olympics to help protect public safety. But they are not doing it alone.

“Companies are naturally striving to achieve the best security mix through analysing the various options available to them. CCTV, for example, has the benefit of acting as a deterrent as well as keeping a log of recorded surveillance. Yet at the same time companies still need a human, visible deterrent that is able to intervene and prevent disorder on the ground.

“In our experience at First Security we have found that by adopting a combined approach, an effective, tailored solution can be achieved.  There are countless examples of where this is being used to good effect.

For the full blog visit Infologue’s website.

First Security

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