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our part of the world."
Offering her thoughts on crime,
Metivier-Hernandez said when
there is a peak in crime, the secu-
rity business would peak.
"The Government is making a
lot of strides with security but
crime continues to go upward.
While there was a dip last year
over the previous year, it s been
She added that the company
tries to train its employees on how
to deal with violent confrontations
by making people more aware of
how to deal with their environ-
"When you are talking on the
cellphone you tend to be unaware
of what is happening around. We
try to train people to avoid versus
having to treat with a violent con-
frontation. Avoid it by being aware
of your environment."
On July 11, CAP launched its
security product called international
intelligent video surveillance tech-
According to its press release:
"What CAP offers takes traditional
cameras to the next level using i3
international s intelligent video sur-
veillance with built-in human/object
recognition and tracking system
which works in real time giving
management personnel a window
on the health and efficiency of per-
sonnel, assets and processes."
Further, the technology is cus-
tomised according to the size and
needs of the business which would
detect abnormal activity immedi-
ately on the premises of the busi-
ness. The device is also appropriate
to supermarkets at the cashier s
"ScanItAll patented computer
vision technology interprets the
behaviour of cashier and customer
by analysing and understanding the
body motions at the checkout.
Automating a task otherwise too
laborious for humans and catching
shrinkage (reduced or stolen items)
when it occurs, from hiding bar
codes, scan avoidance referred to
as sweethearting, to detecting bas-
ket-based losses, or items not
scanned in self check out adding to
For 40-year-old Anna-
and chief executive
(CAP) Company Ltd---
leadership means hav-
ing the ability to multitask professionally
and personally. It means being a cham-
pion to everyone all at once, she said.
Metivier-Hernandez has officially been
chief executive officer since November
2014 and prior to that, owner/operator
of the business.
According to Metivier-Hernandez,
who spoke to Business Guardian last
week Tuesday, the security services
sector has been dominated by male
owners and managers. But she is not
daunted as a female leader, and is con-
vinced that her experience in the
telecommunications business has been
helpful. Asked about her experience in
nandez did not want to comment.
"What a lot of people ask me is: do
I get respect? Because I look young I
look as though I don t belong in the
security services industry. I really try
not to focus on it. I have found that I
have become very passionate to what
the customer wants."
Commenting on the demand for
security services, she said it has come
down to hiring a watchman alone and
does not include any other services.
This can be compared to CAP, which
provides security services for the man-
ufacturing and distribution companies
and employs just 12 people to operate
its business successfully.
Describing further the type of secu-
rity service that CAP offers, Metivier-
Hernandez said the company provides
the type of service that the potential
customer would not get from the tra-
ditional security service provider.
"With our customers we understand
what they need: the time they need
their warehouse door locked; the times
they need their lights off in order to
conserve on energy. When power goes
do their generator come on and in what
CAP s target market is medium to
large companies. Referring to sourcing
labour, she said that has been a chal-
"You can find labour but we really
look for labour that share our values.
You want someone who is not just
answering the phone or doing an inves-
tigation; and they are just doing it
because it s a job. What I really look
for are individuals who are passionate
about getting things done, who are
really not boxed in by their job descrip-
tion. Because you find that sort of per-
son would go beyond the call of duty
and not necessarily be looking at the
clock," she said.
The workers that tend to go above
and beyond the call of duty are mainly
the ones that are university graduates.
After she hires a university graduate,
training becomes important to the com-
"Because I took people from univer-
sity and trained them at this point I
won t say it s too high. In terms of my
IT consultant, it would be pricey
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Security company 'scans it all'
Corporate Asset Protection offers new-age surveillance technology
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