CCTV and Security Cameras

In 2003, 18 per cent of all burglaries were committed in non-residential areas such as businesses; however, businesses suffered 32 per cent of the costs, being an estimated $4,500 per burglary. Facing statistics like this makes it clear how important it is to invest in effective security technology such as CCTV.

A CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) system is designed to monitor and record the exterior and interior of a property using videos cameras that transmit a signal through cabling connected to separate monitors. A CCTV camera can be fixed or set-up to scan an area or be operated externally by a controller. The footage can be monitored in real-time by these controllers, or simply recorded and stored so that it can be reviewed later.
When it comes to things such as Building Security and Physical Security, CCTV systems can be an invaluable layer of defence. Often, CCTV is deployed in order to act as a deterrent to criminal activity, to provide assurance to legitimate people occupying an area and to aid in the detection of and response to crime.
A systematic review of CCTV systems found that CCTV is associated with a significant and modest decrease in crime. Additionally, in order to achieve better results, it was concluded that CCTV should be actively monitored and used alongside other security measures.
When developing your Security Plan, it is essential to consider all your options in the context of your unique needs and requirements. In CCTV technology alone there are options around the resolution – for example the evolution of 4K CCTV, which offers a resolution four times that of the average TV but is often less effective in close-range environments – or options to incorporate extra features such as Gunshot Detection Technology (GDT).
There is also the choice of using modern Security Cameras instead. Security Cameras differ from CCTV as they can transmit data using digital signals, which eliminates the requirement of power cables and allows controllers to view the footage from anywhere on the network in real time.
Making these types of decisions often requires in-depth and expansive security reviews of your organisation in order to truly understand your risk profile. This is where experts like Agilient come in; we can utilise our unique experience to establish a thorough and clear risk context for your business, then use this to recommend and implement measures regarding the improvement and efficiency of your security. Contact today to find out how we can help you.