Virtual Guarding for Limited Security Resources at Government Agencies

Virtual Guarding, gives you peace-of-mind knowing you have constant 24/7 security, at a fraction of the cost. Best of all, you have all eyes on your business with a virtual security team remotely monitoring your property.
Virtual Guarding, gives you peace-of-mind knowing you have constant 24/7 security, at a fraction of the cost. Best of all, you have all eyes on your business with a virtual security team remotely monitoring your property.

Virtual Security:  Enhancing Physical Security for Government Buildings and Grounds

From gate controls to perimeter monitoring, loitering, and object detection, as security risks increase, federal, state, and local government agencies require more sophisticated tools for protecting their government buildings, people, premises, internal assets, and borders.

Sufficient levels of physical security require a multi-tiered approach and a shift in protocol. It is no longer sufficient to do post-event analysis.

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Government physical security leaders require strategies to proactively deter crime with limited security resources.

Government physical security leaders are focused on strategies to proactively deter events such as theft, trespassing, or civil unrest before it escalates.

Take advantage of a force multiplier, gain additional personnel, and expertise.

■ Catch events as they occur.

■ Specialized knowledge and advanced technology.

■ Obtain evidence in criminal investigations.

■ Gather better information about incidents.

■ Reduce the number of calls for service.

■ Quickly dispatch staff to where the problems are happening in real-time.

Virtual Guarding:  The Force Multiplier Allowing Agencies to Guard More and Spend Less

(Learn More about Virtual Guarding, a new, remote guarding service that combines in-person security guards paired with advanced video analytics to help better protect your property. Courtesy of A Plus Technology and YouTube.)

Virtual Guarding saw a unique opportunity to utilize existing core competencies and shift security from a reactive to a proactive protocol, which deters crime at a fraction of the cost of traditional guarding.

Virtual Guarding provides a modern physical security platform by integrating video surveillance, access control, and sensor technology with the human intelligence of licensed security officers.

This unique solution allows security professionals to attain more value from their video by incorporating the ability to have access to data analytics for proactive protection of their assets and a more concise capture of security events such as identifying if people are lingering outside a building, cross-property boundaries or if a detected object needs to be investigated.

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Perhaps the most valuable aspect of Virtual Guarding is the ability to scale and protect all areas and expand your live surveillance coverage to anywhere where you can have a camera.

Government security leaders can now have access to advanced data to stay informed of risks that may negatively impact their assets, including but not limited to vandalism and trespassing alerts, gunshot detection, THC & chemical detection, noise monitoring, air quality monitoring, light, and occupancy detection, aggression detection and hands-free calls for help.

Many organizations are experiencing success in stopping unwanted trespassing with our 24-7,365 days always-on virtual guarding.

Proactive video monitoring permits a more detailed screening of guests and visitors while keeping an eye on environmental factors.

Perhaps the most valuable aspect of Virtual Guarding is the ability to scale and protect all areas and expand your live surveillance coverage to anywhere where you can have a camera.

With Virtual Guarding, guards can directly respond to incidents or dispatch resources as events unfold. In addition, Virtual Guarding integrates with your current policies.

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Virtual Guarding supplements tradition guarding at entrance gates by integrating video analytics, monitored remotely at our command center by licensed security officers.

Virtual guards are dispatched based on your policies be it Federal, State, or local contacts. By streamlining your security protocol, security operations become more efficient.

Virtual Gatehouse: Better Security at Entrance Gates

A unique application of Virtual Guarding is our access control solution for entry gates, Virtual Gatehouse.

This solution supplements tradition guarding at entrance gates by integrating video analytics, monitored remotely at our command center by licensed security officers.

Virtual Gatehouse technology concisely captures and verifies every vehicle entering and leaving a facility for accurate record keeping and reference points.

Virtual Gatehouse saves significantly on cost, by decreasing the need for a physical guard at the entrance. This solution decreases physical contact and any associated threat potential or liability.

(The Virtual Gatehouse utilizes live staff to monitor gated communities from a centralized command center, along with cutting-edge technology to give your community, the highest level of security. The Maximum Security Virtual Gatehouse will save our clients a substantial amount of money over the course of their security contract, all while making communities the safest places they can be. Courtesy of A Plus Technology and YouTube.)

Virtual Concierge: Efficient 

Virtual Guarding solutions, such as our innovative Virtual Concierge, add value at all facility entrances. This solution substitutes lobby guards with a virtual guard that monitors the lobby remotely.

In addition to substantial cost savings, our advanced technology streamlines processes such as identification, package handling, and deliveries while eliminating threat potential and liability from physical contact.

Virtual Concierge offers a heightened sense of customer service and enables screening of visitors and guests entering and leaving the premises remotely while directing them to the appropriate destination within a facility.

In addition, should a security event occur, our solution issues incidents directly to defined escalation contacts.

Key Differentiator: Experience

The key differentiator in the successful development of Virtual Guarding solutions is the experience.

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Virtual Guarding teams have served the government sector for 30 years and can clearly and concisely identify security risks to match solutions that specifically solve complex security challenges.

The teams have served the government sector for 30 years and can clearly and concisely identify security risks to match solutions that specifically solve complex security challenges.

