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As cyber threats continue to evolve and physical security risks persist, businesses must stay vigilant in protecting their assets, employees, and customers.
One powerful and often overlooked solution is the integration of CCTV (closed circuit television) camera systems. These innovative systems work by capturing comprehensive, high-definition footage that provides round-the-clock surveillance.
In this blog post, we will explore the multitude of benefits that CCTV camera systems bring to businesses and how IT service providers play a crucial role in maximizing their potential.
What are CCTV systems?
Don’t let the word “television” in CCTV mislead you, as it is much different from publicly broadcast television. Other people cannot simply access or intercept your recordings, as these systems do not run off of public airwaves. Everything recorded remains in-house and private.
There are several types of CCTV systems, from the traditional analog system that connects to DVR to the more modern digital (IP) system. Many of today’s CCTV models offer advanced features like motion detection and facial recognition, ensuring unparalleled security and precision.
Now, let’s look at the biggest advantages CCTV systems offer.
Combining advanced IT solutions with CCTV systems helps businesses gain real-time access to live feeds and recorded footage. With the right IT service provider, remote solutions can be implemented so live footage can be accessed anywhere at any time.
This allows quicker response times if an emergency arises or when criminal activity is suspected while you’re away. In fact, The National Institute of Justice offers a detailed analysis of CCTV surveillance and concluded these systems help police respond to crimes as they are happening.
Close circuit systems are not only an extra set of eyes that help catch criminals in the act. Studies have shown that these systems prevent criminal activity from happening in the first place. One study from Orange County, New Jersey found a 50% drop in crime rate following the installation of city security cameras.
By creating a more secure environment for employees and customers, businesses boost confidence while simultaneously reducing their risk of future liability.
When you compare the cost of hiring round-the-clock in-person security personnel with implementing a CCTV system, the latter is always the most efficient. Although these systems will require some up-front investment costs, they are still a fraction of the cost of hiring a security team.
Expanding on our point of cost-effectiveness, many insurance providers offer special discounts (usually anywhere from 5-20% off) for simply having a camera system in place.
More importantly, if a breach does happen, having a reliable camera system allows you to expedite any court proceedings, drastically reducing legal fees.
When a business grows or experiences changes, CCTV is highly adaptable. No need to alter your entire security infrastructure as additional technologies or cameras can always be added by your IT service provider at any time.
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Incorporating CCTV camera systems into your business is a strategic decision that provides many benefits, and using an IT service provider like LeadingIT to get the job done ensures you will have a reliable system up and running in no time.
For information on other technologies that can help boost your business, feel free to explore some of our other blog posts.
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