When fencing your perimeter isn’t realistic—or you have an indoor area you need to keep a close eye on—virtual fences are an excellent option for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Virtual fences can be integrated with your surveillance cameras, so you have visual confirmation of a breach and have the system notify you accordingly. Thanks to increasingly intelligent technology, you can configure your settings to ignore small items or animals and stay focused on actual threats.
What types of businesses can benefit from virtual fencing, and how can you implement this technology for your applications? Here’s how virtual perimeter solutions can help organizations better protect sensitive areas.
Customize Your Notifications and Settings
Unlike physical fences, virtual fences allow businesses to customize their settings and alerts. For example, you can conserve video storage by programming the camera to only record when the virtual perimeter has been breached, making handling data and locating incidents easier.
Businesses can also configure the system to notify security of a breach via email, text, or audio for on-site personnel. If you have lighting and audio networked in the fence area, you can also program the system to turn on lights or speak live through a camera to deter trespassers .
You can even customize your settings to have the camera detect specific elements within the frame, whether you’re concerned about people, vehicles, or even small animals getting too close to a sensitive area.
Reduce False Alarms for Improved Response Efficiency
Virtual fences use intelligent algorithms to keep false alarms to an absolute minimum . The system can ignore background activity outside of the perimeter, even if headlights or animals happen to pass through the fence but don’t pose a threat.
However, the system immediately notices when a perimeter has been breached according to your settings and instantly sends a notification or sounds an alarm. This means fewer false incidents that can distract your security team and instead ensure their efforts are saved for when they really matter.
Businesses can even configure the system to respond differently during various times of day or for different triggers. For example, the alarm for a car breaching the fence may be different than the alarm for an indoor area where someone has crossed the perimeter.
Monitor All Types of Areas for Threats
While physical fences certainly make sense—and are necessary—for some businesses, virtual fences offer much more flexibility. In addition, they’re able to be integrated with existing surveillance technology, making them part of a holistic solution to commercial security.
For some industries, especially marinas and national parks, fencing just isn’t realistic or financially feasible . In cases such as these, virtual fencing provides many benefits. It can be up 24/7 or only active during certain parts of the day or night, such as after-hours for office or retail buildings.
Utilizing virtual fencing with surveillance cameras is ideal. Your team can keep an eye on remote areas outside or have the system notify them when certain areas are breached inside as well, which can be beneficial for businesses that work with sensitive equipment or materials.
Have You Implemented Virtual Fences Yet?
Virtual fences make sense for a variety of applications in commercial security. Have you implemented virtual perimeter solutions for your business? Find out how cost-effective and secure virtual fences can be by contacting our commercial security team at Surveillance Secure at (877) 388-1248!