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What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?

25 Answers

Answered by West Midlands Security and Fire

22nd June 2020

West Midlands Security and Fire answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

CCTV can be used for many different reasons. Most popular tend to be home or business protection. But lately cctv systems can be used for video verification. Meaning if an alarm is triggered it can send an image from a cctv camera to alert you of an intruder or hopefully just a false alarm. There are many reasons for CCTV and your installer should be able to provide a system that would suit your needs.

Answered by DT Security Systems

11th May 2020

DT Security Systems answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

The main benefits of having CCTV Deterrent: even if a CCTV camera is switched off it will still provide a highly visible deterrent. If a burglar is deciding which building to try to break into, he’s far more likely to choose the property which isn’t fitted with a CCTV camera. Insurance: installing CCTV offers a great way to discover what’s going on when you’re not there! Unfortunately the majority of thieves don’t go around wearing balaclavas and so when something goes missing, CCTV can help you get to the bottom of the problem. Ideal for preventing business theft and internal fraud, CCTV provides unbeatable protection. Evidence gathering: if the worst happens and your property is broken into, CCTV footage provides important evidence for the police and can prove incredibly useful when making an insurance claim. Safety: CCTV can also be used to keep your employees or family safe. Thanks to modern technology, it is now possible to view live CCTV footage when you’re not there, helping you to monitor what’s going on whilst you’re away from your home or business. Useful: CCTV footage is often used by the police to publicise criminal activity and catch the culprits. Reassurance: remote access CCTV is ideal if you spend time away from the office but want to keep an eye on what’s going on when you’re not there. In addition, CCTV can also help protect staff from false allegations made by customers. Professional: installing CCTV shows you take security seriously, providing your business with a professional, business-like image.

Answered by CED Electrical

2nd April 2020

CED Electrical answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

CCTV can provide a whole host of advantages within the building in which it is installed, along with its contents and any workers or residents. The 5 main advantages would probably be: • Crime deterrent • Activity monitoring • Evidence collecting • Dispute decision making • Record keeping There are many more reasons why CCTV really is an advantageous installation for any business or domestic premises, but they're the key reasons.

Answered by Martin Kaine

1st April 2020

Martin Kaine answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

Cctv can help avoiding intruders coming to your house,I have clients having Cctv fitted inside house to keep an eye on there pets,having a good system fitted will help on playbacks In case of a burglary,the better ones will help identify intruders as the picture is more detailed,hd is ideal

Answered by Nd electrical

2nd March 2020

Nd electrical answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

One of the main benefits of installing CCTV is it acts as a great deterrent to criminals. It also gives the home owner a piece of mind knowing their property is being monitored at all times. And if the worst happens and there is any criminal damage to their property, they will have the evidence recorded by the CCTV.

Answered by CD Electrical

28th February 2020

CD Electrical answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

The benefits and advantages to installing CCTV can be the initial added protection in terms of a visual deterrent and then the fact you have a clear recording to look back on at a later date. and as well with certain brands you can have mobile alerts and mobile live views available.

Answered by Loyal Security Solutions Ltd

28th February 2020

Loyal Security Solutions Ltd answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

The main benefit of installing a CCTV system is that it is there to deter thieves other benefits and advantages are it can help settle disputes or provide evidence for any other case not related to theft such as accidents on the street or dispute with neighbours. And also a piece of find knowing you can watch your home from anywhere in the world from your mobile phone.

Answered by MFS Electrical

27th February 2020

MFS Electrical answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

Most CCTV systems are installed in response to a rise in crime in the local area and are installed in a bid to collect evidence. Consideration should be given to installing CCTV to combat and deter criminal activity as well as to make householders and employees feel safer at work and at home. The added advantage of many of the systems that we install is that you can access them from your phone.

Answered by AJR ELECTRICAL SERVICES

19th February 2020

AJR ELECTRICAL SERVICES answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

1. Crime deterrent It goes without saying that having a CCTV camera installed at your premises will act as a serious deterrent to criminals and anyone carrying out illegal activities. The sight of a CCTV camera infers an air of danger and the presence of the law, deterring anyone planning to carry out a crime from doing so. 2. Monitors activities CCTV systems are able to keep track of what is happening at the premises where they are installed. By monitoring the activity of workers and visitors at your business’ site, you and your workforce can have total peace of mind about exactly what is going on under your roof. 3. Collect evidence In the unfortunate event of a crime occurring at your premises, having a CCTV system really does pay dividends as it provides a way of collecting evidence to help ‘suss out’ exactly what happened. Crimes can be solved far more easily with additional evidence from a CCTV camera, helping place times, locations and, most importantly, suspects. 4. Decision Making When it comes to settling disputes, footage from security cameras can be incredibly important. This applies to both domestic and commercial scenarios. Whether it’s dealing with family disagreements, employee feuds or altercations between staff and customers, by referring to CCTV footage, you’ll know the truth. 5. Keep records It is always a good idea to keep records of when your staff are coming into and checking out of your site, as well as when deliveries are made or visitors enter the building, so you can ensure everything’s running smoothly. There are many further reasons why CCTV really is an advantageous installation for any business premises, so why not consider getting cameras installed at your company’s site and give yourself and your staff total peace of mind in the safety of your operations?

