Closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems have been around for decades and it can be argued that they represent the virtual “backbone” of modern business security. As threats have evolved over the years, so has the technology employed by bespoke CCTV networks. Let us take an in-depth look at these systems from a pragmatic point of view before highlighting how they can save your business a significant amount of money over time.
Powerful Security Advantages
Whether referring to a small entrepreneurship or a large multinational corporation, there is no doubt that security needs to be taken quite seriously. As CCTV networks are operating 24 hours a day and seven days a week, your premises will be monitored at all times. Many systems now employ infrared technology alongside motion sensors, so even the slightest of movements can be detected. It is also possible to connect CCTV networks to the local authorities as well as to the smartphone of the owner; offering instantaneous notification if an unknown fault occurs. Let’s also keep in mind that the mere sight of a CCTV warning sign could be all that is required to deter a burglar from entering your premises.
The Money-Saving Benefits of a Closed-Circuit Television System
As the expression goes, you get what you pay for. When applied to the security sector, only the most comprehensive CCTV systems should be installed. This type of one-off investment will provide you with a number of financial benefits over the years. For example, you may no longer need to separately employ physical security personnel. Other cost-saving features associated with CCTV systems include:
- A more accurate control of inventory.
- Less chances of theft.
- Lower insurance payments due to the protective nature of such systems.
Another interesting feature of any CCTV system is that it might be able to detect certain areas within the workplace that need to be streamlined (such as operations within a warehouse). Finally, staff who are aware of the presence of these cameras are more likely to remain motivated. Productivity could therefore very well increase.
Why Choose a Professional Installer?
Modern CCTV packages can hardly be considered do-it-yourself projects. Not only are they quite complicated, but they need to be dealt with by a professional in order to ensure that they function properly. In fact, the warranties associated with some units may even be voided in the event that they are tampered with by in-house personnel.
However, the most profound money-saving benefit for your business is that these professionally fitted products are built to last, as opposed to those cheaper units you may find online. CCTV systems can remain free from errors for years at a time. A professional circuit will also be of much higher quality than many sold cheaply online. Pricing plans are another interesting variable to consider. Professional installation services appreciate that your business might have to adhere to a relatively tight budget. Thus, they will be able to offer you several packages based around your financial constraints. Installations can be performed during any office downtime, so you will not be forced to sacrifice in-house operations. As mentioned in the last section, accredited firms could also help you to lower monthly business insurance premiums. In fact, the system may very well pay for itself over time.
Closed-circuit television systems are associated with a host of money-saving advantages. When these are combined with an enhanced peace of mind and 24-hour monitoring capabilities, it becomes clear to understand why enterprises of all sizes are choosing such options. If you would like to learn more about the systems available at EFL Fire & Security, please contact us. There is no substitute for a robust security system and as always, our professionals are here to help.