Remote Guarding 101: Components of a Successful Program


Remote Guarding is the next generation of physical security. It is a security intelligence that combines:

  • Site-based CCTV video cameras
  • Video analytics software
  • Internet access
  • Command center-based security agents

Remote Guarding is considered the next innovation in security “man-guarding”, which has many inherent problems that limit effectiveness and keep costs high. These limitations can be resolved through Remote Guarding, which leverages technology and people with complementary skill sets. Essentially, Remote Guarding adds a layer of human verification, reducing false alarms and the burden on local law enforcement.

Remote Guarding solutions begin with custom forensic site analyses for each client. These analyses identify vulnerabilities and problem areas that need to be protected, and serve as a blueprint for placing cameras and creating a geo-fence perimeter. The goal is to make the property a less attractive and more difficult target for criminals.

Remote Guarding Forensic Site Analysis Blueprint

Digital guards are cameras with military grade video analytics (artificial intelligence) installed via advanced algorithms. These cameras do the hard work and serve as the first line of defense when faced with an intruder. They actively search for people, vehicles, and trends in the properties they guard. When a suspicious person or vehicle is detected, these cameras send an alert to our highly-trained security agents in a remote command center.

Security Camera, CCTV on location, airport
Digital Guards do the hard work of monitoring

Working from a remote command centers reduces risk and liability, as security agents can safely communicate with intruders using digital guard cameras and audio speakers. Warning intruders to leave the premises resolves 95% of incidents, greatly reducing false alarms and wasted resources, such as a law enforcement visit.

Remote Guarding solutions provide 24/7 on-site recording. This greatly eases evidence collection, criminal investigations, and helps fight back against fraudulent lawsuits and conflicting reports. Daily incident reports are supplied to businesses every morning via email.

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Thought Leadership Interview with Aria Kozak, President and CEO of Elite ISI

Aria ThumbnailIn an exclusive interview on, Elite ISI’s President and CEO, Aria Kozak has shared his thoughts on the latest trends and innovations in the monitoring and security industry. His vast experience in the physical security industry for over 30 years brings an informed perspective on current and future industry trends. Known as the “Father of Remote Guarding”, Aria Kozak went into more details about the challenges ahead, how big losses are not being addressed by today’s security industry and how the advances in technology are constantly innovating commercial security.

Aria’s interview was featured in some of the most important publications nationwide, including CNN, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other major news outlets.

For a complete interview, please visit

Tom Stone Brings Extensive Experience to Elite ISI Advisory Board

September 10, 2014 Los Angeles, CA – Recently appointed to Elite ISI’s Remote Guarding Law Enforcement Advisory Board, Tom Stone will assist the Board in educating and training local, regional and national law enforcement agencies in the uses and benefits of Remote Guarding services. This unique solution prevents crime, saves law enforcement resources, enhances officer safety, and improves police results; all without cost to law enforcement.

Tom Stone brings extensive experience in local, regional and national law enforcement and public safety organizations to the Remote Guarding Law Enforcement Advisory Board. For over 20 years he served in various law enforcement roles as Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety. He has especially championed management-level education for law enforcement agencies and developed curriculum for police management and public safety courses nationwide. His areas of expertise include; (1) public safety management, (2) executive-level mentoring, problem-solving, and team building, (3) organizational and leadership development, and (4) development and evaluation of training programs.

As curriculum developer, past President of FBI-LEEDA (FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) and its Executive Director, Tom has overseen the training of many of the association’s 6,000+ member professionals. He was named Executive Director Emeritus of FBI-LEEDA upon his retirement in 2013.

“We are extremely proud to have Tom join the other esteemed Law Enforcement Advisory Board Members,” says Aria Kozak, President and CEO of Elite ISI. “Each one brings considerable expertise, visibility, and passion to our company. Their ability to reach to all levels of law enforcement will also add to Elite ISI’s our ability to protect clients’ properties, prevent crime, and save lives.”

About Elite ISI
Elite is the nation’s premier Remote Monitoring Security provider. The company achieves dramatic results through its applications from criminal forensics and anti-terrorism. Rather than relying on equipment or human guards, Elite builds a “virtual fortress” around its clients’ properties. The company’s success is based on its proprietary integration of security consulting, security surveillance systems engineering and installation, along with evolved processes used by its highly trained staff. These remote agents operate from Elite’s Security Operations Command and control Center (SOCC). The result is a customized, live, fully interactive remote monitoring and intervention solution that stops crime.

Elite ISI Announces formation of the Remote Guarding Law Enforcement Advisory Board

August 28th, 2014, Los Angeles, CA – Elite ISI announces the formation of the Remote Guarding Law Enforcement Advisory Board. The founding members are Robert Parker, Keith Bushey, and Tom Stone. They were chosen based upon their extreme interest in, and understanding of the value of Remote Guarding to law enforcement. They bring a depth of experience, impressive careers, and leadership in law enforcement to the board. The role of the Board is educating and training local, regional and national law enforcement agencies in the uses and benefits of remote guarding. Future activities will include developing, instituting assessments and certification for compliance with Remote Guarding standards.