Answered by Baggaley Electrical Services

18th February 2020

Baggaley Electrical Services answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

What Are The Benefits Of Using A CCTV System In 2019? We’ve gathered together some of the key benefits of using a CCTV system can have at your place of work and residency. A CCTV (closed-circuit television) system allows the use of videos cameras to monitor the interior and exterior of a property, transmitting the signal to a monitor or set of monitors. More and more of us are switching on the benefits of CCTV security systems. In the UK it is now estimated that there are more cameras per person than any other country in the world. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan Howe promoted the use of CCTV, saying that cameras should be installed by homeowners and businesses to help detectives solve crimes. The need for residential and business CCTV systems is higher than ever before. With the number of police officers patrolling our streets hitting a record low, total recorded offences are up by 14%, as reported by The Independent in 2018. Aside from the obvious advantage of being able to monitor your premises, here are the benefits of using a CCTV system in 2019: 1. DETER CRIMINAL ACTIVITY This is the biggest and most recognised benefit for those who choose to add CCTV systems to their property. Outside of being able to monitor your premises, CCTV cameras are an excellent deterrent for burglars. Just like seeing a mounted alarm system, an intruder seeing cameras may decide that it’s easier and safer to move elsewhere. It’s much better to prevent intrusion than dealing with it after it’s occurred. “Most criminals are pretty disorganised, they don’t think about it. The reason the cameras are high is two-fold. One is to keep it out of harm’s way.” Studies have found that using CCTV in car parks resulted in a 51% decrease in crime; in public transportation areas a 23% decrease in crime; and in public settings, a 7% decrease in crime. Even the lowest figure, 7%, is a significant improvement. A report written by the Office for National Statistics in 2017 found that 2 in 100 homes were victims of robberies, with 40% of incidents taking place during working hours whilst occupiers are away from their properties. In the same report, 70% of burglars gain entry to homes via the front door, while the remaining 30% use windows as an entry point. Therefore, pointing cameras towards these routes of entry is the best and most strategic place to add your CCTV device. 2. IMPROVED HOME INSURANCE RATES By deterring criminal activity, CCTV security systems reduce your home and property insurance costs. You are less of a target, so the risk is lowered, which means the price of your insurance decreases too. “If you’re the victim of burglary and your home isn’t properly secured, you may find that your home insurance provider could question your claim and refuse to reimburse you for any loss.” As well as being less of a target, CCTV offers evidence towards insurance claims that you may not have had otherwise. The more evidence you have to support your claim, the better, proving beyond doubt the circumstances surrounding your claim. 3. PEACE OF MIND A camera system provides people with an increased sense of security and reassurance, particularly in areas where the crime rate is high. Many of the more sophisticated models are wireless, meaning they can be viewed and monitored from your smartphone or tablet. This gives you the ability to check in and review your premises at the click of a button, so your home security is always in reach. “As importantly, you get a whole shot of what happened at the event: What did they steal? Did they use a knife? You get all that. But more relevant today is a face. That’s what we need.” It acts as a comfort blanket, giving you the freedom to get on with your life, confident that your property is being watched. 4. COST-EFFECTIVE A CCTV system is a cost-effective form of security. Once the system has been installed they are very easy to maintain and require little reparations. Ensure that your cameras are cleaned in order to receive the best performance from your system. Other than this, CCTV systems will keep your premises secure for years.

Answered by R Harris Electrical Services Ltd

3rd February 2020

R Harris Electrical Services Ltd answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

CCTV mainly offers a deterrent to potential thieves and rarely has to be used to identify thieves in domestic situations. CCTV packages offered by most mainstream shops do not offer picture quality usually good enough to identify criminals. I would always ask the installer to provide the equipment based on the individuals environment to ensure the system is suitable for purpose.

Answered by Hemmings Electrical Services Ltd

13th January 2020

Hemmings Electrical Services Ltd answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

CCTV can put a customers mind at ease. It’s surprising how many burglaries/thefts are still committed throughout the UK! Not only does a CCTV system scare off said burglars, it also helps police enforcement recover valued goods/catch criminals. Hoping that this see’s the crimes decrease as time passes by.

Answered by Complete-wiring-solutions

24th November 2019

Complete-wiring-solutions answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

According to the most recent government figures, “2 in 100 households [were] victims of domestic burglary” over the year the data was gathered, with 40% of incidents taking place during work hours when fewer people are likely to be home. Consequently, having cameras pointed at your home’s doors (through which 70% of burglars gain entry to a property) and windows (the remaining 30%) is the best method by which to determine when a burglary took place, as well as making it easier to identify an intruder. This is particularly beneficial in cases where criminals have scoped out a property before breaking and entering, as you will be able to review footage and determine just how many times certain individuals have assessed a property over time. This could then halt a potential break-in before it takes place.

