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OnGarde Launches the Duo: Tailoring Your Security to Your Needs

Press Release   •   Feb 22, 2016 16:06 GMT

Security specialists OnGarde have this week launched the Duo, designed to give security managers total control over their security solutions.

Unique on the market, the OnGarde Duo increases the options available for securing a site with the choice of LED floodlights or Infrared lights on a single OnGarde CCTV Rapid Deployment Tower.

NEW Infrared Lights are invisible to the naked eye but allow black and white images to be viewed by CCTV cameras at night, ideal for low-key security needs and light-sensitive areas.

Director of OnGarde, Mike Fleck, said: “When used in built-up areas there is a need to avoid light pollution, so the Infrared lights really come into their own. These lights consume less power and allow the CCTV Tower to stand alone on battery power for up to three days without the need for a mains connection.

“It’s perfect for sites that close down at weekends, and is unique on the market.”

Original LED Lights serve as a deterrent and double up as site lighting, reducing overall site running costs. LED lights also provide colour images at night that can help with the identification of suspects.

“We use green LED bulbs as they are kinder to the environment and do not attract insects at night, which is appreciated by people working outside daylight hours, and by those living nearby,” added Mike.

OnGarde Helps Deliver Projects on Time

OnGarde helps companies deliver projects on time by minimising the risk of theft or fire which can result in delays, penalties, adverse publicity and loss of customer confidence.

The Home Office estimates that theft from construction sites costs £400m a year, and over 100,000 deliberate fires lead to 53 injuries and 2 deaths every week in England and Wales. Uninsured expenses, liquidated damages, business interruption, lost man hours and uncertainty compound the problem.

Deterrence is by far the most cost-effective approach to securing a site. OnGarde’s UK monitoring centre also eliminates the need for costly manguarding and avoids false alarms.

Mike Drummond, Regional Construction Manager at MWH Treatment Ltd has been using the OnGarde system for 18 months: “The system has served us well, with monitoring staff

calling me on numerous occasions when they have spotted something. The system has proved to be robust and reliable with only one call out needed in 18 months.

“As well as being an external deterrent it helped us solve an internal issue when some petty theft was occurring from the site cabins. The OnGarde video recording system helped us take the appropriate action and has served as a deterrent.”

A free site survey from OnGarde can be delivered within 1-3 days of a request, and takes around half an hour to complete. In the event of an incident, a rapid response is provided from an initial audible warning from a fully-approved UK monitoring centre, along with client contact and a review of recorded evidence.

For more information about the OnGarde CCTV Rapid Deployment Tower and the NEW OnGarde Duovisit ongardecctv.com

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