How Mobile Apps Are Evolving Security
Technology has enabled mass crime prevention through the automation and improvements in surveillance, digitization and mobilization have led to accountability and higher safety for both security personnel and clientele.
What does this look like?
Employees in the field use mobile devices to scan check-points, alert dispatch of illicit activity, submit photographs of reportable issues as well as complete forms. The GPS can also be tracked which sounds a bit Big Brother but also ensures the safety of officers.
No longer laden with an armoury of 2-way-radios, check-point scanners, alert buttons and cell phones on top of their weighty weapons, the company-issued mobile device serves as a cost and weight effective tool. We’ve seen some of the more forward thinking companies gearing up their staff with wearable devices.
Near Field Communication has replaced Tokens, QR and Barcodes. The latter two have often been photographed and scanned from the comfort of the local bar rather than on a patrol, compromising the safety of the vicinity. NFC has opened up a world of opportunities through the ability to configure each tag:
- Login to Systems
- Patrol Check Points
- Security Key Access
- Changing the Mode of a Mobile Device
- Launch Websites, Forms or Emergency Alerts
- Connect to WIFI
These affordable tags can also be used in the dispatch office for security key access and system logins, saving you the hassle of managing multiple systems.
With two way communication, field workers can receive and submit comprehensive data in real-time. This little feat in itself can improve crime prevention, speed up decision making and lessen response time:
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Yes, it’s a massive buzzword at the moment, but it’s vital to know what to do with it.
These extremely large sets of data can be analyzed for insights, patterns and trends leading to more informed decisions and strategic business moves. The two most valuable outcomes are time & cost reductions as you are able to determine the root cause of failures.
The question now is: Does your business receive the relevant data in an automated fashion that leads to these benefits?
What’s the Bottom Line?
Combining mobile devices and security apps can cut down time and costs, allowing you to more efficiently manage your security operations.
While there are many specialized security programs out there, the time to configure and deploy these solutions can be prohibitive. A no code drag & drop app platform can be rapidly customized to your specific process.
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