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Applications in Private Security Firms

Applications of the Sentry MDU System
The Sentry MDU System offers special benefits to Private Security Firms and security for industrial and public facilities. Often, private security personnel are not armed, generally work alone, but still must project authority and control. Whether it is security at large public gatherings (shopping malls, concerts, festivals) or security at small venues (nightclubs, private parties) security personnel can often be challenged by the local patrons.

By converting an everyday cell phone into a versatile communication, video recording and GPS tracking device, the Sentry MDU System can become a valuable tool for the Security Guard. The GPS location of the Security Guard can be monitored in real-time or video can be recorded (Body Camera) or transmitted “live” to the Security Command Center for review. For locations that have multiple security personnel, the location of each guard displayed on a satellite map in addition to their real-time GPS “track” will let all security personnel know the location of all other personnel.

Situations where the Sentry MDU System can be of value to Private Security firms:
  • Tracking the location of all Security Guards
    With a GPS enabled device, the Security Command Center will know where all personnel are located. Resources can more easily be redeployed as necessary.

  • Incident Response at Public Venues
    At large public venues, Security Guards are often the first to be called when fights break out and assaults or thefts occur. Since the Sentry MDU App is installed on a cell phone carried by the Security Guard, the location of the incident can be easily determined from those at the Command Center. If video recording (or live transmission) is enabled the Security Guard will have audio/video evidence of the situation that can be turned over to Law Enforcement.

  • Property damage assessment transmitted via real-time video
    Using the Sentry MDU System, if a Security Guard notices a “break in” or other property crime, they are able to record and transmit real-time video evidence back to the Command Center. As an example, if Security Personnel were walking a fence line and noticed that someone had cut a hole in the fence, this can be immediately reported, together with pictures or video of the area. The corresponding GPS coordinates will enable the exact location to the easily determined.

  • Using the Sentry MDU System as a portable surveillance camera
    Most protected buildings currently have “fixed” security cameras placed around the site. However, there are always areas that may not be adequately covered. If there are areas of suspected thefts or potential break-ins, the Building Manager can purchase a few “extra” cell phones, which can be used as portable surveillance cameras that can be placed anywhere. If the building is equipped with WiFi (and most are) then the cell phones can be purchased WITHOUT SIM cards so they can not be used for phone calls ... but they will work fine with the Sentry MDU system.

  • Sentry MDU System used as Dash cameras for Security Patrol Vehicles
    The Sentry MDU enabled cell phone can be mounted on ANY vehicle windshield and it immediately becomes a “dash camera”. Generally, it is rare for private security vehicles to have this capability. The Sentry MDU System now makes this possible. If desired, live video can be transmitted to the Security Command Center.
The following picture illustrates how “live” video gets transmitted from Security Guards out in the field back to the Command Center. In addition, it shows that OTHER security guards on the network also have the ability to view the video if necessary.


Mounting and/or wearing the cell phone
Since the Sentry MDU System starts with a cell phone it is simply a matter of deciding how a User wants to mount or wear the device. Cell phones come in all sizes. Some will fit easily in a pocket and some will not. Below we offer several suggestions. The one that works best for you will generally come down to personal choice.


Possible ways to mount and wear the cell phone
  • Easiest - Simply slip the phone into the front pocket of your uniform
  • Use one of the many “clip” type phone cases
  • Alter the front pocket of your uniform to accommodate the phone (more hidden solution). Have a tailor cut a hole in the front of the pocket (for camera lense), use a button hole stitch to make it look “finished” and you are ready to go.
  • Design a cloth phone pouch that will attach to the uniform by safety pins. Then you can put it anywhere on the uniform you want. Make sure the phone pouch has a hole in the front for the camera lense to show through.
  • Come up with other options on your own. It is not rocket science. Come up with a good idea, patent it, and make a million bucks.

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