What is the meaning of CCTV? CCTV stands for closed-circuit television and is a sophisticated form of surveillance that provides business owners, not-for-profits and home owners an extra layer of protection. If you’re a business owner, you should consider investing in CCTV if you haven’t already. Read on to find out more about the meaning of CCTV and the features and benefits you get with it.
Quick Overview of CCTV
CCTV, also known as closed-circuit television or video surveillance, is the use of video cameras transmitting a signal to a specific area to keep an eye what’s going on in that area. Increasingly more and more business owners are turning to CCTV to keep a watchful eye on their premises. Your local security experts can help you find the right CCTV system for your business.
Short History of CCTV
CCTV is just under 50 years old, having originated in America in 1949 when so much technological innovation was taking place during the post-war years. As you can imagine, the technology just like with all other technologies, have changed a lot. Video surveillance have become highly sophisticated and will continue to become more sophisticated as technology evolves. You now have so much choice to choose from when choosing the right CCTV system for your business or even your home.
Features and Benefits of CCTV for Business Owners
Now that you hopefully have a better understanding of what CCTV is, let’s look at more specifically how it can benefit your business no matter the type (sole trader, small business, large business, organisation like a school etc) through the following features and benefits:
High Resolution Cameras
You can capture even the smallest and more complicated detail close up. This is useful for identifying people from a distance.
Day and Night Cameras
You can see both day and night vision. It also allows you too see footage captured in bad weather in better lighting.
You can see the invisible light not seen by the human eye (infrared) giving you access to imagery not easily seen by humans.
Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Cameras
You can view areas that are difficult for a standard camera to capture like corners, narrow paths etc.
Digital video recorders (DVRs)
You can play hours of footage captured back. You can also save this footage for a later use.
A Powerful Tool in Crime Detection
CCTV / video surveillance is a powerful tool in crime detection. Often, you’ll find just the presence of CCTV is enough to deter a would-be intruder or criminal from your premises. CCTV has captured theft and misconduct and other forms of criminal activity. It’s even been used in courts around Australia and the world to help convict criminals. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, CCTV footage has helped police catch criminals and solve crimes to a greater degree.
Is It Worth It for Your Property?
CCTV is a great addition for businesses, not-for-profits and home owners that are looking to improve their security.
For businesses, CCTV can be great internally and external of a business. Any business which has valuable items or information and values the safety of their staff should seriously consider implementing CCTV. For example, automotive specialists, car yards and vehicle wreckers often use cameras throughout their property to protect it out of hours. Convenience stores and super markets often use CCTV to stop theft during operating hours and for after hours. Even large corporations use it in their lobbies and various floors to stop malicious intruders.
Non profit organisations can also benefit from cameras. Thieves can target some not-for-profits for their more relaxed nature and less stringent access control. Protecting the valuables of these properties is just as important and cameras a great method to deter and catch criminals. Like businesses, cameras can also improve the safety of staff and any stakeholders.
Homes throughout Australia are continuously adopting cameras of various types. These are great for city homes with regular activity. They’re also great for rural properties that may have nobody occupying them at points throughout the year. Whether the home is in the city or rural, cameras are a powerful deterrent.
Are you now looking to install cameras on your property? Whether it’s commercial, not-for-profit or residential, our fully qualified and trained security experts with 34 years of industry experience can help you. To get started, simply call us now on 1300 315 522 or send your enquiry by our contact form.