The All-Seeing Eye: 5 reasons to upgrade your CCTV system
By Steelforce Security
Closed Circuit Television is one of the most effective security solutions you can get for your business. However, it doesn’t last forever. Improvements in technology, changes to your company, and new approaches by criminals can leave your system in need of an overhaul.
At Steelforce Security UK, we understand the importance of having an up-to-date CCTV system. Here is just a few reasons to upgrade your existing solution.
The business you’re operating now is likely not the same as when you first installed your CCTV system. You may have changed the layout of your premises, hired new staff working different shift patterns, or expanded your business property. Any of these things may mean your CCTV system is less effective. This can result in blind spots where parts of your premises are no longer covered.
2. Increase in crime rates
While crime as a whole has reduced in recent months, crimes against properties have increased. Void and vacant properties are at particular risk, but any high street business could be a target. Following lockdown, many police forces have reported criminals venting their frustrations on shops and businesses. This does not just include theft, but also arson and vandalism. A new, state-of-the-art CCTV system can be the best way to handle this situation.
3. Improved technology
CCTV technology has improved immeasurably in recent years and continues to do so. This is why you should view CCTV as a continuous process, rather than a once-and-done solution. Today’s CCTV cameras offer crystal-clear imaging, making them much more effective at tracking down intruders. Combined with motion sensors and tracking capabilities, this is reason enough to consider an upgrade.
4. Greater surveillance
Old CCTV systems do little more than record your premises, allowing you to look at the surveillance tapes after the fact. More recent systems allow for a live feed to static monitor. Today’s CCTV solutions offer so much more. All your camera footage can be fed to a remote-monitoring station, where trained security professionals keep an eye on it 24-hours a day. You can even have the stream feed to you mobile device through the appropriate app.
5. An integrated security solution
Perhaps the best reason to upgrade your CCTV is that we can make it part of an integrated security package. By hiring Steelforce Security, you can get a surveillance solution that is linked up with your alarm system, security lights, manned security solutions, remote monitoring, and more.
If you need a new and effective CCTV system, get in touch with Steelforce Security UK today. Call us on 0844 504 0110 for a free inspection of your existing system and our recommendations on how best to upgrade it.