5 Benefits of CCTV for Commercial Buildings

Commercial CCTV Installation

The installation of CCTV for commercial buildings typically begins with a site survey, which allows us to determine the best placement of your cameras and wiring. We will be able to advise you on the type of cameras that would be best suited and where they should be positioned for optimal coverage.

Once placements have been determined, the physical installation begins. This includes mounting cameras in predetermined positions and running cabling to each camera location. The cabling is run from each camera back to a central point where all signals will be recorded.

Finally, the CCTV system is connected to a power source and configured through software for optimal performance. The cameras may also be integrated with extra security systems, such as intruder alarms for extra protection.

The process can take between a few hours and several days, depending on the number of cameras, their location, and whether other security systems are also being integrated.

5 Benefits of having CCTV for Commercial Buildings

If you are unsure as to whether you need CCTV installed at your business premises, here are 5 benefits of having CCTV:

1. Preventing Theft

Installing a CCTV system in your business can act as an effective deterrent to potential thieves, who will think twice when they know their actions are being recorded and monitored. This will limit the number of acts of vandalism, trespassing and theft.

Internally, CCTV can help safeguard staff, visitors, and the property in general from other employees.

2. 24/7 Remote Accessibility

With CCTV business owners are able to monitor their premises at any time of the day, from anywhere in the world. This added layer of convenience makes CCTV systems even more useful and provides peace of mind for business owners, knowing that your staff and property are protected even if you are not there.

3. Evidence Gathering for Prosecution

Video evidence from CCTV cameras is increasingly being used in courts of law as evidence for criminal cases. Professional CCTV installations provide the highest quality footage which can be used to identify perpetrators and help to establish what occurred in the incident.

4. Insurance Savings

Some businesses may be eligible for discounts on their insurance policy if they have a professional CCTV system in place. This can help to reduce the cost of maintaining business insurance, making it even more affordable for businesses to protect their property and assets.

5. Improved Employee Productivity

Commercial CCTV installaitons can be used internally to observe staff activities, and thus optimise employee productivity, streamline company protocols, and even help manage internet browsing and messaging.

With video footage accessible of computer usage for example, business owners have the capability to decrease time wasted on non-work related tasks which in turn increases efficiency.

Where should you have CCTV?

The location of a Commercial CCTV system is dependent on your property and we would highly recommend that you discuss with your installation team beforehand. However, these are some of the most common areas that benefit from having CCTV.

  • Entrances + Exits – Having CCTV cameras on all entrances and exits will give you a clear view of everyone’s face who enters and exits the building. Having visible CCTV in the entrance also acts as a deterrent to any potential thief or intruder.
  • Car parks – More secluded areas such as car parks can be a common target for vandalism and theft, making it an important place to have CCTV. Modern CCTV systems can have Automatic Number Plate Recognition and an integrated access control system which gives you complete control on which vehicles can and cannot enter.
  • Reception – The reception area has lots of people entering and exiting, and having CCTV can be used to monitor the area for security as it is one of the most likely areas that an intruder will try and enter. Commercial CCTV can also be used for notifying staff of the arrival of visitors.
  • Storerooms + Warehouses – It is always recommended to have CCTV in any rooms that contain sensitive documents or important equipment that is essential for the business to keep track of who enters, especially anyone who may be unauthorised to do so. In dark areas it is necessary to use CCTV cameras especially tailored for this environment, such as cameras with infrared light.
  • Corridors – Cameras placed in corridors, will allow footage of people entering and leaving meeting rooms and offices to be recorded, which may be of use to the business owner.

Contact Lincs Alarms

If you would like to review your business premises security to make sure you are safe and secure then contact Lincs Alarms today for a free no obligation quote. We have lots of information on CCTV for commercial buildings on our Commercial CCTV page.

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