Security cameras have come a long way from imposing boxes lurking high in corners. Like many other industries, advancements with technology have given customers more options and driven down prices drastically, way lower than a than the cost of an average (traditional) CCTV system. Janitorial companies have embraced these new, more affordable, cloud-based options as a useful new tool to ensure their customer’s satisfaction.
As always, whenever installing a camera, it is important to maintain transparency with whoever may be using the affected area. Being clear with employees is the best way to ensure the trust already forged between management and employees isn’t at risk of being broken.
How the Janitorial Industry is Using Low Cost Cloud-Based Cameras
- Janitorial Managers can monitor cleaning crews remotely
- Track crew arrivals and departures
- Aids in calculating time and cost when cleaning an area
- Monitor areas affected by theft in the past
At Cleansolution, we were tasked with finding a solution to a client request regarding a space in their building. After some research, we found the Arlo Go to be the answer. With features like motion triggered recording and scheduled recording hours, the Arlo Go is the perfect balance of security, transparency and privacy.
The Arlo Go’s connectability and easy installation allows for a quick turn-around, promptly resolving any issues or just to providing a security solution. Here’s an example case:
Cleaners come to clean after work hours and are tasked with emptying trash cans, cleaning up entrances and doorways outside of the building. Property Management begins to get complaints from tenants about trash strewn all over in the mornings, and reports to Cleansolution that cleaning is possibly not being done in those areas. Cleansolution contacts the cleaners and get confirmation that work is being completed 100%.
This leaves the customer and Cleansolution with the tricky question of who is responsible for the trash and an agreement is made to install a camera to keep an eye on the affected areas. Soon, the footage proves that no party involved is actually responsible and the work is being done at the appropriate times.
In this example case, not only does the footage captured help restore the trust and confidence between the customer and Cleansolution, it also provides invaluable data to suggest new or changes in services and schedule. In the example case, a change in time or frequency of trash emptying.
While the list of benefits Wi-Fi cameras boast is applaudable, they come with a few caveats. Namely, a power source and most importantly a Wi-Fi network in range. The Arlo Go resolves these issues by featuring a removable 3660mAh rechargeable battery. That means under regular use situations a full charge can last 2.5 months, with the option of being hooked up to a power source directly for a more worry-free experience. Adding to its wire free capabilities, the camera can connect to 3G and LTE networks, allowing it to be placed anywhere 100% wire-free.
Arlo Go Benefits
- Low Equipment Cost – Drastically lower than a traditional CCTV system
- Scheduled Recording – Record when you want
- A modern look – Clean and compact, no eyesores or distracting lights.
- Cloud-based Storage – Easy, automatic and organized storage.
- No wifi required – Connects to the internet via cellular service
- Excellent video quality – No need to squint to make out a blurry face, or having to listen carefully to muffled voices.
What really makes the Arlo Go such an attractive option is the ease of use and access to the recorded video. Not only can the video archives be accessed from anywhere, the live video feed can be viewed on computers and even tablets and phones via the Arlo app. The feeds can even be shared, allowing anyone with the appropriate clearance to be able to view.
With our hands-on experience, we’ve found the Arlo Go and other Arlo cameras to be an indispensable tool for ensuring customer satisfaction and peace of mind. We’ve been so impressed with the features and performance that we even use Arlo cameras in our office for our own security needs.