The intent of this article, is help to understand if you need CCTV monitoring to protect your business. We cover a range of reasons businesses should see CCTV monitoring as an essential part of their security operation, in protecting them from a range of threats.
In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, companies can now deploy advanced CCTV solutions that represent incredible value for money.
We work with many businesses with vast sites to secure and significant assets and operations to protect. In these instances, CCTV monitoring is an cost effective solution.
Compared to the cost of employing security guards 24/7, CCTV monitoring is often 80% cheaper.
If you’re new to this topic, read our introductory article, what is CCTV monitoring and how does it work?
Ok, so there’s the introduction. Keen to learn more?
Read the article in full or navigate to the parts that are of most interest by clicking one of the links in the table of contents, below.
Table of contents
Do you need CCTV monitoring to protect your business?
Here are a few working examples to get us started.
Warehouse operations need to protect stock. Theft of goods held in a warehouse unit can result in their customers losing confidence. If a customer leaves, this depletes revenue.
Offices, car dealerships, and solar farms are all targeted by criminals. When crimes are committed, it’s more than just the financial impact that needs addressing. The time taken to deal with insurers and the authorities can disrupt day-to-day operations.
Crooks looking to steal plant machinery, tools, and more, target farms and construction sites. A loss of key machinery can inhibit revenue and will cause untold disruption.
Let’s take a quick look at the four signs you need to deploy a CCTV monitoring system in your business.
The cost of onsite security is no longer cost-effective
Security guards command a salary of around £25,000 – £35,000 per year.
Whilst security is vital to any business looking to protect its site and assets, threats are often infrequent. That said, when they occur the impact of crime can be seismic.
Compared to the cost of a 24/7 monitored security system, the cost of deploying onsite cards is around 300% more.
For a full, detailed comparison read our article covering the costs of CCTV monitoring.
There has been an increase in crime, locally
Criminals often target industrial and business parks in a concerted and organised fashion.
If you catch wind of an increase in crime in your local area you would be wise to ramp up security.
As discussed in the section above, the costs of deploying guards can be expensive.
For a fraction of the cost, you could add sensors and remote 24/7 monitoring to your current CCTV set up.
If you don’t have security cameras in place, and the cost of deploying a new system will cause cash reserves to diminish, find out more about our CCTV finance and leasing options.
The impact of theft, arson, and vandalism would be catastrophic to business operations
If you are operating a business that would be massively impacted by theft, arson or vandalism, CCTV monitoring will help negate this threat.
With CCTV monitoring you can deal with threats in real-time. If a sensor is triggered, an alert will be sent to your offsite security team.
They will review the situation, and respond immediately by contacting the relevant authorities.
Looking for more information on how CCTV monitoring works?
Read our article: What is CCTV monitoring and how does it work?
Too many false alarms
A false alarm is precisely what you think it is.
If you monitor your own security and are constantly dealing with false alarms, you may well ignore the one that is a real threat.
How disastrous would that be?
A falling branch, leaf, or animal can activate a sensor resulting in your CCTV system triggering an alert.
If you respond to an alert, by viewing the footage you may well drive to your site – even if you can’t see anything on your camera feed.
How frustrating would that be if it turned out to be a false alarm?
Is it a good use of your time and energy?
With CCTV monitoring your offsite security team will handle all of it. If an alert is triggered, they will review the footage and can make an appropriate decision.
If you enjoyed this article, here are some related articles for you to read: