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What are the advantages of CCTV Surveillance against its alternatives?

If you are thinking of installing surveillance cameras (CCTV) in your home or office environment, you may wonder what the advantages are to your business of introducing CCTV versus other alternative solutions such as electric fences, alarm systems, or movement sensors.

We decided to take a look at the advantages of CCTV surveillance to see whether it really adds value to businesses over other alternative forms of security and this is what we found:

1. CCTV Surveillance deters crime

This is the most obvious reason why you would want CCTV but it is worth mentioning. Once the cameras have been placed you will notice immediately the change in people. You can prevent crime from occurring because the mere thought of that camera staring the perpetrators in the face and them being caught red-handed will most certainly deter them from illegal activity.

2. CCTV empowers you within business

Even if your problem isn’t crime related, CCTV surveillance is a great way to keep tabs on your business to deal with issues such as punctuality, productivity and internal issues as the sense of being under observation throughout the work day will keep employees on their toes and on their best behaviour, knowing that stepping out of line will be recorded.

3. Monitor Activities and Scenarios

Because CCTV cameras come in all shapes and sizes it is easy to discreetly place these throughout your business to keep an eye on people entering your office environment as well as the goings-on whilst on the premises. With various shapes and sizes, cameras can be placed strategically throughout the office without people even noticing them and can even be hidden in small places such as pot plants, picture frames, or in other office decor literally giving you eyes everywhere.

4. Gathering evidence

Modern CCTV comes not only with high-quality video but also with extremely good audio recording making it possible to use CCTV surveillance to monitor the actions and words of people making them more efficient in recording series of events or happenings. This comes especially in handy when dealing with legal scenarios where an accurate account of what transpired is extremely useful.

5. Deal With Problems and Maintain Records

Whether dealing with a employee-customer dispute, or an internal dispute, CCTV surveillance allows you to see what really happened so that you can make the correct decision within your business. To make it easier for you, the cameras DVR stores footage in a per date and time manner making it easier to pull up data regarding events that may have taken place quite some time ago.

With these advantages and more, there is no dispute about the fact that CCTV systems are great for businesses wanting to improve not only their business security but also their business productivity.