Protection of your premises, its contents and your staff is paramount. The cost of a major break-in, both financially and in human terms, could be severe - and best avoided.
If you have yet to have CCTV installed at your business premises, or it’s something you are currently considering, there are a number
of ways in which this level of security can be advantageous to business owners. Here are six reasons why a close circuit system
is an effective way to keep your business safe and free from unwanted disruption.
1. An immediate crime deterrent
Having a CCTV camera or cameras installed at your premises will act as an immediate or serious deterrent to criminals and anyone carrying out illegal activities. Anyone with criminal intent is far less likely to make an attempt at breaking in, if CCTV equipment is fitted. You are sending out a clear message: “I’m ready for you. Don’t even try it.”
2. Keeping your staff safe
As well keeping unwanted people out, CCTV is very useful at keeping your staff safe and reducing potential dangers to your personnel. This is especially relevant in high risk areas of a factory, where dangerous materials, large machinery or fire risk is prevalent. With strategically placed cameras, this can help monitor all activity and even ensure that emergency measures are in place to reduce the risk of accidents to staff.
3. Return on Investment
Prevention is the name of the game with CCTV security systems. They are a highly effective way of stopping costly incidents, like break-ins, from occurring. They can help ensure that there is no unnecessary, time-consuming and costly disruption to trade. For this reason, CCTV should be regarded as a sensible investment from the moment it is installed and operational. Having a complete view of your premises, as well as real-time recording and fully managed remote online access is the best way to reduce risk - from burglaries, vandalism and even fires.
4. Reduction on Insurance Premiums
If you have taken every effort to keep your premises secure with a properly monitored CCTV security system, this could have a significant effect on reducing your building insurance premiums.
5. Making your business more efficient
As well as assisting hugely with crime prevention, CCTV can also help make your business more efficient and productive. Having the ability to monitor staff, when they are coming and going, keeping records of deliveries and visitor numbers to the building, can all contribute to ensuring the business is operating to its optimum. It may even bring to light areas where improvements can be made. You can’t physically be everywhere at once – but your CCTV will ensure you can.
6. Acting the Detective
In the event that an incident does occur – a burglary, fire or act of vandalism – a CCTV system is there as your hands-on detective. It will provide the most effective way of collecting evidence as to what happened, increasing the chances of the crime being solved and suspects being brought to book. It might also provide valuable clues where there might have been shortcomings in your security and identify any parts of the site which, hitherto, might not have been seen as high risk. It might also highlight maintenance issues that need addressing.
As one of the UK’s leading suppliers and installers of high quality CCTV security systems, we help businesses of all description stay protected – whether you are in a busy High Street location or tucked away on an industrial estate. It could be a warehouse, office, shop or garden centre - we have extensive experience in advising clients across a broad range of commercial premises.
Our CCTV specialists can tailor a surveillance solution that’s appropriate to your premises and proportionate with your budget expectations.
For more specific information about the most suitable alarm monitoring device and security system for your business or residence, please contact our experienced support team on 0845 468 0927.
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