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CCTV & Monitored Surveillance Systems
CCTV has now become a cost effective method of Protecting property and staff from attack and valdalism. The technology has now advanced where instant images of incidents can be relayed to remote locations for monitoring and alerts. It is also heavily utilized to gather evidence when an incident occurs vastly increasing the Likelihood of criminal proceedings giving a positive result.
CCTV can be used in both internal and external applications and can also be tightly integrated into other safety and security systems such as Fire Alarms, Access Control, Intruder Alarms & Panic attack providing complete protection for staff and premises.
On the 1st Nov, 2007 Security guarding regulations change in Scotland. All guards will have to be licensed, meaning a weeks training course and to pass an exam at the end. This will in turn limit the number of guards available in Scotland but will also increase the hourly rate of have a security guard present on your site.
Monitored CCTV can alleviate this problem by providing a remotly monitored system that is cost efficient and a robust security solution. Monitored CCTV will send events back to a control room almost instantly and allow them to take the appropriate action. CCTV systems of this nature will pay for themselves within the first few months of operation versus an on-site guard.
This type of system is also now being employed in shopping centres allow managers to limit the number of guards present at night saving a vast amount of money on Guard patrols. Offsite monitoring is capable of many actions including opening doors, Speaking directly to site via PA system, viewing live and recorded images and many more.
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Methods of CCTV Monitoring
- Traditional Local Monitoring
- Remote Monitored, Dectector Activated CCTV
- IP Based CCTV Systems
- Integration of CCTV with Access Control
Features & Benefits
CCTV is not just about security. It is now being employed in a variety of ways to help protect staff, management resources and ensure health and safety of the public. More recently it is also being used as a medium to help with advertising or in more advanced situations to provide marketing data.
- Help deter thefts, breakins and vandalism to a site.
- Protects staff and public.
- Provides digitial evidence for the Police.
- More effective than manned guarding.
- Can help identify Employee Needs.
- Can protect against litigation from 3rd parties.
- Can observe bad pratices helping to engineer solutions.