Overview of Remote Guarding

The GBSG Remote Guarding package has been developed to provide our clients with all the benefits of a manned on-site guarding presence, without the limitations and at a fraction of the cost.

Through the integration of CCTV cameras, door access control, intruder alarms and movement detection analysis, we can remotely carry out all of the security functions and front of house duties that an on-site guard would be responsible for.

Our Remote Guarding solution is perfect for those larger sites that are looking for a balance between guarding costs and 24/7 protection. It is often the case that our clients use an onsite guard during the day then outside of working hours, will hand over the control of their site to our SIA licensed monitoring operatives.

We perform all guarding duties, including the authorisation of vehicle and pedestrian site entry, from our own purpose-built Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC). Our RVRC is approved to the highest NSI (National Security Inspectorate) Gold standard. And, just like all of our security guards, the monitoring operatives whom we employ are licensed by the SIA (Security Industries Authority).


Reduce Security Costs with Remote Guarding

With the gradual introduction of the national living wage until 2020, the cost of a physical manned-presence guarding a site 24/7 will significantly increase. By replacing, or even supplementing, an on-site security guard businesses will save money on a like-for-like basis. In addition, with Remote Guarding businesses won’t incur overheads such as equipment and training, or need to budget for cover during periods of sickness or annual leave.


Specifications and Compliance

Dependent upon the type of Remote Guarding system we recommend, the system will be designed and installed to comply with the relevant standards, including those detailed below:

  • BS 8418, the British Standard on the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, operation and remote monitoring of detector-activated CCTV;
  • BS EN 50132-7 – The British Standard for CCTV surveillance systems for use in security applications;
  • BS EN 62676-1-1 - The British Standard on the minimum requirements for a video surveillance system;
  • BS EN 62676-4 – The British Standard on requirements for the selection, planning, installation, commissioning, maintaining and testing of CCTV systems;
  • NSI NCP104 Standards – The National Security Inspectorate’s Code of Practice for the Design, Installation and Maintenance of CCTV systems;
  • BS EN 50133-1 covering access control installation and maintenance;
  • NACP 109 – the NSI Code of Practice for Design, Installation and Maintenance of Access Control Systems.