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Today, Security and Risk Mitigation is of paramount concern. The inability to stop or deter crime while it is happening is frustrating. Simply recording events for later review, doesn’t deter or prevent future incidents of loss.

Theft, both internal and external, shouldn’t be considered a “cost of doing business.”

It is estimated that less than 10% of all video cameras are actually being monitored. The vast majority of these monitored cameras are event driven and only record once an event has triggered a sensor.

With event driven monitoring, video footage is reviewed after the event to understand who, what, when, where and how. While this information is important, it is reactive and provides no ability to stop an event in progress.

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Our highly trained remote personal monitor your business around the clock.  Live monitoring offers many benefits over traditional event driven monitoring including:

  • Multiple areas covered simultaneously

  • Intrusion / Trespassing 

  • Fire / Smoke / Arson

  • Power Loss / Internet Interruption / Camera Loss

  • Scheduled Live Video Monitoring

  • 24 hour Live Video Monitoring

  • Video Verification

  • Guard Tours

  • Alarm Panel Driven Events

  • Immediate notifications and corrective actions 

  • Incident Reports

  • Save security guard costs up to 60%

  • Preferred insurance rates 

Utilizing a LIVE video feed, we are the eyes to support and supplement your current security infrastructure.

Our Services Include:

LIVE Video Monitoring: Cameras are monitored remotely through the internet or by cell, LIVE and in real-time by highly trained Central Ontario Protection Monitoring center personnel.

Two-Way Communication & Voice Down: Monitoring staff will communicate with on-site employees, guards as well as first responders attending such events as break-ins, fire detection or potentially life threatening situations involving robbery or threats against employees and/or customers. As events occur, C.O.P. Monitoring staff can view the event LIVE and direct first responders to help them determine the best course of action that reduces the risk of loss of life and property.

Archived Footage For Audit and Forensic Review: C.O.P. Monitoring can archive and store event related video to be used as an audit trail or as evidence in legal actions, insurance claims, workplace accidents or any other use as may be required.

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What is the difference between Live and Event Monitoring?

  • Event driven monitoring is when a camera or motion is triggered, sending a snap shot of the activity at the site. Live is when an operator is watching the premises even prior to the event happening.


Why is LIVE better than Event?

  • LIVE Video Monitoring allows the operator to provide proactive response to situations as they occur, resulting in loss prevention and greater security. LIVE Video Monitoring does not restrict you to the number of events per month.


I have a Security Guard; why do I need video monitoring?

  • Security Guards are a traditional response to problem situations but are not a guarantee of security:

  • High and ongoing monthly costs make them an expensive solution

  • High guard turnover causes inconsistent performance

  • Guards can intimidate workers and deter customers

  • A security guard is unlikely to be in the right place at the right time to prevent employee fraud

  • When an offender is detained by a guard the case is often, “his word against mine” – Not a strong case in a court of law.

I have cameras but am not sure their capability. Can they be monitored?

  • If you have cameras, whether they are analogue or IP, chances are we can monitor them. Central Ontario Protection Monitoring will take any IP make or model and most analogue cameras. 

Why should I choose C.O.P. Monitoring?

  • Central Ontario Protection Monitoring is a Canadian based, Third Party Live Video Monitoring Station. We take life safety to the next level. Our Monitoring station was built on LIVE video monitoring – NOT Event driven. We pride ourselves in our Monitoring abilities and customer service levels. Our Business is to watch over yours – LIVE.

Isn’t Event driven alarms still classified as live video monitoring?

  • YES. The difference is that C.O.P. Monitoring doesn’t need an alarm or an indicator to alert us that something is going on at the site. We are watching long before anything is about to happen and will react the second that something does.

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