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AI Surveillance and Remote Guarding are a burgeoning new trend in property management services.  The ability to offer end-to-end security as an asset reduces vacancies, incidences, and losses and can mean a better bottom line for your company overall. Equally, the rapid search capabilities, combined with the remote monitoring services also save on staff resources: you can eliminate as many as 4 staff hours per week currently wasted searching through footage, not to mention reduce the amount of time spent filing insurance and police reports and getting quotes from contractors and appointments for repairs.

Still worried your boss will never go for it due to cost? Affordable AI Surveillance Security is out there. Here are a few tips that can help drive your search.  

Steps to Implement AI Surveillance with Remote Guarding on a Budget

  • Assess Your Needs: Begin by evaluating your security requirements. Identify the areas that need the remote guarding the most: gates, doors, parking lots. Limiting the number of cameras that require remote guarding will reduce your costs. 
  • Choose the Right Technology: Research and select AI surveillance systems that align with your budget. Cloud-based and “camera agnostic” solutions can often be cost-effective as they offer unlimited seating and eliminate the need for expensive rip and replace hardware investments. 
  • AI Algorithms: Look for systems that offer advanced AI analytics in the cloud for greater computational accuracy, reducing false alarms.
  • Integrated Remote Guarding Software: Third party software licenses and the cost of their integration can blow the budget and strain your bandwidth. Look for an AI Surveillance partner that offers both the surveillance and remote guarding capabilities on one platform.
  • Remote Monitoring Service: If you’re on a cloud-based system, your guards can be anywhere in the world. You can actually achieve better redundancy if your team is in disparate locations because if the power goes out at one location, you have a backup. Forgo the fancy local monitoring station and look for a service that offers decentralized guard services. 
  • Training & Support:  Look for free training and 24/7 support at no extra cost. staff on how to effectively use the AI surveillance system. This ensures that alerts are appropriately responded to and that the system's potential is fully utilized.
  • Avoid Hostage Contracts: Security companies that want to lock you into 3 and 5 year contracts for utilizing software and services you’ve never tried are to be met with skepticism and a second read of the fine print in the contract. There are solutions that do not require long term contracts. 

Momentum in Multifamily Security

Embracing AI Surveillance with Remote Guarding on a budget is no longer a distant dream; it's a practical reality. The combination of cost-effective technology and strategic planning allows individuals and businesses to enhance their security measures without breaking the bank. By harnessing the power of AI, you can secure a safer environment for the tenants in your buildings, your staff, and your company’s assets, ensuring peace of mind even in the face of evolving security challenges.

You might even save up to 40% on on-premises guard costs. Want to learn more? Join our newsletter today. 

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