One of the most popular and cost-effective ways of providing security in the home and place of work is with CCTV cameras and equipment. CCTV cameras can act as a very successful deterrent to thieves and burglars, certainly making them think twice at the very least.
Banks, and other financial institutions have employed the use of cameras for several decades. These cameras have been used worldwide to find and apprehend those who have robbed banks.
Now, financial institutions are not the only place you can find CCTV being used. Many businesses are having CCTV installed outside of their establishments. As with banking, these images and videos captured can help law enforcement find anyone who has robbed or threatened employees. Although security guards provide an element of protection on the ground, their eyes and ears are not extensive enough to provide an over view of the entire premise. This is where cameras with CCTV security systems play a crucial role within the daily running of a business.
Many businesses are having them installed within their facilities also. Internal cameras keep your employees honest and identify those who are not. Other reasons are:
- To keep employees safe and secure by preventing violence or theft
- To prevent pilfering, malingering, deliberate damage or other forms of misconduct
- To ensure, and record, that health and safety procedures are being followed
- To monitor and improve productivity
- False accusations from other colleagues or from clients and customers
- Helps to keep your office/place of business safe during non-operating hours
- Areas of danger within the workplace i.e., where the potential of fire may break out
Block watch organizations have been established in many neighborhoods across the world. However now that the technology is available to have ‘eyes’ on homes 24/7 via CCTV cameras, a growing number of municipalities and towns are installing them throughout their neighborhoods. Of course, nothing beats a real person’s eyes on a break in, or other situation, but, cameras installed within neighborhoods are also helping to reduce crime rates.
Installing CCTV cameras on the outside of homes can also help where the block watch cameras may not see everything. If a perpetrator should get into the home, having CCTV cameras installed inside will give the authorities clear images to help locate the suspect.
They can also give the homeowner peace of mind in many situations. For instance, if they have an elderly family member living with them, they can keep an eye on mom or dad while away from the home, and call emergency personnel immediately if necessary. The same would hold true if minor children are left at home.
With the technology available to have any disturbances sent immediately to smart phones, CCTV cameras are gaining ground in both the workplace and at home.
At Universe Optics, we design and manufacture precision lens to fit many styles and makes of CCTV cameras. When it comes to your specific design, you can be assured that you will receive the clearest image available. Our design and manufacturing team ensure accuracy from beginning to the final product.