How can CCTV Protect your Premises and your Customers?
Installing CCTV at your business premises along with alarm systems and other security measures is a sure-fire way of protecting your property, your employees, and your valued customers. Despite CCTV being unable to physically stop individuals from vandalism and other criminal activities, it does act as a preventative measure and a way for clear evidence to be collected.
Preventative Measures Help deter intruders and other criminals
Installation of CCTV cameras on your premises can protect your property, employees, and customers as it acts as a physical deterrent to criminals. The visibility of CCTV cameras and the prospect of their crimes being caught on camera, is usually enough to deter a petty criminal. Having units installed around your premises reduces the likelihood of your business experiencing break-ins and attempted robberies, and also other crimes, such as assaults, being carried out near your premises.
Businesses should have cameras placed in 'prime' locations that are usually targets for criminals. These include delivery entrances, doors that are used infrequently, and even more public areas that are quieter in the evenings and weekends.
Displaying clear signs stating the use of CCTV on the premises will also help deter crime. Place signs on the walls or windows at eyelevel so all individuals near your property can notice and read them.
Building a Case Gathering evidence incase of emergency
Should a crime be committed against your property, customers, employees, or anyone near your business, recorded footage can be used as evidence. Providing that your cameras have been installed for the purpose of deterring crime, any footage from your CCTV cameras that shows a crime being committed can be used to prosecute.
CCTV recently captured footage of a citizen rugby tackling an offender after he assaulted two police officers in Brighton. Whilst the police officers and citizen could provide statements, the CCTV footage provided hard evidence against the offender, leading him to plead guilty to the assaults.
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