Published: 20 Jan 2023 in

CCTV is a popular choice for many businesses when it comes to their security considerations. It’s often a cost-effective solutions, but whilst we agree that it's better than no security precautions, there are key reasons why CCTV will never be as effective at crime prevention as having manned guarding or mobile patrols.

  1. CCTV has visibility limitations

The most critical downfall with CCTV with limited visibility.

  • They required regular maintenance.
  • They’re open to vandalism. CCTV cameras can be sprayed over, ripped down or damaged beyond repair.
  • Blind spots are a regular issue. This could be blind spots due to their positioning, or through lack of maintaining trees or bushes that might have overgrown infront of the camera.
  • Criminals could wear a mask. A mask hides their identity and makes it near impossible to be able to recognise them. We've heard of too many cases where the crime is detected on camera, only to reach a dead end when it comes to catching the culprit because they were wearing a mask.
  1. .Security officers are a brilliant deterrent

Our security officers will have a standard uniforms displaying our company logo, and will provide clear signage for you to display. This means there will be no mistakes when it comes to being able to identify there being security officers on site. Research, and experience, shows that security officers act as a brilliant deterrent to crime, making it much less likely for something to occur when our officers are on shift. Whereas CCTV is almost an expectation and something criminals would account for, security officers are much harder to evade!

  1. Our security guards can react quickly and efficiently

If someone does slip past our security officers and attempts to break in to your business premises, sounding the alarm, our team can be there within seconds. This means being able to restrain the individual, or individuals, call the local authorities and enable justice to be served. Having someone on site means you're also much less likely to have a false alarm, and it means someone will be there to raise the alarm if there's a fire, for example.

For more information on how we can support the security of your construction site, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

Alternatively, if you're looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up to date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract security guards, choosing instead to invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.

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