Why Office CCTV and Intruder Alarms Are Important

By August 24, 2017 January 22nd, 2018 Business

Unsurprisingly, there are a number of advantages to be had from installing office CCTV systems and intruder alarms. Not only can they catch criminals, but they are also very effective at reducing crime and keeping your workplace secure.

Before we discuss these advantages, however, there are a number of regulations surrounding CCTV installation for businesses, which must be adhered to. For example, using CCTV requires you to tell people they may be recorded, and you must also notify the Information Commissioner’s Office. For full details, visit GOV.UK.

 

They act as deterrents

Our first point is probably our most significant. Office CCTV is an effective way of deterring criminals. As you are required to use signage to inform people that you’re using CCTV, that signage will also act as a warning to potential criminals. A large number of crimes are opportunistic, and are likely to be prevented by taking relatively simple security steps. To negate the effects of CCTV and intruder alarms, a degree of planning is necessary; this, clearly, makes opportunistic crimes far less likely.

 

They catch criminals

In the event that the CCTV systems and intruder alarms don’t prevent a crime, both security measures are still likely to be effective. Office CCTV can record crimes while they’re happening, making retrospective punishment much more likely. Furthermore, intruder alarms will alert people in the surrounding areas that a break-in might be happening. Either, the criminals will panic and leave the scene, or the police will arrive shortly and catch them in the act.

 

They make people feel more secure

It’s important that your employees feel safe and secure at work. No-one should go to work and feel vulnerable, and office CCTV and intruder alarms can go a long way to ensuring that doesn’t happen. Knowing that they (and their belongings) are protected will necessarily help your employees feel a lot safer.

 

London Electricians

Here at London Electricians, we can install CCTV systems and intruder alarms for your London business. No matter where you are in the capital, we’ll come to you. Our systems are state of the art, and we also offer a repair service for customers already with systems installed.

To get in touch with us, you can call the London Electricians team on 020 8728 9179 or fill out one of our online contact forms. We look forward to hearing from you.

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