The Ins and Outs of CCTV Security

admin 27 Jul 2013

Many people think that CCTV security is just someone sitting and watching a monitor while dozing off, but there is much more to CCTV security than that. Closed circuit television security can prevent enough irregular activity around your place of business to more than pay for itself. Security Guards Sydney prides itself on its expertise in this fast-changing field of technical surveillance.  That being said, we would like to share with you the advantages of having a CCTV system to monitor your property.

  • A University study from Cambridge recently confirmed that businesses that employed the use of CCTV systems in parking lots saw a decrease in crime of 51%. It could not be determined whether it was just the presence of the cameras or the monitoring that was responsible.
  • Many thefts at businesses can be solved when CCTV footage is reviewed by security guards or police along with the business owner. This is because the business owner, the police and the CCTV tape all have a part of the story. When you put it all together, it makes sense who is committing a crime at your place of business.
  • There are now many added feature to the CCTV monitoring systems. For example, the cameras in a retail establishment can be programmed to track the transactions of employees while they are making transactions, counting stock, and scanning items at the register for check out. Considering that over 40% of retail theft comes from employees, this can be a real loss preventer.
  • VCA (video content analysis cameras) can even detect motion that is not supposed to be there and sound an alarm. For example in a warehouse, if there is not supposed to be any motion, a camera would zoom in and record the motion while an alarm is set off. It is the footage of the criminals that will help the police track down and arrest them so that your warehouse will not be continually broken into if this is a problem. While motion detectors do not scare criminals, it is the fact that they will be recorded by cameras and then prosecuted that acts as the real deterrent.
  • If you do not recognize the criminals, the police have a whole database for comparison to the recorded footage. The footage from your CCTV system may help arrest career criminals in your area who otherwise might keep stealing in your neighborhood or come back to steal from you later.
  • CCTV cameras can now be monitored remotely. This means that you can watch your CCTV system from home 24/7 or you can have one of the surveillance professionals from Security Guards Sydney do the monitoring.

As you can see, there is much more to CCTV security than just watching the monitors. Having a CCTV security system is like having a whole other set of eyes and ears to watch your business. This means that CCTV is really more about being more involved in your business and knowing what is going on there so that you can make it run much more effectively.