OFFSITE MONITORING SAVES BIG MONEY FOR HOUSING ESTATES AND OFFICE PARKS
Secure housing estates and business parks have become a common sight in most neighbourhoods throughout South Africa. Offering a more secure work and home lifestyle, these estates are a trend that will continue growing as time goes on. However, many people are put offthese estates as they are perceived as being elitist and with high monthly levies. Companies offering independent offsite monitoring, like Verifier, have been able to come to the assistance of developers and home/ business owners, assisting in increasing security whilst decreasing overall and monthly levy costs.
How they do this is actually quite logical. For smaller estates, an offsite CCTV monitoring solution allows for a large reduction in construction costs as physical guard huts are no longer required, with the cameras doing the work of the guards. This solution also ensures no collusion between possible criminals and guarding staff. No guard hut equals reduced overall construction costs, which ultimately means either lower purchase prices or lower monthly levies.
For larger estates, which require guarding staff to let visitors into and out of the estate, the offsite CCTV monitoring solution assists in reducing the number of guards required, as the cameras are able to monitor and remotely patrol the perimeter of the estate, thus reducing the overall monthly costs to the estate and thereby lowering monthly levies.
“Developers are able to sell properties as off-site monitored, which mean that they can market an enhanced security solution, along with the attraction of lower levies and overall monthly security costs,” says Mike Voortman, Director of Verifier. “For smaller estates, offsite CCTV monitoring costs are significantly less than a guard, whereas the cost of employing a 24/7 guard for these estates is normally in excess of R20 000.00 per month.”
For more information please visit www.verifier.co.za