You are watching this new thriller and in one scene, a man is packing up and attempting to make a run for it. In the next, the police are at their wit’s end searching for the criminal. All of a sudden, there is a boom and the man finds a dozen police officers trooping into his room shouting ‘hands in the air’. How did they catch him? How did they know he did it? You move closer to the screen and focus. They say a few stuff you’re not very interested in, until one of them adds ‘If it wasn’t for the CCTV at the chicken store we would never have caught the chicken thief’
Aha! Of course it was the CCTV. That reliable technology that comes to the rescue when all hope is lost. Turns out the criminal was caught on camera stealing two large frozen chicken packs!
Finally, justice has been served and it is all thanks to the CCTV.
Catch Criminals Television?
What exactly does our faithful ally stand for? Follow us on this journey, will you?
CCTV– Closed Circuit Television.
A Closed Circuit Television or a surveillance system is a system in which a video camera transmits signals/feed to specific monitors whose primary purpose is to help us monitor these feeds.
A Closed Circuit Television (described above) is different from a CCTV camera itself, in that the CCTV camera is a camera in the CCTV system.
This is a common mistake people make– referring to the CCTV camera as just CCTV.
We can usually find CCTV cameras outside banks, security institutions, at street junctions, hospitals, companies, and even houses.
A few types of CCTV cameras you might find are;
● The dome camera.
● The C-Mount Camera.
● The PTZ camera. (Pan, Tilt and Zoom)
● The Bullet Camera.
● Infrared camera.
● IP CCTV camera.
These cameras and the ideal places they should be used in will be talked about some other time.
Finally, the reason you are here.
10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET A CCTV / SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.
1. EVIDENCE OF A CRIME.
Like the movie analogy we started with, the CCTV system is great at capturing what goes on in its range of view and could be instrumental in apprehending a criminal.
2. SCARES OFF BURGLARS.
The idea that one could be watched/seen doing bad stuff like breaking and entering or stealing is enough reasons for people who have such intentions to stay away from a house/institution fortified with a CCTV camera.
3. HELPS REDUCE SECURITY COST.
With the advent of technological security instruments like the CCTV camera, human resources become less needed. The cost of maintaining security personnels becomes a thing of the past.
4. PROTECTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.
In places where people buy goods, a CCTV camera is very important as it helps to stop theft, serving as a warning or at the very least, show that a theft has taken place.
5. HANDLES WORKERS’ CONFLICTS.
Fights and arguments are bound to arise in a corporation with different people from different backgrounds. When conflicts arise between these people, they can be settled amicably by knowing how it started and what exactly was said. As a HR officer or business owner, issues can be fixed when you understand how they started in the first place and have the evidence to back the actions you deem appropriate for such situations.
6. IMPROVES WORKER PRODUCTIVITY.
Apart from helping you note when there are clashes between the staff members, security cameras also help you keep an eye on them to note any behaviour that is out of the norm. Or at least, they give off the impression that you are watching and as a result, stop the employees from slacking. When people believe they are being watched, they tend to work harder and thoroughly. This improves the quality of work.
7. HELPS MONITOR CHILDREN.
The majority of us have work that takes us away from the house for hours and when you have kids at home, it could be a scary venture. Children get up to a lot when they are alone and need to be monitored for their own good. Having a security camera could let you know if they leave the gas turned on, if they are rummaging through the supplies closet and if your last born, the toddler is trying to taste detergent.
8. VIGILANCE IN BUSY OR HIGH RISK AREAS.
In busy areas, there is every tendency for crimes to happen as most criminals thrive better in condensed areas and exchanges like drug exchanges could be better executed in ‘plain sight’. High risk areas are areas that are risky to the public, usually because they have goods that are not safe to be handled by non-professionals. These areas need to be monitored to prevent hazards and keep only authorized personnel in.
9. IDENTIFY THE CAUSE OF DISTURBANCES IN THE HOME.
With a home security system like the CCTV system, you could track abnormal disturbances in the house without needing to go to the exact area. This protects you and lets you know in real time what exactly is happening. Is there a break-in attempt? Is your child sleepwalking? Did a plate fall on its own because you forgot to balance it on the plate rack? This information can be gotten from monitoring the CCTV feed, and appropriate action can be taken from it.
10. FEEL GOOD ABOUT HAVING A FANCY GADGET.
Last, but definitely not the least for some people, a CCTV camera can be a source of pride to everyone including technology lovers. The feeling of prestige a CCTV camera brings could be a driving force for some people, which is why we have tacked that here. *wink wink*
There you have it! Ten reasons why you should get a CCTV system for your home and office today.
Now, you must be wondering how you could go about getting one of these important security details for yourself. Well, worry not, because Cyforce Technology is here to help.
Not only do we have CCTV systems in bulk, but we also deal with installation and maintenance so you can leave it all in our expert hands and sleep peacefully. Our team of engineers will make your transition easy and smooth, by educating you thoroughly on the dos and don’ts, what to expect, and how to use the security system.
We are also commited to maintaining the system with regular check ups and preventive measures for optimal satisfaction.
If you desire our services, now that you know why you need a CCTV system, leave a comment or send us a direct message.
AUTHOR: SOPHIA OBIANAMMA GABRIEL.