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Let’s face it – security can be costly, but it’s a vital expense. Businesses and residential communities in particular must keep people on their property safe. Luckily, there’s more than one way to implement an effective security strategy without breaking the bank. If you’re evaluating your capital expenses and wondering how you can cut costs, here are a few ways you can reduce your security costs while maintaining a safe environment for your patrons.


Install an Alarm System

If you don’t already have an alarm system, you should get one. They’re an effective way to deter criminals while alerting the proper authorities when a crime does occur. Alarm systems can be customized to meet your specific needs. Most systems include door, window, and motion sensors, among other things, to detect trespassers. If you’re already thinking about how much it’s going to cost you, don’t worry. Installing an alarm system is typically a one-time expense, so there’s no need to stress about adding to your long-term CapEx. However, you can improve its abilities by having it professionally monitored and taking on a relatively low monthly charge.


Initiate a Changing of the Guards

Security guards are the most expensive aspect of a security system, especially when you hire more than one. While reducing your CapEx, on-site guards should be the first to go. There are other ways to provide security rather than having a team of security guards present on your property. Enlisting help from a roaming patrol team is one way to do it. These patrol officers monitor multiple properties and make a few rounds per shift. If reducing costs is your main concern, this is a no-brainer. However, it does come with one noticeable weakness: Criminals are smart and will often watch a property in advance before committing a crime. In this case, it could be easy to pinpoint when the patrol comes and goes from your property and take advantage of it.


Invest in Remote Video Monitoring

As you may have guessed, we saved the best solution for last. Remote video monitoring is the most effective way to reduce your security expenses while maintaining a secure environment. Oftentimes, properties are more secure after implementing remote video monitoring as your primary source of protection. Here’s how it works: an expert team, like the one at WideEye Surveillance, monitors the existing cameras at your property. When something looks out of place, the proper authorities are immediately notified and a recording of the incident is saved. This solution is also a great addition to any other security measures already in place, such as an alarm system or on-site guards. If you have multiple on-site security guards, using remote video monitoring allows you to reduce your team down to one or even replace on-site security with a roaming patrol.


WideEye Surveillance’s remote video monitoring services have proven to reduce traditional security expenses time after time. Often a team of physical security guards can cost tens of thousands of dollars per month. This is a massive burden that many businesses can’t afford or wish to eliminate. Many of our clients have experienced a 20 to 60 percent reduction in their CapEx when they switch to a security model cemented by remote video monitoring.


Contact WideEye Surveillance today at (844) 494-3339 to learn how much you could save with professional remote video monitoring.