When it comes to protecting your property, you know how important it is to have the right tools and solutions available. Chances are good that you have a security system installed that creates an audible alarm if a door or window is opened after the system has been activated. However, those only offer so much protection. CCTV systems can help you add another layer of protection to your property. How can they help you?
During Operating Hours
For business owners, the importance of CCTV systems cannot be understated, particularly when it comes to security during business hours, when your alarm system is not active. CCTV cameras and displays can be used to monitor areas of your store or business where you cannot see, helping to reduce shrink and theft, as well as to improve the security of your employees while on your property.
Creating a Record of Events
Another benefit of CCTV systems is that they can be paired with DVRs and other recording systems to create a permanent record of events. This offers many benefits – the video footage can be used if you catch a thief and want to press charges in court. The footage can also be instrumental in supporting your business if you press charges against an employee for theft, vandalism, or improper conduct. That footage can be maintained easily on electronic media, and preserved against any future need. The installation company who sets up the CCTV system is also qualified to setup your networking and data centre. They can provide you with a guide or information on how to maintain the records and data, and how to keep backups to make sure you have access to the right recordings in critical situations when you need it the most.
Visibility at All Times
Finally, you’ll find that CCTV systems allow you to monitor your property at all times. If you have after hours security, these professionals can also use the system to monitor the premises, protect against intruders and vandals, and more. On a residential property, having a CCTV camera on your front door can bring a lot more security, allowing you to see who is at the door before opening. In some situations, it can save you or a family member from allowing a violent intruder into your home. It’s possible to connect CCTV cameras to your home network so you can see the camera feed live on your home PC or even on your smart TV if required.
The Need for Professional Installation
Whether you run a retail store and want to safeguard your employees and shoppers, a convenience store and you want to prevent theft and shrink, or a business office and you need to monitor the environs, or just want to protect your own home, CCTV systems can help. However, they must be professionally installed and connected to your recording equipment in order to enjoy the benefits that you seek.
Contact your local electrician company such as Hilton Electrical to see how they can help you benefit from CCTV technology.