Documenting and controlling patrols is essential in assuring patrol officers are legitimately and effectively attending to their purpose.
Alpha k9 security equip officers with the latest wearable recording technology and patrol vehicles with onboard CCTV devices. We utilize an electronic guard tour system as an extra means in providing a trusting, transparent and comprehensive security service that at the same time assures officers are patrolling sites as they should be.
This system electronically records the time, date, patrol wand I.D and location of each specific point of patrol routes. Points are strategically positioned throughout the site and at entry and exit points making officer movements evident.
Since security officers should be concentrating on detecting, deterring, observing and reporting, placement of points and use of this system enhances patrol efficiency in complete property security and allows observation of any areas of potential threat including OH&S issues to be identified.
Installation of an electronic guard tour system helps establish a proper proportion between security costs and effective security. It also gives the client access to thorough nightly guard movement reports on a weekly basis.
We have found that using a guard tour system improves service quality and transparency, and is an invaluable and integral piece of patrol technology.
Body worn cameras have become an important element of the preventative measures police use to protect their officers, by diffusing aggression early in a confrontation. After seeing the success of initiatives put in place by the police, Alpha K9 Security began to follow suit.
Security services benefit from many similar features that are of assistance to police. In this way, using wearable cameras helps Alpha K9 Security staff on a multitude of fronts. The presence of the camera, which records evidential quality video and audio, has been proven to minimise physical and verbal attacks, due to the change in behaviour when people know they are being recorded. It also serves as an independent witness to help resolve complaints and disputes quickly and fairly.
Similarly, thanks to an audit trail which allows management to know which staff member is using each camera, the automatic encryption of the footage allows it to be presented as court-ready evidence. Body Worn Cameras allow for interactions with the public to be entirely transparent and can debunk false claims.
“I cannot think of any [other] single intervention in the history of front line service providers that dramatically changed the way that officers behave, the way that suspects behave, and the way they interact with each other”