The benefits of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are easy to grasp on an intuitive level, but few individuals and business owners really sit down and think of the full range of benefits that come with installing these great systems. Lucky for you, at Tele2 we’ve done a lot of thinking about it, so much so that we’ve begun providing and installing CCTV systems for our clients. Check out our new website launched this month by clicking here.
Based on our research and feedback from customers, we’ve compiled this list of the reasons why a CCTV system could be a great investment for your business or home.
Pre-Emptive Threat Management
It may be a tired old cliché but as our parents used to say, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Professionally installed and maintained CCTV cameras can function as a pre-emptive security measure, as part of a full security package. The eye-catching and visible presence of cameras on your premises can have the effect of deterring theft and break-ins before they happen, simply because they increase the chances of being caught after the fact.
In the event that the pre-emptive effect does not take place, CCTV is a measure that gives your the best chance of recovering stolen goods and bringing the criminals to justice. Well-installed camera networks cover the full range of vision around your premises and eliminate any blind spots that could be exploited in a break in or theft. In addition, CCTV systems can record 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the entire year, giving you an unbroken circle of protection.
If the worst should happen, these capabilities mean that high-resolution and high-quality images and video can be provided to the police in order to assist with investigations. It goes without saying that investigations that proceed with concrete evidence such as this have a much higher success rate than those that don’t.
Customise Your Solution
CCTV systems have come a long way in recent years, with tailored specifications meaning that the full spectrum of conditions can be catered for. For example, different cameras exist that can provide a tough option that can operate in the outside elements (especially Queensland’s summer storms!), or a smaller, more discreet option, that can be used for less intrusive surveillance of shop floor areas.
Other advances in the field include continuous monitoring options, as well as the option of viewing live footage from your CCTV feed from an off-site location. This practice, which is known in the industry as remote monitoring, allows business owners to keep an eye on their premises even when you or employees are not on site, such as during holiday periods.
Having access to a remote feed adds a layer of security benefits by not requiring your or security staff to be on the premises at all times. In addition to this, the simplicity of being able to monitor the CCTV feeds via Wi-Fi on a laptop, tablet or smartphone adds valuable flexibility and convenience in getting peace of mind.
CCTV cameras and systems can be a powerful investment to protect your business or home from theft and damage. While once restricted to large companies with high security budgets, custom solutions and advances in technology make this solution one of the most cost effective ways of securing peace of mind around the security of your premises.