There are many tools a security guard management software uses to improve your services and a GPS monitoring system is amongst them. GPS tracking does much more than helping your office team better manage your guards (though it certainly does that). When combined with geofencing, a quality GPS monitoring system will ultimately create a win-win situation for both you and your clients.
How do these systems work?
While most security professionals understand that a GPS monitoring system allows them to track the movements and location of their security guards, the benefits of integrating geofencing with these systems are less well-known.
Essentially, geofences are used to designate a specific area on a map (typically, a map of a client’s site or a neighbourhood). Whenever an individual that is monitored by your GPS software crosses the set virtual boundaries on the map, the system sends an immediate alert notifying your team of the event in real time.
By using geofences as an extra measure in your security guard monitoring, you can offer vastly improved service to your clients. Here’s how:
Having a security guard who doesn’t show up on time for their shift can be detrimental to your business. By placing a geofence around a designated area, your GPS monitoring system will enable you to know when a enters or exits an allowed or not allowed area. When guards understand how these systems work, they become more motivated to show up on time and fully perform their responsibilities. This, in turn, makes it easier for you to demonstrate your value to your clients – because your guards are always in the appropriate place to respond to an incident.
While not every facility deals with manufacturing equipment or other potentially dangerous objects, designating certain areas as “off limits” can help you vastly improve worker safety. By setting up a geofence around hazardous areas, you’ll get an immediate alert the moment a guard accidentally goes somewhere they shouldn’t. This allows you to respond quickly and warn your guard to return to their designated route before an accident takes place. This extra step to protect worker safety can go a long way in helping you and your clients avoid the serious legal and managerial problems that could result from an on-the-job injury.
Managing a team of guards can be tricky, especially when it comes to tracking their onsite movement. Geofencing allows supervisors to keep a close eye on the security guards with access to exact guards locations at all time. These geo-zones are configurable to your client’s needs and use a strong notifications system to gain insight into guards behaviour for increased performance. This solution gives the managing team an easy access to historical GPS data for audits, legal matters or investigations. Therefore, it’s an excellent tool to limit liability, exposure as well as maintaining your client’s satisfaction.
Your clients want a security guard team on-site for a reason, and more often than not, it’s to ensure that their identified assets are protected from thieves, vandals, and other threats. As with protecting the safety of your workers, client asset protection typically requires that you designate certain areas as off limits to your guards. By demonstrating to your clients how you use geofencing to ensure that no one from your team enters a restricted area, you offer much-needed peace of mind and the guarantee that you are doing everything possible to protect their interests.
By integrating dynamic tracking and geofencing with your GPS monitoring system, you will offer a reliable and transparent solution to your clients. The meticulous management of the teams on site and the efficiency of your own internal processes will be sure to satisfy your client’s interests.