Understanding the Role of CCTV Monitoring in Crime Prevention

When it comes to protecting your business from potential crime, there are many options to choose from. One of the most effective ways is through the use of CCTV monitoring. Because technology has modified throughout the years, more and more businesses are turning to advanced security systems, instead of manned guarding or key holding alone. Continue reading as we help you understand the major role CCTV monitoring plays in preventing crime for one and for all.

How Does CCTV Monitoring Work?

If you’re a new business owner, you may have not come across CCTV monitoring before. Not to worry, it can be simply defined as capturing live video footage of your business premises through CCTV cameras which is connected via cable or internet to a team of trained security operatives at an alarm response centre. Security operatives can monitor the premises through a computer, smartphone or other devices, providing 24/7 surveillance from a remote location. Some CCTV monitoring systems can vary in features such as smart motion detectors and night vision. CCTV cameras are small in size and relatively easy to set up. When CCTV cameras are placed nearby entrance and exit ways with warning signs, this can deter intruders.

What Happens If Unusual Activity Is Detected? 

If unusual activity is detected such as trespassing, security operatives can respond rapidly by triggering the alarm which will release a sound to the intruders, they will also notify on-site security or the police force to visit the premises. Live video footage from CCTV monitoring is stored on the system which can be accessed, analysed and given to the police force or used in court as strong evidence to identify intruders or thefts.

Why Your Business Needs CCTV Monitoring

At Alpha Omega Securities, we believe all businesses can benefit from the addition of CCTV monitoring. Our advanced and remote CCTV monitoring systems can be connected with your alarm response, access control or audio systems to provide all-round security. By investing in CCTV monitoring, you can also potentially lower your insurance policy and reduce security guard costs, making it a cost-effective solution. Our CCTV monitoring service offers technical support and can be customised to suit your business needs. For example, operate for a specified length of time.

Get Started With Alpha Omega Securities

If you don’t already have CCTV monitoring set up, you are risking the safety of your business and assets, not to mention your staff and customers. At Alpha Omega Securities, we are an SIA approved contractor of security services including CCTV monitoring. In fact, our CCTV monitoring systems meet the requirements of BS 7958 for CCTV Monitoring and BS 8418 for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of detection-activated video surveillance systems (VSS). We have worked with many businesses and organisations in various sectors, from corporate and construction to concierge and retail. If you are based in Crewe or a nearby area and you are interested in our CCTV monitoring services, please send an online enquiry. Alternatively, you can contact us via phone or email