When it comes to business security, the installation of CCTV is an effective deterrent for crime, protecting both staff and customers in order to keep the premises as safe as possible. Ensuring you have the correct CCTV cameras for your premises is essential.
Depending on the size of your business, as well as the nature, you may find static cameras do not cover the necessary areas. With CCTV installation, it’s important to avoid blind spots as these can potentially be targeted areas of access and egress to your business premises or highly sought after areas such as safes or key assets. Choosing a CCTV camera that can 360° pan, tilt and zoom enables full coverage of an area and offers a much more comprehensive view compared to a static camera.
Covert security cameras
Sometimes, just the sight of a CCTV camera is enough to deter criminals. However, if your business is highly exclusive or appearance-focused, you may want to avoid obvious CCTV cameras. There are discreet cameras available that don’t compromise the look and feel of your business. These can be installed both internally and externally for covert surveillance.
Wired or wireless?
Wireless cameras remove the need for cables around your business premises and offer a more subtle security system. However some businesses may prefer wired systems as they do not need to be positioned near to a power supply due to the cabling.
Compliance with the law
Whatever CCTV system is best suited to your business, it’s important to comply with the law. CCTV watched areas must be clearly signposted to customers and staff.