Clamping down on trespassing and creating a safer leisure experience for your customers

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    In large leisure complexes, the aim is to provide a safe and secure environment for staff and customers alike – whilst keeping trespassers off the premises. SECOM’s Smart Guarding solutions offer an efficient, effective means of detecting criminal activity, alerting authorities and protecting your people without impacting the day-to-day running of your business.

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    Protect your property 24/7/365

    We know that one of the biggest problems facing leisure centres and sports facilities is after-hours trespassing. As complexes often feature multiple outdoor elements – from pools and tennis courts to running tracks and football pitches – it’s easy to see why trespassers and criminals target these locations.

    Our Smart Guarding solutions provide an answer to this issue. Intelligent CCTV provides ultra-HD clarity across your property, 24 hours a day, helping you to deter would-be trespassers and capture video of those who make it onto your property. Our CCTV also has night-vision capabilities, ensuring you can capture clear footage in low-light conditions. Furthermore, SECOM Virtual Guard detects threats and suspicious activity instantly, allowing our operators to react to criminality in real time – whether that’s calling the relevant authorities or alerting manned security personnel on site.

    Make security more cost efficient

    For many leisure centres and sports complexes, the biggest problem facing manned security is the size of the portfolio. Manned guards do a great job of deterring intruders, but they cannot be everywhere at once! SECOM Smart Guarding provides total coverage across your property portfolio, 24/7/365, so you always know you’re protected. Similarly, our Remote Smart Guard Intervention allows us to engage trespassers via two-way audio when they cross your perimeter – so our security experts can safely intervene and deter criminal behaviour before it happens.

    With Smart Security, you can reduce the hours you need physical manned guards to the most critical times. Your organisation can drastically reduce the cost of security, without compromising on the level of protection or the quality of response. SECOM’s products offer greater visibility, faster response times and typically deliver ROI within four weeks – helping you achieve greater protection for less.

    • 24/7 security for your complex
    • Intelligent solutions for any interior or exterior environment
    • Reduce hiring and training costs of manned guards
    • Protects staff by removing the need for confrontation
    • State-of-the-art smart security systems
    • Installed and maintained by SECOM experts

    Smart security, powered by SECOM

    As the leading supplier of smart security across the UK, we know how to help leisure centres improve their operations and create more efficient security models. At SECOM, we have built the best tools and invested in the right people to deliver for our clients – guaranteeing maximum performance from your security measures. We are proud to support our partners with 24/7 call-out engineers, assisting you with everything from initial installation, repairs and replacement, as well as system maintenance.

    Our Smart Guarding product range

    Intelligent CCTV

    Advanced CCTV Cameras capture images and footage – even in the dimmest light – and utilise powerful video analytics software to detect when someone crosses the virtual perimeter of your premises, ensuring you are protected 24/7.

    • Night Vision and HDR lens
    • Powerful video analytics software
    • Accessible via your smartphone

    Virtual Guard

    We help you reduce reliance on physical security with our autonomous visual system. Virtual Guard intuitively detects threats and reports any suspicious activity to you instantly. Our investigators continuously profile any repeat offenders and if necessary can liaise directly with local police to take action.

    • Autonomously detects suspicious activity
    • Identifies repeat offenders
    • Sophisticated AI processing

    Remote Smart Guard Intervention

    Serving as the ideal deterrent for escalating encounters, SECOM’s IP Speakers & Microphones enable two-way audio transmission to diffuse any confrontations and alert security. Our bespoke announcement systems are manned by SECOM operatives, who assess security threats and intervene to diffuse situations so your staff don’t have to!

    • Crisp two-way audio transmission
    • 24/7 support from trained SECOM operatives
    • Deters encounters from escalating

    Assistance App

    Our Assistance App lets staff discreetly alert SECOM experts and relevant authorities that they require support in hostile situations. We ensure your workers’ safety by equipping them with a personal activation transmitter or Assistance App they can use when they’re most in need.

    • Request assistance in seconds
    • Handheld and discreet
    • Robust personal activation transmitter
    • Smart assistance app allows a tiered Smart Guard response

    Speak to Andy about your Smart Guarding requirements

    Our experts are on hand to help you design and install a smart security system that works.

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    Solving security for a national
    leisure chain

    The customer was experiencing trespassing issues across some of their sites, in particular external swimming pools. This not only posed a security risk, but also a health & safety one as well, so we agreed to install a SECOM Smart Guarding system on a trial basis.

    The system works by detecting movement externally, which triggers a number of pre-recorded warning announcements to deter the trespasser. Simultaneously, the incident and recorded video clips are presented to one of our remote Smart Guard operators, who assess the situation and are able to review ‘live-time’ images to keep availed of the situation. Our Smart Guard operators can also issue live voice challenges to site if required. Thanks to our seamless installation and integration, the health and fitness operator had access to advanced security from day one, offering greater peace of mind to staff and its valued members.

    With Smart Guarding, we helped our customer determine and deal with potential threats before they happened. Our system is also capable of assisting our Intelligence team to build extensive offender profiles that could be handed to internal security or the police if required. The trial is ongoing, however, so far it has resulted in a significant reduction in unwanted activity. All of this from SECOM for a fraction of what a full-time physical security would cost, with a typical ROI of less than four weeks in comparison to a permanent manned guard.