COMMERCIAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) is the use of video cameras to monitor and survey a location. The video feed can be viewed on a big screen in your theater, any TV, monitor or touch panel in your business, and even from your iPhone or iPad remotely over the internet. CCTV can be used to monitor multiple critical, vulnerable and sensitive areas at a time, which can reduce the number of security guards needed to monitor a location.
A major benefit of CCTV is that it is always on, without interruption, and helps to deter crimes because even the mere sight of cameras will keep criminals away. The answer speed for crisis management is greatly improved because multiple areas are being monitored at the same time and from one central location. Activity at the location is stored and archived for future use. This information can be used to identify suspects and provide evidence.
Here are some CCTV best practices:
Place cameras near entrances and exits of buildings and properties
Install surveillance for parking lots and garages
Mount cameras in at-risk areas such as poorly lit walking paths and locations where people might find themselves alone and defenseless
Position cameras with high visibility in areas where money is exchanged
Monitor common areas such as stairways, lobbies, halls, libraries, locker areas, dining areas, gyms, sports concourses, theaters, labs, swimming pools, stadiums, etc.