Deep Sentinel: An Effective Security Solution
As businesses started to reopen around the country, particularly as construction ended in the downtown Salinas area, many of those businesses noted a common problem: as the flow of people started to come back into town, vandalism and other challenges also increased. Many businesses noted homeless people sleeping in area storefronts at night or even scaring away customers during the day. Theft also increased in some areas.
Alvarez Technology Group has been deeply involved with a technology solution to many of those challenges: Deep Sentinel. Deep Sentinel is already deployed in many Salinas businesses and beyond, and it’s having great results.
What is Deep Sentinel?
Deep Sentinel is much like the Ring doorbell system: it creates a two-way camera system, where business owners, like homeowners using the Ring system, can see exactly what’s happening at their doorways and even talk to the people on the other side of it. Deep Sentinel provides commercial-quality cameras that monitor everything that takes place in front of the building.
Instead of store owners having to man the cameras themselves, however, Deep Sentinel comes with 24/7 guards who can monitor, talk to, and engage with whoever is on the other side of the camera. It also comes with a loud klaxon sound that can be made to go off until it draws the right attention or convinces the person to move on.
What Does Deep Sentinel Accomplish?
Deep Sentinel offers a number of benefits. The klaxon sound can easily scare off anyone who isn’t supposed to be in the area: people who don’t want attention drawn to them. The availability of guards to monitor those cameras and engage with people on the other side also offers immense benefit, since those guards can let the individual there know that they are being monitored and that they aren’t supposed to be there.
Suppose, for example, that a homeless person tries to settle down in the door of the store. The guard can simply interact with them and encourage them to move along–and in many cases, that alone is enough to get the individual moving. In other cases, the guard can let them know that the police will be called and that there could be consequences. In most cases, the individual will go ahead and move away from the area. When necessary, however, Deep Sentinel guards can go ahead and call the police and get them to respond to the scene.
Deep Sentinel is also a valuable way to thwart theft and scare away people attempting to vandalize those stores. Most people, when they realize they are being monitored, will quickly leave the area, rather than engaging in illegal activities. When they don’t leave the area, Deep Sentinel guards can summon the police, who can quickly deal with any potential threats.
An Affordable Solution for Decreasing Vandalism, Theft, and Loitering
In many cities, vandalism, theft, and loitering have become substantial problems. Deep Sentinel, however, helps solve many of those challenges. Employees can easily come into work without having to worry that they will encounter a stranger on the doorstep or burst in on a theft in progress. They also know that they have easy access to those guards in the event of an emergency, which can increase employee confidence and overall feelings of safety. Deep Sentinel is affordable enough that it’s even a reasonable solution for homeowners if they’re looking to protect their homes in that way.
Are you looking for technology solutions that can help you protect your business or your home? We can help you find the right solution for your needs. Contact us today to learn more.