Do You Need CCTV At Your Commercial Property?
Protecting a business from the threat of criminals has never been as easy and effective thanks to closed-circuit television, better known as CCTV. With a rise in crime over recent years reported by the Home Office, more and more businesses are turning to this new technology to help keep their properties, employees and clients, safe, and here’s how your business could benefit from CCTV:
CCTV and how it works:
With cameras installed strategically throughout a workplace – both inside and out – footage can be viewed in real time and recorded for playback purposes. It goes without saying that anyone with criminal intent will be less inclined to commit a crime if they know their actions are being recorded. So, CCTV acts as a deterrent for criminals and prevents or minimizes illegal activities from taking place in and around the business premises. Should your business (or anyone on the premises) be unfortunate enough to be the victim of a crime, then the cameras will provide you with concrete evidence of what happened and who the perpetrators were; giving a helping hand to the police in tracking down the criminals.
Why does your business need CCTV?
While the advantages of having CCTV at your business premises might seem obvious in so far as deterring criminals from committing illegal acts in and around your site, it’s also worth noting that any footage captured on the cameras is admissible in a court of law and can be used as evidence. So, if a crime does occur, your chances of catching and reprehending the culprit(s), is made much easier.
The use of cameras not only acts as a deterrent for would-be criminals, but they’re also extremely useful for monitoring the actions of your staff. If you have any employees of whom you suspect may be carrying out illegal activities while in the workplace, or whom you suspect to not be fulfilling their roles to the best of their abilities, then the cameras will pick this up and give you the evidence you need to take further action if required. Employees themselves may also feel safer while in the workplace if there are cameras recording all activities.
Locating lost property is also a cinch with the help of CCTV, and your insurance costs are likely to be lowered as the addition of CCTV usually reduces premiums.
Additionally, having a fully functioning CCTV system in place is likely to increase the value of the property if you ever wanted to sell it. This, along with increased employee productivity, makes investing in a high-quality CCTV system more than worth it.
With all the advantages of having a CCTV system installed at your business premises, there is perhaps no better time than now to set the wheels in motion; schedule an appointment with your local security specialist today and take the vital step towards creating a safer, more productive workplace for everyone.