Here we grow again…

CV LogoAs we continue to expand, we’re looking for new team members, especially top-notch Operating Technicians who monitor our clients’ properties and respond quickly in the event of an emergency situation.

If you are cool under pressure, observant, can communicate well with anyone, and have a dedicated work ethic, take a look at the job qualifications below and contact us if this sounds like a good fit for you (or someone you know).

Please read the description thoroughly to be certain you meet the requirements before applying for this position.

Operating Technician Overview and Responsibilities:

Our Operating Technicians are required to monitor real-time video surveillance, access control, intrusion, energy management and audio communication systems and react accordingly to emergency situations such as theft, vandalism, fire, flood, etc. The most important skills needed as a potential applicant will be observational skills, threat assessment, ability to handle high-pressure situations with a cool level head and professional demeanor. Centralized Vision is looking for hardworking and dedicated technicians for long-term employment in a full or part time position.

To be a member of our team, strong communication skills are an absolute must as communicating with high-level executives via email and phone, as well as local authorities, is critical. Having basic levels of computer skills, being an intuitive thinker and a problem solver is a must. A candidate should be able to maintain poise under high-pressure situations by executing a strategy and be excellent at time management. Experience in security would be a plus but is not mandatory.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED required, College Degree Preferred (or on-track to graduate) preferably in Software/PC education, Criminal Justice or Communications, however other majors/minors will be considered.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with many different personalities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Professional demeanor and strong work ethic
  • Ability to perform well under high-pressure situations
  • Ability to think on your feet and respond to changing demands

We are an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Apply by emailing your resume to Tami Vigilante.

About Centralized Vision

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and operating nationally, Centralized Vision is a leader in offering 24/7/365 Central Station Video Camera Monitoring, Intrusion Detection, Access Control, Audio Communication, and Surveillance (VIAAS) since 2007. Centralized Vision offers the smartest solutions, allowing for you to successfully manage the needs of every environment monitored. As an Operating Technician you should expect to fulfill an array of service options offered to our diverse base of clientele.

Our technicians enjoy working at Centralized Vision because they can offer their unique skill sets to a very unique company and truly feel like they make a difference. We appreciate talent and enjoy challenging our employees to evolve outside of their comfort zones. We celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes.

Apply by emailing your resume to Tami Vigilante. Learn more about Centralized Vision at centralizedvision.com.

Who’s keeping an eye on your building’s vital systems?

TorranceMemorialNo one notices the air conditioning system… until it stops working. Then everyone notices, and not in a good way. Loss of AC and other vital building systems can significantly impact the facility’s ability to operate normally and lead to unsatisfied customers and staff, loss of business, and hurt the company’s reputation. And then there are the repair costs, which cost more if a problem isn’t fixed in its early stages.

That’s why some facilities, like the Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California, are turning to companies like Centralized Vision to monitor their energy systems and respond quickly to equipment failure alerts.

As part of our energy management monitoring contract with the Torrance Memorial Medical Center, our primary function is to respond to event notifications that are generated as a result of internal system failures for all HVAC-related components. When alerts come in, we reach out to on-call technicians to assist with corrective action, hopefully resolving the problem before it has a significant impact on patients and staff.

Knowing that our organization plays such a vital role in the safety and well being of all who are affiliated with such a prestigious medical center is a true honor.

 

 

Suspect apprehended and arrested attempting to steal rims from a truck dealership

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At 3:58 a.m. on June 23rd, a Centralized Vision technician observed a suspicious man carrying tire rims from a truck dealership in Mesa and immediately notified the police. Meanwhile, another CV tech jumped into action and made an audio callout to the suspect, who got spooked and then jumped the wall and took off running. The CV tech reviewed the video footage and was able to give police details as to what direction the suspect was heading along with a description of the suspect. While police pursued the suspect, the CV tech called the property owners to inform them of the situation. Later, police dispatch confirmed that the property was recovered and the suspect was arrested.

Another thief off the streets!

How to prevent false alarm fees with visual verification

Camera3If you’ve ever had your burglar alarm go off, only to discover that it was a false alarm, then you know how disruptive – and expensive – a false alarm can be.

During the summer monsoon season it is especially likely for door and window contacts to be tripped as a result of heavy winds. When this happens, the police department gets dispatched, discovers it’s a false alarm, and then the city sends you a bill for a false alarm fee of approximately $100.

That’s why Centralized Vision works closely with our clients’ burglar alarm monitoring companies. In the event that an alarm is triggered, we are the first to be called because we can provide a visual verification to determine who or what tripped the alarm. This allows us to prevent false alarms that unnecessarily tie up police resources and cost clients money, and if there is an intrusion, we can give the police specific information on where the intruder is in real time, leading to their arrest.

Acquisition turned into opportunity

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Acquisitions can be difficult – often times employees and service providers who serve an acquired company can find themselves no longer employed or providing services. We recently faced such a situation when a client’s location that we are monitoring was acquired by another company, Southwest Metals. However, due to our proven track record, we were able to demonstrate to the new owners the value of our services so that they not only retained our current contract, they also expanded our services to their existing location.

Southwest Metals is concerned with theft and vandalism, and due to having an abundance of scrap inventory at their recycling yards, this concern is understandable. Metal, especially scrap, is worth money and is of great interest to the homeless community in particular due to it being generally small and light weight, making it easy to carry away. The value associated to scrap may not seem like a lot, but for those living on the streets, a few extra dollars is enough to justify the risk associated with the crime. Real-time security camera monitoring certainly dissuades this type of crime, yet being able to speak to trespassers live changes everything, usually for good.

