SECURITY RISK SURVEYS
Arkhê offers armed response services to suit specific client’s needs. We have extensive experience in response teams to enable us to plan on the best methods to suit the task to counter identified risks. Arkhê’s armed response officers are well trained and we comply with all legislation.
The major role of the remote monitoring is to help the onsite team prepare an immediate response to what is happening on the ground. It creates the ability to filter nuisance alarms and inform guards only when required. This offers peace of mind to the client.
There are sufficient procedures and measures in place to minimize the possibility of human error and equipment failure. Arkhê Risk Solutions have been training the monitoring personnel to ensure that controller performance is according to predefined requirements. We will send transparent reports to the client and this should be enforced in the contract. Arkhê has standard operating procedures for the operators which can include, guard patrols verified visually, visits by supervisors, and reporting of incidents and actions taken. Spreadsheets can be compiled of Entry and Exit as per customer scope of work requests.
Arkhê Risk Solutions technical teams install cameras allowing for easy retrieval of images and therefor time is significantly reduced by searching for images using specific intelligent software. The systems installed have a high picture image quality which allows for clear identification purposes.
Built in intelligence line crossing and zone control that never sleeps will definitely contribute to the monitoring effectiveness. Video analytics are utilized to reduce false alarms and ensure the validity of the incident requiring attention. Video footage is recorded and preserved for at least 30 days for operators or clients to review.
Maintenance contracts are important to implement and this reduces the down time of any camera repairs or vandalism.
The control room communication is direct and only to specific telephone numbers. No cellular phones are permitted in the control room, many clients are therefore requesting the offsite monitoring as the operators are not easily corrupted. Connectivity is also an important factor and there needs to be communication redundancy in place for optimised uptime.
When security tasks are divided by onsite and offsite monitoring and based on the strengths of each, this would be the best route to follow.
INTEGRATION WITH LATEST ELECTRONIC SECURITY TECHNOLOGY
One of the leading products Arkhê promotes is the Avigilon Control Center, with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM), is the award winning high definition network video management solution that delivers full situation awareness and indisputable detail, leading to faster response times, reduced investigation times, and superior overall protection.
Available as standalone software, or pre-installed and configured on an Avigilon NVR, the Avigilon Control Center is a secure distributed network platform with enterprise class reliability for capturing, managing, and storing high definition multi-megapixel surveillance video while efficiently managing bandwidth and storage.
Avigilon Control Center records and manages both audio and video from the world’s broadest range of multi-megapixel IP cameras, from 1 to 29 megapixels. In addition, the system can accommodate conventional and PTZ analog cameras and both audio and video from a broad range of 3rd party IP cameras, and encoders from leading manufacturers. It provides the best evidence that only the industry’s leading High Definition surveillance solution can deliver while leveraging existing security investments. Avigilon Control Center provides the ability to build a hybrid system that allows a budget conscious migration from analog to digital. Focused on the needs of security professionals, Avigilon Control Center has a powerful, yet intuitive, easy to use interface that allows operators to efficiently evaluate and respond to events with minimal training.
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How it works:
• Security officer clocks points on site.
• All data is sent to the internet via the baton realtime with built in sim card.
• If there is any problems on site control can be notified immediately via sms or e-mail.
• At any time and from any internet enabled device you can login online and see your reports, or modify settings.
• Reports can also be automatically e-mailed.
OH&S form part of our basic security officer training and we urge our officers to report any unsafe situation or risks that they identify. We ensure that our officers are issued with all required PPE for their job.
Arkhê have a HSE Policy and an HSE Plan which we implemented. We employ HSE management wherever we see the need to manage and train our workers for a certain task. Work environments can contain various threats to the health and welfare of our employees, customers and visitors. Identification and safe containment of these risks makes good business sense – reduced losses in productivity, and minimised liability in the event of accidents.
FIRE RISK MANAGEMENT
Fire detection threats can be identified when we go and do a “Site Survey”. The threats will then be presented in our fire risk analysis documents.
It´s important to note that the quantity of attacks on posts with Patrol/Attack dogs has reduced from several a night to zero. No posts protected by the K9 unit have been attacked since the first days of implementation.
The results are so positive that Arkhê decided to offer this service to our clients in all big centra.