The importance of CCTV monitoring

What is CCTV monitoring?

The best-quality, most state-of-the-art cameras are meaningless if you’re unable to act on the information they gather. Most systems are linked to the web via the CCTV monitoring station. You can activate this all the time, or just when your site is unattended.

Once your system picks up a break-in, fire or similar unusual activity, an alarm is sent to the remote monitoring station in real-time. Most systems are event-triggered, and will kick into action in seconds.

Operators can then pan and zoom camera as they investigate the alarm’s cause. And this viewing of a scene from different angles ensures that intruders can’t hide in any blind spots. Should any suspicious activity be noted, immediate action can then be taken.

Why choose a monitored CCTV surveillance system to protect what’s yours?

In recent years CCTV surveillance has become an essential pillar of security delivering the ability to proactively prevent many crimes from progressing as well as retrospectively enabling crucial investigation of incidents that do progress despite the presence of the preventative security measures.

probably the biggest advantage to having a secure CCTV system is the added security you receive.

It’s a deterrent for potential thieves and can reduce the likelihood of any crime happening in the area. It can also be used for evidence if something did happen on your premises.

For added peace of mind at a place of business, if you have a well-trained security officer they can be kept in charge of maintaining order. The additional support you get with setting up a CCTV system will ensure your environment is kept as safe as it can be.

The benefits of monitored CCTV and remote CCTV monitoring are:

Preventing criminal activity – CCTV monitoring helps to spot more threats as they occur
Catch more criminals – if a security threat is identified, the keyholder is notified immediately and in some cases can be on site in less than 20 minutes
Reducing the costs of security – when compared to the costs of onsite security guards, CCTV monitoring can save a company vast sums of money
As effective as having a manned security guard on-site – when threats are spotted, they are dealt with
Track every move the potential intruder or criminal makes. You’ll miss less and convict more. Peace of mind.
An online portal is installed to see what actions were taken by the external monitoring station – peace of mind knowing the job is being done correctly
Audio intervention – communicate over public address speakers to deter the intruder – alert them to the fact they are under surveillance.
Integration capabilities to work alongside security systems such as security alarms and access control systems.

When it comes to settling disputes, footage from security cameras can be incredibly important. This applies to both domestic and commercial scenarios. Whether it’s dealing with family disagreements, employee feuds or altercations between staff and customers, by referring to CCTV footage, you’ll know the truth.

There are many further reasons why CCTV really is an advantageous installation for any business premises, so why not consider getting cameras installed at your company’s site and give yourself and your staff total peace of mind in the safety of your operations?

For free advice and a no obligation quote on your CCTV monitoring and response please contact us.

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