Why Should my Construction Site Invest in CCTV?
CCTV- What are the real benefits to your construction site?
As technology changes and grows, it can pose as a threat as well as bring opportunity and benefit to your business.
Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) offers a way of protecting your assets from those threats. And as well as threats from technology, threats from the outside world can be easily prevented and monitored using the revolutionary system of CCTV.
The most obvious benefit of CCTV is that the physical presence of a camera on-site will act as a deterrent. Crime is prevented from occurring simply from the mere sight of a camera on the side of a building. The threat of having identity and illegality captured on film stops criminals from acting. You can feel empowered in the knowledge that you are protected from crime before it happens.
Furthermore, the flexibility permitted by the technology behind CCTV allows you to tailor your CCTV needs. They can be placed anywhere with power nearby, can come in any shape or size – tiny enough to be hidden in plants to permit discreet monitoring, or large enough to be a huge deterrent. Depending on your needs, you can buy hidden cameras or mountable ones. This allows you to fulfil your security needs, in whatever form they may come.
Having cameras installed in strategic places will come in handy come any case where you must refer to a certain time and place. This can prove your side to the legal authorities, should it come to it, or to any case of circumstantial evidence. Even when it isn’t related to the law, capturing a moment can prove important when coming to the correct and fair decision when settling disputes on site. Incorrect, inappropriate or fabricated claims can be sorted out when you have a security camera on call. Modern security cameras are not only equipped with high quality video capabilities, but also audio, meaning they are perfectly suited to this ‘monitoring’ criteria.
On the other hand, security cameras enable users to record footage for later viewing and help stop criminals, rather than stop a crime when it is in progress. They do not alert neighbours, or the police, like an alarm system would. This means you will incur losses even as you run to the court, make insurance claims and reorder stolen inventory.
In conclusion, CCTV is a valuable asset to your site as you will be able to monitor and protect site from criminal damage and false claims, as well as add a sense of security to your plot. However, you should manage your expectations as to how much CCTV can actually do to help you – they cannot stop thievery in its tracks.
Need to know more? UK Connect provide CCTV for the construction industry.