CCTV security and/or video are quickly becoming the most efficient and cost-effective way to provide security in and around the workplace. The highly advanced technology of the modern security camera allows businesses to lower cost and risk by protecting their employees and assets through continuous monitoring of their facilities, grounds and parking areas. They are relatively inexpensive and are increasing the reliability and accountability to nearly 100% by providing real-time remote video surveillance.
Here’s four reasons to use video surveillance:
- Prevent and deter crime: Most often, criminals target buildings and facilities when there’s no evidence of surveillance cameras. The very presence of a CCTV or video system in place is enough to deter and prevent any illegal activity.
- Fool-proof coverage: A well-designed infrastructure of video and CCTV is practically impenetrable and can provide 100% coverage. With the use of multiple cameras keeping an eye on each other’s blind spots, in addition to keeping an eye on the most vulnerable areas of the property, full monitoring is not hampered by human errors such as a guard being busy with something else. Remote access, as well as recording any event should be all that is needed in the event of criminal charges being brought against an individual.
- Identify potential safety hazards: In some cases, the use of CCTV can help identify and correct any potential safety hazards for employees and customers alike. CCTV cameras can be installed in high-risk areas of a business facility or establishment. These high-risk and accident-prone areas include locations where fires can break out as well as locations where a potential danger to the building and personnel exist. Properly selected cameras can prevent potential damage because emergency measures can be taken immediately with careful monitoring.
- Reduce cost and risk: CCTV and video surveillance continue to prove themselves as the best investment as soon as they are installed. Being able to have a full view of your premises coupled with real-time recording, as well as remote online access, lowers the risk and can prevent costly incidents such as burglary, fire, vandalism, etc.
These are but a few ways video surveillance and CCTV cameras can assist any business with their security measures. There’s a large variety of systems on the market, and at UKA, we provide precision lenses for any type. With any new design, our team of engineers can craft and create a lens designed to meet your specific needs.
Built with intelligent video algorithms, such as sophisticated motion detection, one can identify unusual walking patterns and alert a guard to watch a particular video screen. Object-recognition algorithms can identify someone who might simply be loitering, or even a briefcase or other suspicious object that is left somewhere it shouldn’t be. Again, the system can alert a monitoring guard so that appropriate action can be taken.
Technological advances will continue to enhance our ability to monitor areas in the private sector, as well in public spaces. Our commitment to the changing technology is to stay continually up to speed, and to provide lenses that meet these demands.