CCTV Cameras are an effective way of keeping an eye on your property at all times Having a CCTV system in place can prevent or deter theft, vandalism, and other crimes.
In the workplace, a CCTV system can lower your risk of costly accidents, reduce insurance premiums, increase your customers’ confidence in your establishment, and even assist police to catch those who commit crimes.
Here we outline 4 compelling reasons you should install CCTV security cameras.
1. Crime Deterrent
By the mere fact of having signage that indicates you have CCTV installed on your premises, you have instantly created a deterrent to would-be criminals who might have seen your premises as a target.
A survey of former burglars revealed that they were more likely to avoid homes and business with CCTV cameras and barking dogs.
CCTV Installation in a business setting is also useful as it can, and does, prevent employment theft.
Retail outlets are often an easy target for shoplifting activities, signage and obvious CCTV cameras act as a deterrent to would-be opportunistic thieves.
Thereby saving stock and any unnecessary conflict.
2. Monitor Activities
CCTV camera installation means that as a homeowner or a business manager you are able to keep track of what is happening at the premises where they are installed.
Suspicious of a staff member’s activity in the workplace? With a working CCTV camera, you can keep an eye on them and their suspicious behaviour.
Wondering what your dog is doing when you are not at home? You can simply monitor the barking pooch from a distance. Most CCTC systems can be set up to be viewed on your smartphone.
We also encourage you to install a high definition security camera with night vision capability.
3. Collect Evidence
Despite all our best efforts in securing our home or business sometimes, the unfortunate does happen as we are a victim of a crime or even an attempted crime/break-in.
By having a quality CCTV system installed you have a way of collecting evidence to find out what has happened.
That questionable staff member we mentioned before can’t deny their questionable activity if it is caught on camera.
As a manager, you can nail down the time and location that the incident happened and as a homeowner, you will also be able to determine where the suspect came from to access your property, thus giving you more information on how to better secure your property.
Having all this information can help settle disputes or altercations between staff and customers. By accessing all the relevant footage, you will know the truth.
4. Keep Records
In a commercial situation, a CCTV camera is very useful as a tool to keep records of when your staff are coming into and checking out of your site, as well as when deliveries are made or visitors enter the building, so you can ensure everything’s running smoothly.
In a home situation, it is a useful tool for parcel delivery and the coming and goings of teenagers. In all situations, a CCTV camera system is only useful if it is installed by CCTV installation professionals, and if it is turned on.