CCTV is an effective security device used in many public and private areas such as hospitals, schools, care homes, building sites and shops. Although the main purpose of CCTV is to record movement and deter criminal acts, they also have a range of useful roles and functions that can save money and ensure the safety of workers, patients and children.
Here are 5 good reasons to install CCTV.
CCTV cameras aren’t just used to catch criminals on camera. They are also used to prevent a crime taking place in the first place. In remote locations and building sites, they can be accompanied by a loud speaker to alert intruders that the police have been called. Likewise, homes with visible CCTV are less likely to be targeted by burglars.
CCTV can be used to protect staff and vulnerable individuals in care homes, nurseries, schools and hospitals if abuse is suspected. They can also help workers clear their name if they are wrongly accused of stealing or misconduct in the workplace.
Real-time CCTV can help locate a fire and catch it in the early stages.
Not all acts caught on camera are criminal. CCTV can be used if staff misconduct is suspected. Employers are able to monitor how staff use their work time and determine whether an employee is clocking in then leaving the premises or misusing their time while the boss is away.
A CCTV camera is useful in the case of an accident such as a fall or injury in the workplace or in a public area. Footage can then be used as evidence in subsequent personal injury claims for either party.
Finally, CCTV encourages better behaviour and work practices when staff know they are being observed. For more information on CCTV installation, contact Midland Digital today.