As a homeowner or business owner, you are naturally concerned about your safety and protection, but with all the other daily chores that require your attention, keeping a close eye on your security can be a bit of a challenge.
Security equipment such as CCTV systems can greatly assist in the monitoring of your property by offering 24/7 surveillance. The effectiveness of this system, however, will depend partly on the quality of equipment and the installation by a professional company.
What Is CCTV?
CCTV is an acronym for closed-circuit television, but essentially refers to video surveillance in general. The system is comprised of a network of cameras that relay footage back to a television system.
The “closed-circuit” describes the nature of this system where footage is neither publicly distributed nor redirected to an outside source, but located solely within this camera-TV system.
Why Install a CCTV System?
CCTV systems benefit both homeowners and business owners by monitoring the property. Typically, this is a multi-camera setup, but even the presence of one strategically-placed camera may capture any of the following:
- Stealing of mail, packages, and other property
- Property damage and vandalism
- Attempted or even successful break-ins
- Suspicious activity
For business owners, installing a camera system can be beneficial for additional things, such as:
- Monitoring employee work and behaviours
- Capturing illegal activity from customers
CCTV systems don’t always need to be for a negative cause. They can also be useful in locating a misplaced item or product, or for proving an employee’s exceptional work behaviour.
Additionally, having cameras simply existing on your property has the potential to be an effective deterrent against those with ill-intentions and may also lower your insurance costs.
For exceptional service and for getting the most out of your cameras, you can find CCTV engineers in Leicester to install your surveillance system.
In many cases and especially for commercial properties, cameras need to be strategically placed. To maximise camera coverage, they need to be mounted in the right location as well as be angled in the right direction.
After taking into account your needs and surveillance expectations, your CCTV experts assess your property to determine the most appropriate locations for your security cameras.
Once mounted, your installers can wire your cameras to the TV monitors, which will be placed in a location of your choosing. You will also be educated thoroughly regarding all of the components of your system, which can include the following:
- Recording management systems
- Digital and/or analogue cameras
- Remote viewing
- Video storage appliances
Talk with your CCTV providers about the latest technology in surveillance and find out more about what your opportunities. Additional security measures can also include alarm systems, access controls, and fire safety.