Passive vs. Active Security—What’s the Difference?

Learn the difference between two types of security.

June 10, 2021
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Kailey Boucher
Marketing Writer

If you are looking for security and surveillance solutions, it's important to know the difference between passive security and active security. If you're wondering which of the two is best for your unique needs, this article will help you decide.

Passive monitoring

Passive monitoring is all about record keeping. In the event of a crime or unwanted intrusion, passive monitoring cameras may record faces, license plate numbers, and other important details. Recording this information will make it easier for you to find and prosecute criminals after a crime has occurred on your site. If you are simply looking for a way to monitor a lot or a retail location, passive monitoring may be a good option for you. 

Active monitoring

Active monitoring, on the other hand, gives you total peace of mind. When you choose an active monitoring solution, you ensure that you can check on your site any time, from anywhere. You won't be tied to a particular location to review footage—whether you are out with your family, in a meeting, or even on the other side of the world, you will have the ability to monitor your property. 

Active security gives you more control. With an active monitoring option, not only will you be able to detect crime and record important information, but you will also be able to DETER crime from happening in the first place. In the event of an intrusion, you will be able to react immediately by calling the cops, speaking to the thief or intruder directly via two-way speakers, or playing warning sounds or flashing lights to scare off the criminals.

While many companies use “active monitoring” as a buzz term to get your attention, few companies actually offer security options that allow you to detect AND deter crime from anywhere in the world. At LiveView Technologies, we take pride in offering surveillance options that empower business owners to protect their customers and employees. If you want full control of your security and surveillance, don’t settle for a passive solution. Choose active, overt security—your business is worth it. 

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