What is CCTV?
CCTV stands for Closed-Circuit Television. The term is now synonymous with video surveillance for security purposes. Security cameras are present in almost all retail contexts, and office environments, but are also a common feature of residential complexes in South Africa. The technology is implemented for purposes of crime prevention, and more.
Benefits of CCTV
There are many benefits to using a modern CCTV solution for residential, retail, industrial, or even office space environments:
CCTV Acts as a Deterrent
Clearly visible security cameras and signage which warns potential offenders of surveillance is an effective deterrent. Safer Spaces reports that Cape Town and Johannesburg law enforcement officials endorse security camera systems for crime reduction purposes.
Improves Law Enforcement Response Times
When surveillance cameras and security systems are supported by dedicated off-site monitoring personnel, they can immediately report active incidents to law enforcement. This helps law enforcement and private armed response units to be deployed to the scene before criminality escalates.
Footage Assists Prosecution
Surveillance footage captured by security cameras can be used to assist in the prosecution and potential conviction of suspected criminals. Off-site monitoring specialists can demonstrate the legal requirements for surveillance footage to be used in a court of law including the chain of custody.
CCTV Reduces Insurance Costs
Extra measures to protect your property will put you in a good position of reduced risk. This is a clear signal to insurance brokers that, as a policy holder, you are taking active measures to prevent the need to make claims. It’s a great way to reduce your property insurance premiums.
Prevents Staff Misconduct
Surveillance cameras have long been used in the workplace, but not only for monitoring theft and break ins. Surveillance cameras in both office and industrial settings can be used as a positive method for engaging with employees’ output and productivity. Studies have shown there is a positive correlation between surveillance and staff diligence.
What Is the Best CCTV Solution in Cape Town?
The best CCTV solution in Cape Town can help produce all of the benefits described above. Surveillance security is a vital means of crime prevention and has remarkable benefits in the workplace as well. Camera Surveillance Services is able to install and monitor cameras perfectly suited to security complexes, industrial parks, and office buildings.