Closed circuit television, also known as CCTV, is a form of security monitoring system utilized in both businesses and home residences. In recent years, this type of alarm system has increased in popularity for businesses of all sizes due to its contribution to business security; however, if one is seeking out this type of security there are various considerations that must be made including the overall benefits. EEAutomation will provide information on the various advantages of CCTV installation and how to customize the system for the business’ specific needs.
1. Crime Prevention
The first advantage of CCTV installation is the increase in crime prevention. Research indicates that the mere presence of closed circuit television cameras is suitable to deter criminals. The camera is typically most effective when installed in car parking areas as motor vehicle theft or damage is a well-known and common offense. Providing a deterrent to any crime will not only decrease the chance of criminal activity but will contribute to the improved wellbeing of employees. This improvement in wellbeing is associated to the employees’ knowledge of how the motor vehicles are being protected. Unfortunately, while CCTV cameras are a practical solution to crime prevention there is often a continued presence of criminal activity. In these instances it is highly recommended that one seek out crime resolution solutions.
2. Crime Resolution
The CCTV can contribute to both crime prevention and resolution through the use of the security monitoring feature. This feature is beneficial in that the security system will record footage of activity noted by the CCTV cameras. The footage can be utilized as evidence for identification of any criminals within the area and of any crimes that are committed. In addition to the monitoring of outdoor activities, the CCTV monitoring system can also record activities within the workplace.
3. Staff Monitoring
As is noted above, the CCTV monitors have the ability to record internal activity. This is highly beneficial in that internal theft may occur and identifying the employees can be difficult without a security system. The resolution of workplace offenses has been known to increase employee productivity and decrease sexual harassment and/or bullying. While this is an advantageous system, it is important that full disclosure of the CCTV monitors be provided to the staff. This will ensure that the employees are aware of the recorded footage.
4. Workplace Security
One of the most important duties of any employer is to provide a safe and secure environment for the employees – a closed circuit television system can provide this workplace security. Nowadays, individuals who work in a public setting with a great amount of public exposure are at risk of being victims to criminal activity. The installation and co-ordination of the CCTV system will increase security for these employees.
Final Words On The Matter
Before completing the installation of a CCTV alarm system, one must take into account both negative and positive aspects of the system. As can be seen above, there are various advantages to the installation of this security equipment which will contribute to a greater amount of safety for the business and its employees.