Guard Tour systems

Guard tour systems help companies and clients to monitor their guards activities in several daily tasks, such as buildings, assets and equipment protection. The system certifies that the guards have passed from the specific checkpoint in the predefined time and have sent incidents reports describing the situation or any risk they came up with.

Security guard tour systems ensure high reliability status and safety level. They enhance awareness and supply proved documentation about any occurred incident. As a result, the security company enjoys higher efficiency, upgraded security operations and reinforced reliability towards clients and partners.

A guard tour system strengthens the effort of acquiring crucial information: Both security companies and clients they represent need to get thorough answers to the following questions:

  • Which locations and places are under control?
  • When a specific location is inspected (date and time)?
  • How often a specific location is inspected?
  • How to ensure that a guard will follow a predefined guard?
  • Which will be the time delay in case an immediate action is required?
  • How to control the total patrol time of the guards and manage budget issues?


All of the above are necessary in order to achieve security services perfection and total guard tour management. Software solutions automate tasks and increase work efficiency level. So, the most security companies worldwide specialized in guard tour solutions use software guard tour systems to accomplish guard tour tasks.

Using a guard tour system, companies can record the date and time of the location of an incident, take a picture of any suspicious action, record any detail and notify all people related in the situation.

A guard tour system gives historical data for all tours conducted. Information about a guard tour is recorded and reported at time of the inspection, in real-time. Real time precise data provide no-doubt information about any aspect of a guard tour regarding incidents and guards’ activities.

Security companies using a guard tour system undertake the following tasks in order to implement their guard tours:

  • Assign checkpoints to specific areas and locations.
  • Assign roles and territories to the guards.
  • Track guards location at any time.
  • Define specific schedules for each guard to accomplish.
  • Ensure that guards follow the schedule they have been assigned for.
  • Know how often the guards conduct their location inspections.
  • Be aware of the exact time intervals of gurads’ patrols.


Upgrading Guard Tour Systems with cloud technology

Guard tour systems could be seperated in two categories: Traditional guard tour systems and cloud based guard tour systems.

The traditional guard tour monitoring systems rely on a device which helps guards scan checkpoints in multiple locations and keep data of their patrols. When an incident is recorded on the device, a log is created and data are stored for further use and processing.

On the other hand, cloud based guard tour systems enable real-time interconnection with an Alarm Monitoring Center. The data are sent via GPRS/3G/4G/ Wi-Fi in real –time and are transmitted immediately through cloud infrastructure.

Upgrading your security tasks with cloud technology is a significant boost to the security services provided. A NFC/QR-code cloud guard tour system incorporates all the features of innovative cloud technology, eliminating daily time consuming tasks, enhancing reliability and enabling paperless reports.

Taking into consideration basic advantages of cloud infrastructure, a cloud based guard tour system offers:

  • Access in information with minimum infrastructure cost
  • Improved flexibility
  • Management and monitoring from any place in the world
  • No need of time consuming hand-written reports
  • Automatic software updates
  • Multiple device use (smartphones, tablets, laptops)
  • No need for disaster recovery plan


On the other hand, traditional guard tour systems lack of core features regarding flexibility and data interoperability, suffering of:

  • Need for constant files backup
  • Infrastructure cost – Server maintenance need
  • Limited in-house management – monitoring ability
  • Limited control on guards reliability
  • No updates during lifetime subscription


In conclusion, a guard tour system is a crucial choice which may skyrocket the efficiency of a security company and improve significantly the level of services provided.

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