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CCTV CAMERA SYSTEM FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Director // Security Expert
Let’s admit it, good security is not cheap! That’s why you need to make sure that you understand the pros and cons of every different type of security system, before getting one for your company or home. Remember, the cost of not securing your premises will be more in the long run, so you need to be well-prepared and create a well-thought-out plan, ensuring you get the best security system for your office, restaurant or home.
A new era in CCTV technology has arrived, where the prevalence of digital and HD have made access to cameras something that the average business or home can really consider. Gone are the days of CVBS or composite analogue video, they are being replaced by HD digital, which means better and higher definition CCTV at the same or better price.
For the past couple of years, we’ve seen CCTV as a security measure for large organisations, as it was typically something only an affluent, cash-flush business could afford. Over the last decade, we are now seeing CCTV systems installed and being used in smaller businesses, estates and even residential houses. More and more neighbourhood watches are even using different camera networks as a security solution, which has proven to be highly effective.
CCTV cameras are an effective visual verification tool. They can be used to verify a fire alarm or even as a post-event verification tool.
But the biggest advantage of a CCTV system, is it’s ability to monitor areas that can’t always be physically patrolled. These camera systems are also used to help security providers to respond faster to incidents and to deploy manpower and other resources in a more efficient way.
Should Small Businesses Use CCTV Cameras then?
Small businesses experience shrinkage when finances are tight. The new era of CCTV cameras, however, improves the effectiveness of stock losses when a business can’t afford more expensive security technology just yet.
Here are some invaluable tips for small businesses who want to use CCTV cameras:
#1: Do your research
Don’t just rush and make a decision right away. Always find time to do your research and figure out what security system can offer you the protection you need.
#2: Find a Security Provider who can Customize Your Security Solution for Your Business
No two businesses are alike. Therefore, no two businesses should have the same security solution. Choose a provider who knows that and makes sure that your security solution is properly tailored and modified for your business. They should also be able to integrate with updates or expansions that you may have in the near future.
#3: Don’t forget about the exciting innovations of home automation and remote security.
Ask your provider about these options. In fact, you can link your security system to your mobile phone so you can have access to your footage whenever wherever you want.
#4: Good Maintenance
Whatever security system you choose, make sure it is properly maintained and regularly serviced.
#5: Teach Your Family and Staff
It’s a must to make sure that your staff or family members also know how to use the system, so they will be able to use it in case of emergency.
If you’d like to know more about CCTV or need to get a quote for your residence or business, be sure to contact our team.
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