As Southeast Asian countries have experienced significant economic growth, the interconnected labor costs, which are directly linked to the growth in the region, have been rising exponentially. This presents problems for companies, as security costs encountered at industrial estates, factories, and other large work-related premises are becoming less cost-efficient. New ‘Hybrid PIDS’ will raise the level of security while reducing security costs that have become a major talking point.As Southeast Asian countries have experienced significant economic growth, the interconnected labor costs, which are directly linked to the growth in the region, have been rising significantly. This presents problems for companies, as security costs at industrial estates, factories, and other large work-related premises are no exception. New 'Hybrid PIDS' that will raise the level of security while reducing security costs have become a major talking point.
Problems with Human Security Guards and Continuous Growth of Labor Costs
It is common practice in Southeast Asia to have human security guards patrolling sites such as warehouses, factories, and industrial estates. However, herein lies a number of problems that emerge specifically because of the human element.
- Variation in the skill level
- Differences in morals, culture, judgment standards
- Risk of security guards becoming tied up with criminal groups or being bribed, etc.
With all these problems taken into account, the cost of hiring security personnel increases due to the increase in labor cost; thus bringing companies an abundance of headaches.
Hybrid Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (Hybrid PIDS)
Applying new technology of a Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) combined with human security guards is the best solutions to solve this problem. The "partial replacement" of a previously human security system, so-called "Hybrid PIDS" is extremely effective.
The solution applies photo-beam detectors at the perimeter line and motion detectors on a premise. When there is an intruder on site, detectors will send an alarm notification to the control room and security guards will be able to run to the incident location promptly. The advantage of Hybrid PIDS is intrusion detectors that can keep watching over a site and respond immediately to any intrusion incidents for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A Hybrid PIDS system can compensate the weak points of conventional security methods that include surveillance cameras and security guards.
Hybrid PIDS Before and After Cost Simulation
In Bangkok, monthly security guard costs for companies is about 20,000 Baht (US$600) per person on average. If a factory hires 10 guards, the security guard cost is 2.4 million Baht ($72,000) each year. If the factory introduces a Hybrid PIDS solution and decided to add it to existing surveillance camera security, they can reduce 30 percent of the number of security guards required and reduce the security cost by 720,000 Baht ($21,600). Because the initial cost of PIDS is about half of this reduced cost, the company will soon gain the benefit of guard cost-reduction. The cost-reduction benefit will increase more as the years go by.
Choosing the right equipment is the Key for success
Selecting the right detectors is critical for Hybrid PIDS as it is installed outdoor where many environmental challenges exist for false alarms. As a pioneer of intrusion detectors, OPTEX has been providing a variety of outdoor detectors to the market. With trusted and reliable performance, OPTEX is ranked as World No. 1 intrusion detection system supplier. (2018 a&s Top Security 50 data) And the outdoor detector such as SL-350QDM Quad photo beam detectors are used in many Hybrid PIDS site worldwide and contributes to reduce companies' security cost.
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