Answered by Bigfoot Strength CCTV Ltd

2nd September 2019

Bigfoot Strength CCTV Ltd answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

CCTV being installed at a location is a last resort as the site or location should have other Security Requirements in place to prevent an attack. CCTV is only to be used as a detect and deter function and the location should not be reliant on the CCTV System. The system will compliment other Security Systems.

Answered by Electrical NRG

19th August 2019

Electrical NRG answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

CCTV can act as a deterrent to would be thieves. It gives peace of mind to a home/business owner because a lot of new CCTV installations can be remotely accessed via a smart phone or tablet. So no matter where you are at any given time, you can check in on your home or workplace. It can also lower the cost of house/workplace insurance. Also if you have a high quality CCTV system professionally installed and something was to occur (i.e burglary or vandalism) then you would have evidence to potentially convict the culprit(s).

Answered by STS ELECTRICALS NORTH EAST LIMITED

28th June 2019

STS ELECTRICALS NORTH EAST LIMITED answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

Crime deterrent, it goes without saying that having a CTTV camera installed at your premises will act as a serious deterrent to criminals and anyone carrying out illegal activities, monitor activities, collect evidence, decision making, keep records, increased safety, produce images or recordings for surveillance purposes, reducing vandalism, reduction in break ins, enhanced safety within the premises.

Answered by Orman Electrics

18th May 2019

Orman Electrics answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

Just the visual of having CCTV installed it’s a great deterrent. There are a number of systems on the market some allowing you to view video content or live stream to your mobile device giving great peace of mind. Can also be connected to an alarm which will alert you if there is any activity.

Answered by CT Sparks Ltd

3rd May 2019

CT Sparks Ltd answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

It’s a huge deterrent with visible cameras on your business or home, mostly peace of mind when your away you can see that all is ok at home. With business’s should you have an alarm linked in with remote viewing if you have an activation you can instantly look to see if anything is amiss

Answered by Secure I AM

23rd April 2019

Secure I AM answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

Peace of mind Correctly installed can be used to provide evidence Security determent for many burglars I have known criminal damage believed to be caused by a neighbour stop when cameras went up. Didn't catch the original culprit but stopped the problem none the less. The benefits only apply if you get the correct system installed for the property, buying a CCTV set with all the same cameras in may not be the correct solution.

Answered by Electri-Call-Us

24th March 2019

Electri-Call-Us answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

CCTV acts a very visual deterrent to would be thieves. A correctly positioned and installed system can help police in getting a conviction. With the constant enhancements with both alarms and CCTV you can get real time updates and images from your property anywhere in the world. Couple this to the ever increasing popularity of smart home devices you can sync together with your security devices you should be able to tailor a system to your exact requirements

Answered by CCTV INSTALLATIONS

10th March 2019

CCTV INSTALLATIONS answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

Well positioned CCTV will capture the evidence need to identify and secure prosecution of criminals but firstly acts as a deterrent also to would be thieves being able to keep an eye on property or valuables via smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world is becoming the norm and heavily relied on also

Answered by P&J Electrical

24th February 2019

P&J Electrical answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

A well planned and installed cctv system will provide the images required as evidence should anything untoward were to happen. A cctv system also provides a very good deterrent to criminals as they will often opt for an “easier “ target. A decent spec cctv system also offers much more than just a platform for recording images, they can also allow remote viewing, audible alarms should anything be tampered with or a certain area be tampered with. At the higher end they can also be paired with proximity audio and lighting deterrents for further security.

Answered by A C Technical Services Ltd

10th February 2019

A C Technical Services Ltd answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

The main job of CCTV is to gather evidence to allow or help a prosecution of any offenders. The advantage of installing CCTV is firstly it acts as a large deterrent. If a possible intruder or shoplifter knows they are being recorded, they are less likely to choose your premises or home to carry out an offence. It allows you to keep an eye on things and alerts you to anything out of the ordinary happening around your property or business. Most medium to high end systems now have tripwire, motion detection and missing object settings that alert you remotely when something changes in their field of veiw. They give peace of mind, greater security and if installed and specified correctly, can allow prosecution of offenders.

Answered by Electrical Innovations (Derby) Ltd

10th February 2019

Electrical Innovations (Derby) Ltd answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

In this day and age CCTV is essential for keeping you home safe. Not only is it a visual deterrent, but it will also capture evidence that will lead to a prosecution. Prices have come down in recent years and even a Ring Doorbell with camera is a good start at less than £100.

Answered by RJ Electricians Ltd

9th February 2019

RJ Electricians Ltd answered the question "What are the benefits / advantages of installing CCTV?"

With all the crime going on around, it is very important to have a good cctv installation with good quality infrared cameras, this may not cut down the crime in your area but at the least you have recorded evidence if you do get robbed / assaulted in and/or around your home, that the police can use to identify and prosecute individuals or gangs.

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