As Technology Evolves, So Should Your Security Measures Let's go! Home » News » Blog » As Technology Evolves, So Should Your Security Measures Blog: As Technology Evolves, So Should Your Security Measures Published: 04/07/2022As Technology Evolves, So Should Your Security Measures As the world becomes increasingly connected, businesses must be aware of the evolving threats to their physical and online security. Traditional security measures, such as locks and alarms, are no longer enough to deter sophisticated criminals. Instead, businesses should take a holistic approach to security, incorporating biometric authentication, perimeter intrusion detection, and body worn cameras into their security protocols. Read on as we explain the value of keeping your security measures in check with advances in new technology. Recorded Evidence Many businesses that employ security guards have started to implement the use of body worn cameras, and for good reason. Not only do these cameras provide an extra layer of protection for security staff, but they also act as a form of evidence should any crimes be committed, or if an employee is accused of misconduct by a member of the public. In the past, businesses would have had to lean on notoriously unreliable eyewitness testimonies to provide evidence of a crime. With body worn cameras, businesses now have concrete evidence that can be used in court to help secure a conviction as well as disprove an allegation. Bolster Accountability As the head of security, you are always looking for ways to improve accountability and prevent potential wrongdoings, and livestreaming body-worn cameras is a method that can be integrated into your security system. The main reasoning behind this is that it allows operators in control rooms and supervisors to see any incidents occurring in real-time and therefore respond accordingly. As it’s a portable CCTV it can allow those involved to record the footage in the middle of it whereas a fixed camera wouldn’t. There are benefits for the employees too, as body-worn camera footage can be used to identify areas for training and development, or where additional support is needed, letting you create bespoke KPIs and training goals for each employee, and provide targeted supervision to better support your workers. Permanent Connectivity Wi-Fi/4G body worn cameras such as the HALO Horizon S3 provide live footage of antisocial activity and criminality even in areas that lack established CCTV cameras. Accurate and unambiguous footage of an incident is often all that is needed in many cases to identify and successfully prosecute perpetrators. A body worn camera with live-streaming capability is particularly useful as it can be wirelessly connected to a central controller and user dashboard. This means that body worn camera footage can be viewed alongside CCTV camera feeds for a true “3D view” of an incident. Understand The Importance Of Human Intervention Although technology is an important part of security, offenders are more likely to be deterred by human intervention – i.e. the presence of security guards – than they are by CCTV cameras on their own. Permanently placed CCTV cameras can help increase transparency and accountability on construction sites, industrial premises and other remote areas, but they should not be used as a direct replacement for security guards. Most antisocial acts and crimes, including vandalism and burglaries, are opportunistic, so having security personnel on the ground, equipped with body worn cameras and two-way radios, provides a physical presence that can keep potential offenders at bay. Having a security team in place also enables you to respond immediately to incidents on site. What's next? DTS Solutions are one of the UK’s leading system integration specialists, with decades of combined experience working with commercial security systems and networks. Book a free consultation with us today to learn how we can help implement body worn cameras for digitised security in your organisation.