CCTV is known to be a proven way of improving your security systems, however, when most people think about CCTV, they think of large supermarkets, high-tech banks, and event security. This should not be the case, and many owners of SMEs are putting themselves and their employees at risk by not having a CCTV security system installed.
Our experts at EyeLynx explain why your SME needs CCTV:
1. Crime detection
CCTV acts as an electronic witness to anything that happens within your SME. As such, it can assist in proving guilt and innocence, monitoring activities, and even detecting a crime has occurred in the first place. By having CCTV, your SME can detect crimes as they occur, while also establishing the innocence and guilt of the people onsite.
2. Crime reduction
Detection and reduction go hand in hand. If you can detect crime, then you are able to create a strategy that helps to reduce the level of crime occurring in the first place. CCTV monitoring can show you the vulnerabilities within your existing security systems, while also acting as a deterrent in and of itself.
3. Staff and client safety
CCTV also helps to keep your staff and clients safe. Not only will it prevent crimes from occurring, and also help to prove their innocence should a crime be committed, but live CCTV monitoring allows for the early intervention of potentially dangerous situations, de-escalating problems before they become unsafe.
SharpView Video Management System
However, just having CCTV isn’t enough to achieve all of these benefits. Your SME needs to ensure that it has a CCTV system which is geared to their specific business needs. It is also essential to choose a CCTV system that can be integrated seamlessly into your existing security system, allowing them to help one another to offer you the best security possible.
EyeLynx are the designers and developers of the SharpView Video Management Software which is designed to easily integrate with other security tools, such as perimeter intrusion detection systems and rapid deploy camera systems. For more information about our system and how it can be used to help your business, please contact us.