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Does My Business Need CCTV?


CCTV stands for ‘closed circuit television’ and is commonly known as video surveillance. It’s an increasingly popular security measure in a lot of businesses of any size. If a crime occurs on your premises, CCTV systems will make it easier for the authorities to find the criminal and convict them. It can be an expensive investment but can definitely be worth it in the long run.


How does CCTV work?

A sequence of images are picked up by the camera, which is then transmitted to a recording device. This means you can replay footage that you’ve got to help identify a thief if you’re unfortunate to be targeted.

Although, if your premises has CCTV installed, you must put up signs that inform others that you have operational CCTV currently running and who it is operated by. This is because, by law, you must declare surveillance as your cameras may be facing someone else property or business and must comply with GDPR.

CCTV cameras provide multiple benefits. Some of them being a crime deterrent, recording evidence, avoiding external and internal theft and employee and staff security.


What CCTV protects

Equipment – Protecting your valuable equipment and on-site vehicles is a priority for any business. Ensure your CCTV cameras cover areas where your equipment is left and it can help prevent theft and damages.

Entrance points – Your business’ entrance and exit points are one of the most common entry points for any criminal. Covering these areas with a proper CCTV system can ensure a sharp image, thus helping yourself and the police if you ever require assistance after a break-in.

Stock and assets – No matter what type of business you run, you’ll have either stock, assets or even both! These must be monitored by CCTV to protect them against thieves who are tempted to try their luck.

Your staff and employees – Your employees are the backbone of your company, and their safety must be of utmost importance. CCTV not only protects them from outside threats but can encourage and promote good behaviour overall.


What system is best?

To get the most out of your CCTV system, you need to choose the best one for your business and its security needs. Having the right kind of equipment is one of the determining factors of the surveillance system being effective. For instance, there isn’t a point in placing a regular camera with no infrared in a dark area. This is because the system won’t capture any footage and won’t work as effectively as you initially thought.


This is where we come into it. At Nova Alarms, we can provide a free site survey to determine which system we think is best for you and how we can best utilise it to protect your business.

As an NSI silver accredited alarm company, our 35 years of experience can provide you with CCTV installation services and help us to find the best security solutions to help you rest easy.


For a FREE consultation, contact our team on 0161 702 8643 or info@nova-alarms.co.uk.

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