When it comes to security surveillance, there isn’t a one size fits all approach, and that can make it difficult for businesses like yours to know exactly how to strike the right balance. Without a doubt, the most effective security measure you can take is with manned guarding and mobile patrols, but enhancing that with CCTV and video surveillance is a great way to supplement your security.
1. CCTV needs to be seen
First and foremost is making sure the cameras are placed correctly. This means so they can not only add extra security to vulnerable areas – such as entrances and exits but to act as a deterrent too. However, it’s hugely important to get the balance right. Too many security cameras can result in people feeling unsafe, and this is certainly not a good idea for your clients, customers or staff. You want to instil a sense of safety instead! We can advise you on the best places for security cameras should you need a little helping hand.
2. CCTV needs to be reliable
Whilst price isn’t everything when it comes to technology, it’s worth investing wisely and not opting for the cheapest, quickest option. You’ll want security cameras that are reliable, robust and able to be secured properly. This will reduce the risk of vandalism. You’ll also want your video surveillance systems to have the ability to see at nighttime, as the majority of crimes occur under the blanket of darkness. If you have business premises with a lot of woodlands, covered areas or covering a large space, you might also want thermal imagery. This allows you to see in greater detail and with greater accuracy.
3. CCTV needs to be monitored
Finally, CCTV is only as good as the people monitoring it, and that’s where our security officers can really make a difference. Unmonitored video surveillance will only capture the crime on camera, meaning you’ll have to rewind and watch the crime back as it happens. It could be used as evidence, but surely it’s better to have a proactive approach to crime instead? This means its important to have security officers who know to check and monitor CCTV in real-time, and they can then respond quickly and efficiently, minimising damage and even retaining the offending individual(s) whilst calling for the local authorities.
For more information on how we can work with you to provide a quality security service at your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. No matter where you are in the country, we’ll be able to assist, as we offer a national security service with a local touch.
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 our staff, we invest in their training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.
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