One additional benefit we offer is fire watch. Fire is a serious threat for these types of businesses who have a great deal of flammable inventory. CV techs experienced this first hand several weeks ago when a fire broke out at this location. When the fire was discovered, our techs worked with the Phoenix Fire Department to get it put out before it reached the main structures, preventing further loss of property and solidifying another raving fan.

 

 

 

Summer storms can cause problems for property owners

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Photo source: Wikipedia.

This past week’s storm was just the first of many more to come to the Arizona desert this summer. Whether monsoon storms bring driving rains, high-speed winds, dust storms and haboobs, or all of the above, property owners should be aware of how these conditions can adversely affect their property.

Centralized Vision technicians can alert property owners to situations that reduce the effectiveness of camera equipment, or make them aware of damage that these storms cause to properties. For example:

  • Cameras can become coated with dust, leading to poor visibility.
  • High winds can cause cameras to move and/or go offline.
  • Trees and shrubs that are overgrown from spring growth can block camera views.
  • Flooding and pooling water near building walls which can cause interior structural damage.
  • At apartment complexes, pool furniture and umbrellas and can get blown into pools or surrounding areas.

With 24/7/365 monitoring, our CV techs are helpful not only for security purposes but also to help assist property managers in maintaining their properties. No matter what kind of storm you’re weathering, we are always keeping an eye on what matters most!

 

Audio speaking capabilities take live video monitoring to the next level

Image-VWhile live video monitoring is at the core of what we do to keep our clients’ facilities safe and secure, the addition of audio speaking capabilities in 2010 greatly improved our ability to control environments and the culture within them. This addition was achieved by CV executives consulting and encouraging equipment providers to include audio speakers with their service offering. It worked, and as a result, we’re able to offer monitoring equivalent to having a person on site.

Audio is a very powerful tool and having the ability to speak impacts environments in a variety of different ways. The following is an overview of the various types of audio services available from Centralized Vision.

Virtual Guard: Live video monitoring combined with one-way audio. CV techs act as the eye in the sky with the ability to speak out to dissuade persons from committing crimes such as trespassing, vandalism, dumpster diving, or setting up camp to spend the night.

Virtual Greeter: Live video monitoring combined with two-way audio utilized within gated communities or corporate environments with restricted access. All persons entering these environments call CV operators to announce themselves and are spoken back to in order to appropriately manage their needs.

Virtual 911 Operator: Two-way audio for emergency calls placed by persons using a code blue or similar emergency call box located on a corporate or school campus, or from any persons gaining access to a sign with our central station’s number on it needing emergency assistance.

Virtual Vendor Qualifier: Live video monitoring combined with two-way audio speaking capabilities to ask that suspicious persons approach the speaker and speak directly to us to announce who they are and what their business on site is. This is utilized in locations that have people coming and going after hours such as cleaning crews, maintenance crews, security companies, and tenants, to confirm their legitimacy.

Who’s keeping an eye on your pot?

TruMed-exteriorIf you had a marijuana farm, you might be a bit paranoid about people messing with your product — especially when you’re in the business of cultivating the highest quality medical marijuana available.

That’s why TruMed, the premier Phoenix dispensary, hired Centralized Vision to provide live-eye surveillance camera monitoring for their cultivation facility. We’re also working closely with their intrusion alarm monitoring company, so that in the event of an alarm we can use our video surveillance to validate its legitimacy. With this integrated approach, we can proactively identify and respond to any threats to the facility or product.

Centralized Vision has become the go-to surveillance camera monitoring company for facilities like these due to our customized approach and ability to adopt existing systems.

 

CV call leads to arrest of copper thief suspect at a retail shopping center

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.18.34 PMIt’s well known that unoccupied homes are often targeted by copper thieves, but did you know that vacant retail locations can be just as susceptible to building materials theft?

That’s why a Centralized Vision technician contacted police immediately when he observed a trespasser climbing the roof of an unoccupied building in a retail shopping center. The suspect appeared to be stripping material off of the roof and cutting power wires. Three police units arrived onsite quickly and proceeded to detain and question the suspect, who was being uncooperative. The suspect was finally arrested and taken away in police custody. Check out the video here.

And that’s another copper thief off the streets!

 

Affordable nation-wide 24/7/365 security monitoring

centralizedvision-10Who do you know – anywhere in the country – who needs around-the-clock security monitoring but is on a tight budget?

Traditional security systems require security personnel to be onsite around the clock, including holidays and weekends. (All that overtime pay adds up). And they must be constantly vigilant, which can be difficult when most of the time things are pretty boring. (The dozing security guard is a movie cliché at this point.)

Centralized Vision’s ability to quickly and easily offer our security monitoring services from our N.O.C. (National Operations Center) in Phoenix means that companies can now receive the benefits of a quality security service at one quarter of the price – from anywhere in the nation.

Thanks to this versatility and scalability, we’ve recently expanded our services into the state of Oregon. We’re now seeking to expand our partnerships well beyond the borders of Arizona, so that companies can save money and rest easy knowing that we’re keeping our eye on what matters most – the people and resources that are the lifeblood of their business.

We appreciate referrals – forward this to a colleague who has important assets to protect and a sharp eye on the bottom line – or contact us directly to refer someone or get your questions answered.

 

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