CCTV is everywhere and the chances are you’ve walked past a CCTV camera every day without even realising it. More and more businesses are choosing to use them as they help to increase security and protect their building from thieves, intruders and vandals.
So, if you’re considering whether or not to install a CCTV system make sure you read our list of the top five reasons why you should install CCTV security systems for your business.
1. Crime prevention
You might think that becoming a victim of crime won’t happen to you. But in the unfortunate event that it does, it’s good practice to have preventative measures in place.
CCTV security acts as the perfect deterrent to criminals. The sight of a CCTV camera alone is often enough to scare away unwanted visitors, but can also prove to be vital should any crime take place.
Offering 24-hour surveillance, 365 days a year means you have electronic eyes on your business at all times. They provide you with physical evidence of theft or breakages, allowing you to place times, locations and more importantly, suspects of a crime.
Here at ICT Solutions, we install modern HD CCTV to capture those entering your building in high definition of up to 1080p. What’s more, using our Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) means you can screen critical recordings much more efficiently.
2. Reduces your insurance costs
Properties that have CCTV installed are deemed to be more secure than properties without. This means insurance companies are confident that your business is less likely to be broken into, in turn reducing the likelihood of making a claim. This can result in some insurance companies reducing the premium on your policy, saving you money in the long run.
Using CCTV evidence can also speed up the process of making an insurance claim if you fall victim to criminal behaviour. They say the ‘camera never lies’ so this is where CCTV can help you obtain the truth, as it will provide you with clear footage of who is to blame and how the incident occurred.
Furthermore, surveillance camera footage can help protect your business from fraudulent insurance, personal injury and misconduct claims. If people do make false or exaggerated claims then CCTV can help protect your businesses reputation.
3. Increased employee safety and honesty
Looking after your staff should be of great importance to any business owner. Security camera systems are a simple way of keeping them safe whilst working in your building. It will also protect them from possible threatening behaviour of other employees, helping to create a safer environment for everyone.
CCTV can also encourage more honest staff behaviour and prevent any wrongdoing. For example, if a piece of office equipment were to go missing then you could easily find the perpetrator and reduce the risk of inaccurate accusations.
4. Gives you peace of mind
Whether you’re attending an overseas meeting or simply working from home, a CCTV system gives you peace of mind and lets you watch over your business with just a click of a button.
Our IP CCTV systems allow you to watch your business property live from anywhere through an internet-connected device. Additionally, using one of our HD digital video recorders (DVR) or network video recorders (NVR) means you have the storage space to maintain great video quality whilst never missing a second of footage.
5. Keeping a record
Video surveillance systems allow you to keep track of who is coming in and out of your building, so you can ensure everything is running smoothly. This means you have a visual log of everything from deliveries to clients visiting your building.
ICT Solutions can help
We hope this has given you some insight into why your business needs CCTV.