Cell Tower Security System
More than 224 million people rely on smartphones in the United States alone. Unfortunately, because cell towers are so numerous and are often located in remote locations, they are in constant danger of being targeted by thieves and vandals. To protect these towers from ongoing threats, a comprehensive cell tower security system is a must. The most effective way to secure your cell towers is through video surveillance and remote monitoring services.
Common Cell Tower Security Threats
Cell towers face many threats. In addition to being targeted by thieves and vandals who steal or damage wires or topple towers over, cell towers face threats from severe weather, equipment malfunctions, and other challenges that can disrupt service. If there is nothing monitoring and protecting these towers, then the likelihood that they will fail at some point is inevitable.
Competition is tight in the wireless communications industry – a $283 billion business. No one carrier wants to be known as the one customers frequently lose service with. But an inadequate cell tower security system might be their fate.
The Challenge of Keeping Cell Towers Secure
The most common challenges of cell tower security are 1) countless towers to monitor and keep up with, and 2) they are often in remote or otherwise difficult places to access.
With numerous cell towers to monitor, it can be difficult to keep up with which ones are working and which ones are down. Even with software monitoring the connection, this can still be a challenge for those who track it because of the sheer numbers involved.
And in some cases, monitoring the towers at all is difficult because of their remote locations. Oftentimes, there is no power, lighting, or other services nearby.
However, without professional cell tower security systems in place, cell towers are exposed to numerous vulnerabilities, putting cell phone service at risk for customers who expect a constant connection.
Remote Monitoring Services for Cell Tower Security
Video surveillance is a very viable cell tower security solution that helps mitigate these risks by recording all of the activity around a tower and monitoring it for any disruptions. In this way, you can ensure that cell phone customers are not inconvenienced by things like dropped calls and coverage.
Thanks to features such as live surveillance and IP camera health and equipment monitoring, remote monitoring services give you peace of mind knowing your cell towers are secure. Video surveillance allows you to carefully monitor potential threats from thieves and vandals, and it can also help you monitor your equipment for malfunctions or downtime due to severe weather,natural degradation, or wear and tear.
What some businesses don’t realize is that even if their cell towers are located in rural areas, telecom companies can still make use of remote monitoring services. Mobile surveillance is available for towers in remote locations where it is difficult to install standard fixed surveillance equipment. Mobile surveillance is a flexible option that leverages remote video technology and advanced recognition software to help identify, track, and evaluate potential threats from theft, vandalism, and other common cell tower security issues.
The Pro-Vigil Cell Tower Security Difference
The Pro-Vigil cell tower security system not only provides real-time access to live video feeds of every cell tower, but also deters vandalism before it even starts. We are the undisputed leaders in the surveillance space.
At Pro-Vigil, we prevent crime in 97% of all instances while viewing over 1 million events per day. So whether you have a few cell towers or a very large number of them, we have the capacity to monitor all of your property safely and securely.
With features like equipment status-monitoring, a dedicated surveillance team for your business, and video analytics, you’ll know quickly if there is an issue at one of your cell towers. To learn more about Pro-Vigil and get a free quote, contact us today.