At AB Aerials we’ve gathered together some of the key benefits of using a CCTV system can have at your place of work and residency – we hope you find this article helpful! What is CCTV and why should you consider installing at your property? A CCTV (closed-circuit television) system allows the use of videos cameras to monitor the interior and exterior of a property, transmitting the signal to a monitor or set of monitors. More and more of us are switching on the benefits of CCTV security systems and in the UK it is now estimated that there are more cameras per person than any other country in the world. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe promoted the use of CCTV, saying that cameras should be installed by homeowners and businesses to help detectives solve crimes. The need for residential and business CCTV systems is higher than ever before. With the number of police officers patrolling our streets hitting a record low, total recorded offences are up by 14%, as reported by The Independent in 2018 Aside from the obvious advantage of being able to monitor your premises here are the benefits of using a CCTV system in 2019: Deter Criminal Activity This is the biggest and most recognised benefit for those who choose to add CCTV systems to their property. Outside of being able to monitor your premises, CCTV cameras are an excellent deterrent for burglars. An intruder seeing cameras may decide that it’s easier and safer to move elsewhere. It’s much better to prevent intrusion than dealing with it after it’s occurred. A report written by the Office for National Statistics in 2017 found that 2 in 100 homes were victims of robberies, with 40% of incidents taking place during working hours whilst occupiers are away from their properties. In the same report, 70% of … Continue reading What Are The Benefits Of Using A CCTV System In 2019?
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