Video surveillance commonly termed as CCTV is a useful security tactic for any property, across the world. You’re a business owner or working for a company or managing facility security you know CCTV is around your location to deter and prevent crime.
There are undoubtedly huge advantages by deployment of CCTV camera systems deterring crime is thought to be extremely effective. Customers entering a shop who know they are being filmed are significantly less likely to steal. Members of the public who know that CCTV is continuously monitoring a hospital waiting room are less likely to assault staff. CCTV makes all our lives safer, since it can spot accidents as they happen – for example on the motorway – and send help immediately. It undoubtedly saves lives. Missing people are found, criminals are traced and accidents prevented with the use of CCTV. Householders feel safer and are more protected if they have CCTV security systems installed in their homes. Businesses, and with them livelihoods, are protected from theft and monetary loss by the use of CCTV security systems.
Offices, Home, Retail, Hospitals, Malls, Data centres, Hotels, Campuses, Institutes, Factories, Parks, Market Areas, Airports, Sea Ports, Railways, various others.
The primary purpose of installing surveillance cameras is to act as deterrence to robbers, criminals, petty thieves and unscrupulous elements from indulging in theft, illicit and criminal activities. Security cameras are installed in bungalows, townhouses, apartment buildings, condominiums, schools, university campuses, offices, stores, malls and other public areas. These cameras monitor suspicious activities; stop theft, vandalism and shoplifting; and alert stationed security officers about real-time thefts. Staff monitoring cameras and centrally manned systems in large businesses can also inform county and state law enforcement officials about developing dangerous situations.
It is tough and expensive to maintain armed and private security personnel to man nooks and corners of malls. In recent decades, owners and developers of malls have installed state-of- the-art surveillance cameras that can be managed from centrally controlled rooms to monitor security aspects on a micro level and especially parking lots and outlying areas. Boutique and shop owners at various malls also install these cameras as a second-level protection measure.
New-generation surveillance cameras and extended central command systems can also record audio, sound and voice. Sexual harassment, other forms of veiled threats and rough behaviour at the workplace and on college campuses can be spotted and records maintained on security camera systems. Audio records can be used to buffer legal cases during sexual harassment cases. Employees caught stealing inventory, office items and other material and denying the same or looking to file counter-suits can be hauled up in courts with the requisite video surveillance proof.
CCTV should be considered an essential part of data centre security, it has been claimed as data centres inherently have to be a 'very high-security operation'.
In addition to the normal access control and electronic security you would expect in a data centre, a good CCTV system can help back up the essential audit trails you need in order to determine who's been coming and going.
Certainly CCTV is essential in a high-security operation like that, where you're depending on it 99.9 per cent of the time. Also it produces efficiency saving and virtualisation will offer reductions in maintenance costs.
Security cameras, video surveillance and allied systems can reduce insurance premiums over a long period depending on contracts drawn up with insurance companies and insurance agents. Public records of these systems can also protect insurance companies from fictitious and fraudulent claims about thefts and robberies. Businesses can claim relevant tax deductions on the purchase of security camera and surveillance systems.