Elite currently partners with Police and Sheriff’s departments throughout the nation to dramatically improve the security of the company’s client properties. Board members understand and want to promote how Remote Guarding provides Law Enforcement with dramatic benefits without having to bear any of the cost. Elite’s unique ability to prevent crime, save law enforcement resources, enhance officer safety and generally improve police results resulted in the company being selected by FBI-LEEDA as the only monitoring and security company to educate and train its 6000 members on the benefits and uses of Remote Guarding. FBI-LEEDA is the nation’s leading law enforcement training association.

Robert Parker Sr. served the Miami-Dade Police Department for 33 years before retiring in 2009, after becoming the department’s Director in 2004. As Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, he oversaw the 8th largest police department in the nation, with 4,700 personnel, a budget of $548 million, and the 2.4 million residents and visitors of Florida’s Miami-Dade County.

Keith Bushey, a 44-year veteran of law enforcement and the military, recently retired as Law Enforcement Liaison to Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley. He also served as Commander in the Los Angeles Police Department, a Deputy Chief in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and as a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He currently travels nationwide to train law enforcement professionals across the nation as a long time, senior lecturer for FBI-LEEDA.

Tom Stone substantially adds to the Board his extensive experience in local, regional and national law enforcement. For over 20 years he served in a number of Chief of Police, and Public Safety Director roles. As curriculum developer and past President of FBI-LEEDA (FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association), Tom has overseen the training of the association’s 6,000+ law enforcement and public safety members. He was named Executive Director Emeritus upon his retirement in 2013.

“We are extremely proud to have such esteemed Law Enforcement Advisory Board Members,” says Aria Kozak, President and CEO of Elite ISI. “Each one brings considerable expertise, visibility, and passion to the Board. Their ability to extend Remote Guarding’s reach to all levels of law enforcement will also add to Elite’s ability to protect our clients properties, prevent crime, and save lives.”

Elite’s remote monitoring services generates unprecedented results, reduces costs, and keeps first responders from harm’s way. Client properties range from office buildings, warehouses, logistics, auto dealerships, apartment complexes, and many other industries.

How Can Interactive Remote Guarding with effective Monitoring and Security Systems Protect Your Business? (1)

Finding monitoring services and security surveillance systems that actually prevent or even reduce crime is proven to be difficult and challenging at best, but more generally involves significant expenditures for systems and guards that absolutely fail to produce results. These conclusions are supported by research regarding continued growth in business losses despite growing investment and expenditures for security (see Hallinger, Univ of Fl).

Because we know how valuable your time is, this blog post answers the key question you are all thinking: Is remote guarding, also called remote surveillance, interactive monitoring, virtual guarding, remote monitoring, digital guarding and many other names, the right choice for my business? We take our unique approach of forensically identifying and addressing the security idiosyncrasies specific to every industry and facility to show you exactly how a remote security guarding service fits into the framework you already have in mind.

With remote guarding services, you gain the benefit of true loss preventions that result from a process that integrates a custom, forensically designed digital guarding system for your facility that supports effective command and control over live events by highly trained agents who are remotely located in an advanced Command Center using specialized procedures and automated tools. Similar to how Drones are used today in the US Military, Remote guarding security personnel execute complete control over every situation, live and in real time. In addition, advanced surveillance cameras and CCTV capabilities offer a 24 hour, 7 days per week recording of events for client use, while remote agents monitor and respond to any undesired activity in matter of seconds.

Through completely remote, live event, command, control and management of premises security, the chances of your business being the target of a crime radically decreases, but more importantly, the Law Enforcement partnerships inspired by remote guarding result in dramatically more rapid response by first responders. Local police departments learn to value remote guarding’s ability to save police response and resources by:

1) completely clearing false alarms;
2) diffusing potential security events by seeing and speaking to potential criminals, getting them to leave before they can conduct a crime;
3) providing live audio and video support to dispatching and responding officers

Property Management Security Solutions

As a property manager you are held accountable for everything that is stolen or damaged on that property. In broad terms, property management requires you to ensure that processes, systems, and manpower are fully operational and protected when needed, and protected from theft and vandalism when not in use.

Catching wiring and fixture criminals and vandals at vacant buildings before they are able to enter a facility is a focus of the 1st line of defense designed into your Custom Digital Guarding System and the security procedures and processes used by the remote agents. For fully operational buildings, day and night protection and controlled access prevent theft and assault, particularly in parking lots. Automated tracking and control of assets like computers and other equipment or files allows what, where, when and who knowledge of movement and use of company materials

Auto-dealerships Security Solutions

Security solutions and benefits remote guarding provides for automobile dealerships provides examples of what it can offer to all businesses. Securing this industry segment presents one of the most complex security challenges of any industries. Dealership facilities range from 100, 000 sq ft to 500, 000 sq ft,often with over 20 acre outdoor lots, and house vehicles, parts and tools worth tens of millions of dollars. Most all dealership executives have or have had CCTV and security guards, but to no avail. For such demanding facilities, security guard services are not only ineffective, they are costly as well. In fact, the best guard can be in only one place at a time, proving ineffective on the expansive properties used for auto dealerships, while the worst guard is making deals with criminals for a share of the spoils.

Replacing low performing and expensive guards with remote guarding and the interactive security systems used to support it directly saves dealerships thousands of dollars per month versus human guard costs, while the true loss prevention results saves additional costs by preventing vehicles or parts from being stolen or vandalized.