In turn, Virtual Guarding combines law enforcement experience with a deep understanding of criminal activity to accurately determine security risks and proactively define efficient security protocols.

Virtual Guarding offers the highest caliber of fully thought-out security solutions to accurately and effectively protect government buildings, people, premises, and property.

Virtual Guarding, gives you peace-of-mind knowing you have constant 24/7 security, at a fraction of the cost. Best of all, you have all eyes on your business with a virtual security team remotely monitoring your property.

Your facility receives 360 degrees of security with advanced features such as immediate live audio trespasser deterrents, remote door monitoring for unsecured entrances and exits, as well as the hybrid use of human intelligence and artificial intelligence.

These virtual security guards are stationed at the company’s Global Fusion Center to live monitor your property.

If immediate assistance is needed, their highly trained remote security guards address events by utilizing two-way communication, by dispatching an on-site guard, or by dispatching local law enforcement authorities.

Emergency applications can also be applied for communication via smartphones to any employee or resident.

With Virtual Guarding, they guard more, you spend less.

To discuss your unique security needs and threats and learn more about virtual guarding visit us at VirtualGuarding.com.

IPVideo Corporation Named a Multiple-Award Finalist in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

In addition to your gourmet, plated meal, entree of choice, and signed copy of Bill Bratton’s New Book ‘The Profession’ - your 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon Registration includes Complimentary attendee access to ISC East, the leading event for the Northeast’s security and public safety community, the inaugural Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, and the ASIS NYC SECURITY CONFERENCE & EXPO on November 17th & 18th at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City.
In addition to your gourmet, plated meal, and your entree of choice, the first 100 registered attendees will receive a signed copy of Bill Bratton’s New Book ‘The Profession’. 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon Registration also includes Complimentary attendee access to ISC East, the leading event for the Northeast’s security and public safety community, the inaugural Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, and the ASIS NYC SECURITY CONFERENCE & EXPO on November 17th & 18th at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City.

Special Early Luncheon Registration Discount Ends November 1

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is today in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer, David Pekoske
David Pekoske, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer

American Security Today is pleased to announce TSA Administrator  David Pekoske, will join the organization as a featured speaker at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon, on November 17, 2021 at ISC East in New York City.

“On the heels of an unprecedented global pandemic, continued unrest in our cities and potentially catastrophic cyberattacks on our nations critical infrastructure, the focus of the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon will be on the latest, state-of-the-art innovations that are driving investments in new public security and safety technologies and systems,” said AST Editorial and Managing Director Tammy Waitt.

“As a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, innovation and aviation, surface transportation and maritime security, David Pekoske’s message highlighting his top priorities and challenges for the TSA based on his years of wide-ranging experience will be critical to our attendees internalizing the critical nature of these escalating challenges, and realizing innovative new approaches to meet them.”

The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions  and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI SystemsAttivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.

Additionally, the First 100 Registered Attendees to receive autographed copies of the Latest Book by Legendary Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, who will be Live at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.

‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America’

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America focused on the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The epic, transformative career of Bill Bratton, legendary police commissioner and police reformer, in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York When Bill Bratton became a Boston street cop after returning from serving in Vietnam, he was dismayed by the corrupt old guard, and it is fair to say the old guard was dismayed by him too.

The Profession presents not only a fascinating and colorful life at the heights of law enforcement leadership, but the vision for the future of American policing that we sorely need.

At ISC East 2021 you with the opportunity to interact with a broad array of security industry professionals.

ISC East works closely with other businesses in the security and public safety space to help bring together the Northeast’s largest security trade show each year.

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($150 Value)

In collaboration with premier sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association) and in partnership with ASIS NYC, ISC East is proud to work with and be supported by various associations, trade publications, charities, and more.

Therefore, the ISC audience of security dealers, installers, integrators, consultants, corporate, government and law enforcement/first responder practitioners will be joined by the ASIS NYC audience of major corporate managerial-through-director-level national and global security executives.

The combination of one-on-one conversations with the industry’s top innovators,  integrators and security executives, special events, high-quality education and training, and strong support from industry associations, will allow attendees to learn and evaluate solutions from leading security exhibitors and brands. 

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

With the integration of the Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, the show is moving even further into our reader’s wheelhouse!

With the integration of the Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, the show is moving even further into our reader's wheelhouse! Your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to both ISC East - and NDEM!
ISC East the leading event for the Northeast’s security and public safety community, and home of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon, is colocating with the inaugural Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo on November 17th & 18th at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City.

Your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to ISC East, NDEM and the ASIS NYC Security Conference and Expo!

Thank take advantage of this exclusive luncheon opportunity to take a break from the show – Invite your team, guests, clients and show visitors to a lovely and affordable plated meal event in the heart of New York City, for a fabulous networking opportunity!

Special Early Luncheon Registration Discount Ends November 1

Go to https://americansecuritytoday.com/product/awards-luncheon/ to secure your seat or reserve a table.

***Early Registration Discount Ends November 1. Limited space available so Register Today. There will be no on-site registrations.

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

Harness the Power of the Web – with our 100% Mobile Friendly Publications

AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.

‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’

AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, Check Out the New 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2020 ‘A Year in Review’.

The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

  • For a complete list of 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, click here.

For more information on All Things American Security Today, and the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

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