If you have a security firm (or work in this field), it means you already know how much work it involves: configuration, continuous management and support, equipment monitoring, prevention of damage and loss, direct guards and organize their schedules, conduct reports and a lot of other tasks.
Equipment monitoring is a very important aspect, because proper operation of the agents’ activity and their safety depends on it! Defective work equipment can put a security agents’ life at risk and he can’t rely on them in case something bad is happening.
Internet globalization affects the security and patrol market
Nowadays, we no longer use the Internet just for entertainment (listening to music, watching movies or playing games), but we use it in almost everything we do: shopping, finding new friends, learning or even find a job.
At the end of the day, we can be sure that Internet is the most comprehensive and fast information source.
However, this global spread affected the economic part of the worldwide business in a crucial way.
All industries have took advantage (and continue to take advantage) from the power of instant communication, access and delivery of information, improving their status and providing enhanced customer service.
The security domain was not an exception either. Security areas such as CCTV, Electronic Security Systems and Patrol Tracking Systems, have also changed their working methods by incorporating innovations from the Internet and increasing productivity and sales.
What includes a security agent's equipment
Internet globalization brought major changes in how security companies manage their assets and customers are informed about their level of security.
Until now, security agents have been performing their daily tasks by using a variety of equipment to protect themselves, to keep notes about patrols and, at the same time, to distract any threat.
Here’s a short list with equipment that a security agent should have:
Why do you need a patrol monitoring system?
Fortunately, all technological improvements have made most of the listed equipment unnecessary.
Specifically, in this market, patrols surveillance software and mobile applications have changed the way security companies work.
Security companies can take patrol tours and online patrols, while employees can communicate in real time with Main Center and any goods can be managed remotely, from anywhere in the world.
QR-Patrol Mobile App and Cloud
QR-Patrol is a software designed to match with companies and daily needs of security agents, by minimizing work time and eliminate paperwork.
QR-Patrol is an online real-time monitoring tour system based on the use of NFCs and QR-codes. The staff (security agents, officers, etc.) scans the active labels located in various places and the Monitoring Center can be immediately informed about incidents and alerts.
Use an online mobile patrol monitoring system to replace security guard equipment
Considering daily routine of a security agent, QR-Patrol is a very important interes point: that is because the agent no longer needs half the equipment required for each tool.
Simply using QR-Patrol Mobile App can replace many of the elements of a basic security equipment:
- There is no need for flashlight, because smartphones comes preinstalled with it (even if one of the phones does not, it can be downloaded for free from GooglePlay or the AppStore anytime);
- Also, you no longer need a digital camera. A camera is part of any smartphone and the QR-Patrol Mobile App uses camera functionality to capture incidents, vehicles, people or any other event;
- Neither notebook nor pen are no longer needed – QR-Patrol allows you to hold electronic notes or send notes in real-time to the monitoring;
- Last but not least, thanks to the QR-PTT application, security agents who work alone (Lone Workers) will no longer need Walkie-Talkies stations, because the device allows them to instantly communicate through Push To Talk App.