The safety of your business cannot be undervalued. There are a variety of ways to approach, and ultimately maximize the security of your business. Of course, as a 24-hour locksmith that serves the Felton area, we can’t overexpress the importance of safe locks on and in your business. Whether it’s the locks on the outer doors of your business, or the safes inside, it is absolutely essential that those locks are high-quality.
The expert 24-hour locksmith services offered by Pro-Lock and Safe are just the beginning. In regard to commercial services, we have a wide variety of services to help keep your business safe. In addition to our 24-hour locksmith service, we offer the following commercial services in the Felton area:
- Master Key Systems
- Panic Bars
- Door Closers
- Door Repair / Replacement
- Access Control
- Keyless Entry
- Safe Sales & Service
This blog will be focused on that last service: CCTV. It’s not always clear if CCTV is right for you business. Accordingly, we will take a quick look at some of the benefits of CCTV. With the help of Pro-Lock & Safe, you will be able to decide if CCTV is right for you.
What Is CCTV?
First thing’s first: what, exactly, is CCTV? CCTV stands for ‘closed-circuit television.’ In short, CCTV is video surveillance. It’s considered ‘closed-circuit’ because the signal is transmitted to a limited number of monitors located within a specific place.
You might notice that this applies to a lot of video cameras outside of the ones used for, say, broadcast television or casting on the internet. Indeed, any sort of camera where the signal is limited would be considered closed-circuit. However, CCTV has become a general term for video surveillance used at a specific location.
Is CCTV Right For You?
Now that we know what CCTV is, the next question is whether or not you need this kind of video surveillance. When it comes to businesses, there is some evidence that the presence of CCTV can act as a deterrent for criminals. There have been multiple studies that show that the mere presence of eyeballs — even if it’s just the image of eyeballs — will cause people to act more honestly. A variety of studies have been conducted, all with similar outcomes: a sense that you’re being watched causes you to act more honestly. When people know that CCTV is on the premises of your business (or even your home) this could very well make the difference between criminal activity and no criminal activity.
The presence of CCTV also increases the odds that, in a worst case scenario where there is criminal activity on the premises, the culprit will be identified and apprehended. Accidents can be prevented with CCTV. And, a benefit that is not often considered, is that CCTV increases the odds that a missing person will be found.
Nonetheless, not everyone is comfortable with having their commercial areas monitored at all times. Deciding on the right balance between surveillance and security will largely depend on your values and sensibilities. There is no right or wrong answer.
CCTV From A 24-Hour Locksmith
If you are considering the use of CCTV, then Pro-Lock & Safe is here to assist you. We can answer all of your questions and help you move forward with installation. We are a 24-hour locksmith service, so we are available day and night. If you are in the Felton area and considering CCTV for your business, reach out to us today.