The operator was looking for ways to save money, but was reluctant to move away from gate guards at any location. “I felt we needed the person to person interaction at every gate”, claimed the Security Supervisor. After looking at alternatives to Level 3 Guards, he realized that without technology it would be close to impossible to sustain their level of security and professionalism, and save money. After taking the plunge and deciding to explore technology options for securing their gates, he ran into another challenge: choosing the right technology partner.
In its current configuration, GateHawk has reduced costs on the one entrance by about $19,000 per month. Even though this particular gate location was managed by level 3 guards at a premium price, the customer’s analysis still shows a significant cost savings over the least expensive personnel. “… and an automated gate doesn’t turn the other way like some mom and pop personnel might consider doing. ”On top of the cost savings, the Supervisor is quick to mention the other benefits being realized: “I have the capability of reviewing anything on video, and I know who is going in and who has gone out.”