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Closed Circuit TV (or CCTV) isn’t mandatory for every Small-to-Medium Business (or SMB), but it does provide a valuable service and a record of day-to-day happenings you can reference as needed. What kind of benefits can CCTV provide for your company, and how can you build a secure camera network? BACS is here to answer your questions.

Safety First

The main purpose of CCTV cameras installed within a business is safety. With closed circuit surveillance in place, employees and business owners are able to view and record on-premise activity. What are some reasons why having that extra security may be a good idea for your company?

  • When your business is located or operates within a neighborhood with higher crime rates.
  • The company deals with cash transactions on a daily basis.
  • Onsite virtual data infrastructure, which requires all employees with access to be monitored and/or recorded.

A CCTV surveillance system, in these cases, can bring a sense of peace of mind and also work as a deterrent against possible future incidents. Should problems occur, it gives the business evidence that can be used to prove wrongdoing, if needed.

Optics Matter

Optics matter. The physical look of something conveys a firm message to the recipient. An example might be actors and politicians — for an actor, wardrobe choice can convey different personality traits in their character. With a politician, the right choice of tie or suit style can tell constituents much about his or her politics and intended message.

Even if you simply purchase CCTV cameras and install them without hooking them up, the perception that they are in use will often deter wrongdoing. However, should a situation come up where the CCTV recording could be the difference between being able to take action and being unable to prove misconduct occurred, business owners may find they regret forgoing having a working CCTV system installed.

Physical Security Matters

For a business owner who utilizes CCTV, that physical security comes in the form of multi-purpose night vision cameras or multiple dome cameras monitoring the streets outside your company doors. Often, when misconduct occurs, a person who shields their face from view inside the building can be found easily on CCTV cameras located outside, helping them be identified. They also further deter crimes or actions against the best interests of the company from being committed.

When it comes to installing CCTV solutions for business, not every company is going to want a one size fits all solution. No two businesses are exactly alike — they may differ in size, capacity, industry, or in other important ways from other companies in the area. A customized surveillance system can take into account any or all of these variables to ensure you have the CCTV system that is best for you. BACS can help you to install a custom build by:

  • Working with the architecture of the business, in order to highlight locations where cameras are most necessary
  • Designing a CCTV system that is truly custom, including different types of cameras, wiring, monitors, or other components
  • Testing the CCTV system to ensure everything works as it should
  • Configuring the CCTV system so that all connection points are relaying data and the system will automatically trigger a distress call when tripped

BACS knows everything there is to know about CCTV systems, and we’d be happy to speak with you about the surveillance needs of your company and let you know what we can do to help. You can read here about our video surveillance platform or contact us anytime for more information or to schedule a consultation and begin building your customized CCTV solution. You can reach us by phone at (650) 887-4601 or contact us online today.

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Published on 2nd December 2015 by James Berger.