Closed Circuit Television, or CCTV as it’s mostly called, can provide you with a quick and cost effective security solution for protecting your premises. The technology has come a long way from analogue cameras and televisions, and most modern systems aimed at the commercial sector are IP based; meaning you benefit from exceptional picture quality and advanced features.
We have compiled five reasons why you should consider a CCTV system for your business.
Deter and prevent vandalism
Possibly the most primary function of a camera is to alert vandals that someone is watching. By virtue of a camera, vandals are far less likely to commit any offences or break in to your property. Additional signage on site can also make it extra clear that unauthorised access to the premises will not be tolerated.
Whilst a CCTV installation comes with an initial capital outlay, the potential savings from reducing the risk of break-ins and vandalism can far outweigh initial costs. Some insurance companies also look favourably on a business running a CCTV system, and understand through risk management surveys that damage to property is less likely, and so will insurance claims.
One of the most damaging outcomes for a business is the loss of data and client information. A business that is completely reliant on it’s IT systems to operate could face severe difficulties in continuing to operate should their systems be subject to vandalism. It is not uncommon to hear that a business has ceased to operate as it could not recover for the loss of data and client information. A CCTV system will play a major role in deterring potential vandals.
A CCTV system that has been thoughtfully and carefully designed can provide your business with full coverage of a premises, ensuring that blind spots are not missed. By keeping an eye on your property 24/7, you can rest assured that should an eventually come about, you are prepared to assist law enforcement with their investigations and bring those responsible to justice.
Keeping staff alert
A CCTV system installed inside a premises can help your business keep an eye on it’s valuable assets at all times. Human nature will mean at some point, an incident is bound to take place, and by having full coverage of your business, this will help in identifying those employees who have been less than honest. CCTV systems are of particular importance in areas where cash is handled. Knowing that someone is always watching will keep your staff on good behaviour.
At Ridge IT, we offer a range of CCTV solutions using some of the latest IP technology that provide you with a modern and intuitive experience. Our systems come with high resolution cameras and large storage DVRs, and are scalable and flexible to grow as your business does. With advanced features such as motion detection, alerts, and remote viewing, gone are the days of having to scrub through hours of video to find that dreaded scene. We approach your enquiry with care and appreciate the sensitive nature of a new CCTV installation. Find out more here or contact us to discuss your requirements further.