Since the invention of the digital video recorder, CCTV has become one of the most popular security measures in the UK, installed on millions of commercial properties up and down the country.
From the moment that a commercial CCTV system is installed on your property, the threat of criminal activity will significantly decline, acting as a hugely effective visual deterrent to vandals and thieves.
If an incident does occur CCTV will allow your security team to identify the threat and be there in a matter of seconds, and should an intruder get away, video surveillance footage can be crucial in helping the authorities identify and find the culprit.
Prime Secure are a market leading provider of commercial CCTV systems ad we have put together this guide to tell you all you need to know about video surveillance on commercial sites.
What commercial properties require CCTV?
If you own a commercial site of any kind, CCTV cameras would significantly increase your security systems effectiveness.
With industry leading mobile CCTV towers, no site is too awkward or too remote for CCTV system installation, so if you want it we can provide it.
Just some of the common commercial sites that we provide CCTV systems for on a regular basis include:
Construction sites are filled with expensive equipment, tools, and materials that cannot be stored away overnight for obvious reasons.
This makes them the ideal target for thieves, and it is estimated that £300m is lost from the industry every year replacing stolen goods.
Installing security cameras on construction sites has been a challenge in the past due to the difficulty of the terrain and lack of access to mains electricity, but no longer.
With Prime Secure’s mobile Eco-Powered CCTV towers you can install CCTV monitoring almost anywhere, offering 360 degree 24/7 recording accessible anywhere in the world via mobile device.
Tracking who is coming in and out of a hotel lobby can be extremely difficult even for the trained eye of a concierge.
CCTV is a great way for your staff to remotely track movement in communal areas, ensure all is as it should be, and protect the safety of all guests and staff on site.
CCTV is becoming commonplace in the reception areas of office buildings as well as in other high traffic areas.
A CCTV camera not only reduces the likelihood of intruders entering your office building, but also limits the chances of workplace theft, helps to settle disputes between colleagues, and increases productivity on site.
Warehouses are large scale buildings filled with an assortment of expensive merchandise.
Monitoring the entire premises using security guards alone is unpractical and inefficient.
By installing CCTV you will be able to keep an eye across the entire site, optimising your security system.
Security cameras can also be used to improve general warehouse safety as hazards can be identified via HD CCTV cameras and staff are more likely to follow established safety guidelines if they know they may be being observed.
Benefits of Commercial CCTV systems
Commercial CCTV systems are proven to be effective at reducing crime and increasing productivity.
Some of the most important benefits of CCTV installation include:
Help detain intruders
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of having the right CCTV system on a commercial property is the ability to identify intruders and prevent them from causing harm whilst on site.
When you choose to have SIA security guards and a CCTV system provided to you by Prime Secure you will have the best possible live response to intruders on your site.
By monitoring the live high definition images streamed to a central monitoring station from your CCTV system, your security team will be able to identify incidents in real time, deploying security officers on the ground in real time.
All our security personnel are trained in conflict resolution and can often detain intruders safely until the emergency services arrive.
A less tangible, but possibly even greater, benefit of a visible camera system is that the large majority of potential criminals will be deterred by the very sight of security cameras, and won’t even attempt to target your property.
Most thieves who target commercial sites are opportunists who select their targets based on whether they think they can easily get in and out undetected.
The last thing they want is to be interrupted in the act or later identified by the police, so on most occasions the sight of a single CCTV camera is enough to convince them to move on to another property.
For this reason, it is very likely that immediately after CCTV installation you will see a dramatic decrease in the number of reported incidents on site.
No matter how tight your security, there is always the possibility that someone slips through the net and criminal activity is committed on your commercial premises.
With CCTV in place, however, all is not lost.
The right HD CCTV camera will capture clear video images of the incident in question, making it significantly more likely that the police will be able to identify the perpetrator.
If they are found and charges are brought against them, security footage can prove critical in court cases, often providing the crucial evidence that the decision rests on.
You will also be able to show the footage to your insurer, giving your claim much more validity and substance than would otherwise be the case.
Having CCTV in the workplace is statistically proven to increase the productivity of your employees.
You don’t need to watch your workers all day to ensure the appropriate work is being done, but the very idea that they may be being observed is enough to ensure work stays on track at all times.
Whether or not you wish to use your CCTV in this way is dependant on your working environment as some workers are able to better relax and provide a higher standard of work when not being monitored, but if you are having productivity issues this may be one solution to try.
As an employer, you have a responsibility to protect the health of your employees to the best of your ability.
Ensuring health and safety protocol is in place and being observed is a big part of this, and CCTV helps to do this.
Where workers may once have cut corners, or not used the correct safety equipment when operating dangerous equipment they will now follow your careful guidelines more carefully, and any breaches can be quickly identified.
If an accident does occur, you will also be able to use the footage in workplace injury cases to get an idea of exactly what occurs, and for training purposes, demonstrating to workers the perils of taking risks in the workplace.
Why Choose Prime Secure?
Prime Secure are one of the UK’s leading providers of CCTV installation services for a reason.
We offer bespoke mobile and wired CCTV systems that have a range of fantastic features that will far exceed the capabilities of your existing cctv system.
Just some of the benefits of choosing a Prime Secure CCTV system include:
Many commercial premises, especially construction sites, are exposed to extreme weather conditions on a regular basis.
We have a range of wired and mobile CCTV systems that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Our mobile CCTV towers are incredibly sturdy, with each HD camera waterproof, and suitable for the nature outdoor environments in the UK.
All intruders will be detected and identified in rapid fashion with our PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) auto tracking cameras.
Our CCTV systems do not only capture high definition images, but they also transmit them live via 5G data transmission, meaning you can view footage and check your site from anywhere in the world via mobile device.
Low Light Technology
Many commercial sites are most vulnerable at night when staff have gone home and there is more cover for intruders.
Using ambient light from the moon, and fantastic low light camera technology, our CCTV systems can detect movement and capture crystal sharp images even on the darkest of nights meaning varying light conditions will never again compromise your security system.
Each camera in our CCTV systems records in 4K, capturing high definition images in much greater quality than standard CCTV camera lenses.
Our Eco-CCTV towers feature IP (Ingress Protection) rated housing complete with a slide out tray, making component access easy.
Get In Touch
If you are looking for a comprehensive range of business CCTV systems from an SIA accredited security expert, Prime Secure are here to help.
Thousands of commercial businesses across the UK benefit every year from our industry leading closed circuit television technology, helping keep their staff and customers safe and ensuring maximum protection on their business premises.
Whether you are looking for a ceiling mounted C mount CCTV camera system, speed dome cameras, or a mobile Eco CCTV tower, we are here to discuss your security needs or arrange a free site survey.