In a first-of-its kind collaboration, eight industry leading companies joined forces to create the Remote Guarding Alliance. The charter members – Elite Interactive Solutions, Rapid Response Systems, Smart Interactive Systems, Statewide Security, SureView Systems, VideoIQ, ViewPoint CRM and Visentry – are coming together to address best practices, customer adoption and technology standards that will drive the use of quality remote guarding solutions in the market.


Advancements in remote guarding technology and systems are creating a fundamental shift in the guard services market, presenting tremendous opportunities for vendors and end-user customers alike. To fuel the growth of the nascent remote guarding market, two fundamental steps are required: 1) the value of remote guarding approaches must be widely espoused to a largely unaware audience of potential users; 2) standards for quality and performance of remote guarding solutions must be established. The Remote Guarding Alliance is being formed by this consortium of companies and technology enablers to advance these goals and determine the right course of action in furthering these objectives.


“Remote guarding is one of the biggest changes to ever affect the guard services market,” said Scott Schnell, founding member of the Alliance, and president and CEO of VideoIQ. “Underpinned by video analytics advancements, remote guarding presents an entirely new paradigm for security protection – in much the same way that digital dialers transformed the alarm monitoring market over 30 years ago. Sites can be guarded better and at a fraction of the cost of manpower-only solutions. In forming the Remote Guarding Alliance, we will promote awareness of new possibilities fostered by these technological advancements and help set industry standards that ensure the development and delivery of quality solutions in the marketplace. ”


Today, guard services represent a $40B - $50B market worldwide. The Remote Guarding Alliance believes that at least 20 percent of this business can be managed more effectively and less expensively through analytics-enabled remote guarding. In addition to the existing market, there is an even larger opportunity for new applications where guard services have been too expensive in the past, but where remote guarding can add personalized security protection at a practical cost.


“Remote guarding is far better than video systems that only record and provide evidence after the damage has been done. Less than five percent of all surveillance cameras are monitored, making them reactive tools rather than pro-active ones,” said Aria Kozak, founding member of the Alliance, and CEO of Elite Interactive Solutions. “Through the Alliance, we hope to make the marketplace aware of the alternatives available through remote guarding as well as ensure that the best possible solutions are delivered to market.”


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About Elite Interactive

Elite Interactive Solutions, Inc. is focused on the overall security and economic benefits to customers by the creation of an interactive management or authority presence at any time, in any place, through the application of surveillance analytics and network operations centers.


About Rapid Response Systems

Rapid Response Systems began business in 1990 with the aim of providing our customers with quality security and fire alarm systems that FULLY PROTECT both lives and property.


About Smart Interactive Systems

Smart Interactive Systems, a member of the Magal Group, provides a comprehensive security service that combines early intruder detection, real-time security video monitoring, accurate incident assessment, immediate first level response and verified access control.


About Statewide Security

Statewide Security is the premier provider of Homeland Security Consulting and Design in the Pacific Northwest... including outdoor security, access control, and gate automation. Serving government agencies, Fortune 100 companies, and hundreds of other commercial and residential clients.


About SureView Systems

SureView Systems develops high performance, scalable integration software for interactive video and audio monitoring, access control, building management, fire and intrusion alarms.


About VideoIQ

VideoIQ is the technology leader in video analytics. VideoIQ offers video analytics solutions that transform video surveillance into a dynamic, real-time intelligent digital guard for early warning of security breaches in nearly any environment.


About ViewPoint CRM

ViewPoint CRM provides next generation video monitoring systems and services that combine the power of video and voice, a state-of-the-art operations center and a unique service model based on call center expertise.


About Visentry

Visentry combines intelligent video event detection and analysis capability with the most advanced security hardware and software to provide 24/7 remote monitoring based on real-time detection and response.