How Many Different Types of Patrol in Security?

Patrols of various properties or facilities may involve vehicular patrols, foot patrols, use of CCTV systems, alarm/sensor systems, observation posts/guard shacks, and even drones in some cases. Patrols may be conducted by one guard or team covering an area. In general, there are five types of patrol: traditional patrol, watchman clock, guard tour system, CCTV system, and artificial intelligence patrol.

Traditional Patrols

Traditional patrols are usually conducted by managers who divide tasks and areas and then assign tasks to junior guards. Guards patrol at random to monitor the environment and detect anomalies. Record the work on the sign-in form after the patrol. Managers use paper records to assess the performance of security personnel.

Watchman Clock

Watchman clock often had a paper or light cardboard disk or paper tape placed inside for a set period of time usually 24 hours for disk models, and 96 hours for tape models. The user would carry the clock to each checkpoint where a numbered key was mounted. That key was then inserted into the clock, turned, and imprint the disk with the key number. The paper disk or tape had the times pre-printed and the key impressed the key number on the corresponding time( Each key would make an identifiable mark on a paper disk or reel, denoting the time the guard “punched the clock” at that station ). This means that the guard’s actions are being tracked, whether it took too long between two key stations or if he missed a key station.

Guard Tour System

The checkpoint is placed on the key point of the patrol route. The security guard reads his personnel point with the patrol point carried by him during the patrol and then reads the patrol point according to the line sequence. In the process of reading patrol point, the incident point can be read at any time if an emergency is found, and the patrol point number and reading time are saved as a patrol record. Then the patrol reader is connected to the computer through the data cable and the data is uploaded to the database of the management software. The management software automatically analyzes and intelligently processes the patrol data, and then the statistical statements such as missed patrol and missed patrol can be obtained. Through these statements, the actual completion of patrol work can be truly reflected, thus realizing the scientific management of patrol work.

CCTV System

When the environment is not suitable for human, closed-circuit television equipment can be used in from all parts of the central control room monitoring process. CCTV systems can run continuously or monitor specific events only as needed. Security guards need to pay attention to every move in the monitor during working hours. When abnormal situation in the surveillance picture is detected, security guards should send out the alarm and assist security personnel to deal with the crisis in the fastest way.

Artificial Intelligence Patrol

Application of Bluetooth positioning automatically patrol robot control system, the application of Bluetooth positioning system set up patrol path in advance, to provide the user preset monitory point, the robot can be according to the preset image path to the various patrol assignments, point to point and to transfer the video image to monitor on the far side. It can also be set up to operate at a fixed time and make a fixed patrol at a fixed time. Effective replacement of patrols by personnel. In addition, in case of abnormal conditions or personnel, it can also provide effective identification to the remote monitor, so as to achieve the purpose of warning and information provision.

Therefore, in the face of a variety of patrol methods and patrol device, according to your business needs to choose the right patrol type is the most important.

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