As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the way businesses operate, Surveillance Secure—a security integrator that consults, designs, installs and supports a full range of enterprise-grade technology for commercial clients— is helping businesses maximize their current technology systems to keep employees and customers safe.
“COVID-19 has posed a lot of problems to nearly all of our clients,” said CEO and founder Kim Hartman. “Many people don’t understand the power of the security technology they have in their businesses, so our primary goal has been helping them understand that their surveillance system can do more than just prevent shoplifters, it can help you monitor customers to ensure social distancing, or in the case of thermal cameras, identify customers who may be at risk of having COVID-19.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Surveillance Secure has been helping businesses across a variety of industries—including offices, retail stores, cannabis dispensaries, hospitals and even churches—use technology to safely bring back customers and employees. The brand is utilizing technology like thermal cameras, video analytics, and no-touch access control to remove touchpoints in businesses and decrease the likelihood of spreading COVID-19.
One of the many industries Surveillance Secure has helped over the past several months has been the legalized cannabis industry.
“Dispensaries were declared an essential business at the start of the pandemic,” said Hartman. “It has been our responsibility to help dispensaries throughout our region transform their business model and work to become drive-thrus that are safe for both the business and the customer. This is just one example of how our concept has been working to provide business solutions to a variety of industries throughout the pandemic.”
With two locations already operating, the Maryland-based franchise is poised for growth and plans to open up to 10 new locations per year, starting in 2021, with an initial focus on the east coast.