On February 24, 2016 CargoNet’s 277 Charter Members were presented with new ways to protect their properties and assets. CargoNet, a division of Verisk Analytics is a national information sharing system to combat cargo theft. Their system enables more efficient, accurate, and timely sharing of theft information among victims, insurers and law enforcement. Industries that require outdoor exposure of major assets face serious physical security obstacles. Some of these include auto dealers, logistics companies, equipment and auto rental companies, freight and cargo companies. Estimated losses just in the cargo industry are over $50 billion a year.
The growing sophistication of criminals has driven outdoor asset theft into the billions. Through its national database of information sharing, CargoNet helps its members quickly report and often retrieve stolen assets including thefts by organized gangs. In 2014, CargoNet members reported nearly $90 million in stolen cargo with an average loss of $181,681 per incident. This was up over 25% from 2013. But many industry analysts suggest that this is really the tip of the iceberg. Unreported losses, they suggest, are likely many, many times these figures.
Vulnerable assets include:
- Rolling Stock
The main vulnerability of these assets is their mobility. Whether it’s trucking, equipment rental, logistics and warehouses, or loading areas, traditional security and alarm systems of property inside secure structures are not sufficient. The primary protection of outdoor assets has been fencing. And while many sophisticated advances have been made in hardening this barrier they are no match for organized sophisticated criminals.
Layered protection for perimeter security has been standard in the industry for many years but with the addition of remote guarding security perimeter security can be multiplied ten times. Elite Interactive Solutions is the industry leader in remote guardingsolutions. With hundreds of commercial accounts throughout the nation, Elite’s military grade command center is situated in one of the most secure underground bunkers in the world. Hiring and training ex-military or police, their remote agents are armed with 21st century technologies and processes that enable them to virtually guard hundreds of properties in real-time. Elite’s commercial client sites are virtually crime-free.
Elite is no stranger to protecting mobile assets. Starboard Cruise Services 180,000 square foot logistics center in Florida is now fully protected 24/7 by Elite’s comprehensive surveillance, remote monitoring and deterrence services. Elite’s unique security formula expands the limitations of traditional security systems by arming and protecting remotely located agentsusing advanced technological, procedural and crime fighting capabilities. Elite’s remote guarding generates unprecedented results, reduces costs, and keeps first responders from harm’s way.
The process begins with criminal forensic specialists who identify and rate assets, evaluate access potential, and assess historical and anticipated criminal behavior. A custom solution is then engineered to address the analysis findings and develop an interactive map for each client facility. The map supports a custom, military grade video monitoring system. The event-driven system automates the identification and reporting of security breaches, live and in real time. Live agents operate remotely from Elite’s Security Operations Command Center. From this vantage point, they have full command and control over all perimeter and interior breaches and other security events.
Specialized equipment and software automate the analysis of the live video, zooming in from hundreds of yards away and weeding out all non-threat breaches. Real suspect threats are engaged by the agent personally, who tracks and records the activity, and voices-down warnings to the suspect. This approach generates a dramatic 97% success rate in diffusing a possible crime by getting identified potential perpetrators to leave client premises immediately. If the suspect persists, the agent engages police. Law enforcement consider Elite agents as live eye-witness’s to a crime in progress, generating the highest level of response.
The agent remains in direct communication with first responders en-route and throughout the event, alerting them to the suspects’ descriptions, locations, movements, and whether any weapons have been seen. Because Elite stops all false alarms to police, helps protect their lives and assists in rapid interdiction, police are often on-scene within 2 or 3 minutes.
“We are witnessing the emergence of a disruptive innovation,” says Aria Kozak, President and CEO of Elite Interaction Solutions. “Our remote guarding solutions provide eyes on the property everywhere, all the time. Our digital guards never sleep, take breaks, or make deals with criminals. They zoom in on every detail, and intervene with authority.”
Elite ISI is the industry leader in Remote Guarding, a fully interactive, remotely operated virtual guard and digital guarding service. With hundreds of customers throughout the US, Elite provides the highest level of real estate, property, and personal safety security. Commercial accounts range from office buildings, warehouses, logistics, auto dealerships, apartment complexes, and many other industries. Contact Elite ISI at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 877-435-4832.