CCTV For Social Housing Surveillance Security Systems For Public Housing
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When the AI detects suspicious behaviour, you’ll get notified right away – giving you time to react before it’s too late
Full 4K Footage
The crystal-clear footage allows you to capture every little detail in 4K definition – leaving nothing up for discussion
Weather & Waterproof Cameras
You’ll get full 4K footage that can be used as evidence, whatever the weather. And the built-in AI won’t send false alarms for: wind, rain, snow or hail
Remarkable Night Vision
Most criminals know night vision isn’t very good on CCTV, so they’ll have quite the unpleasant shock when they realise yours captures more than they thought possible!
Round The Clock Recordings
Crime doesn’t stop during certain hours, and neither will your smart CCTV surveillance systems recordings
Watch Footage Live
No matter where you are, you’ll be able to view your CCTV footage live at the tap of a button
You’ll have no trouble getting your head around the new CCTV system when you use I-HT
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Connects To Your Existing Devices
You can view your cameras on your current PCs, TVs, mobiles, tablets and more
Stops Criminal Acts
You’ll be able to react the instant something happens thanks to the live-view cameras
CCTV, or Closed-Circuit Television, is a technology that has been used for decades and has become a valuable tool for security and surveillance in various sectors. In the housing sector, CCTV systems are essential in maintaining security, detecting criminal activities, and providing evidence for investigations. Housing associations are responsible for providing safe and secure accommodation for their tenants, and using CCTV technology has numerous benefits in achieving this objective.
I-HT provides different & varying levels of CCTV solutions to many sheltered, social & private housing service providers. Some of our previous work includes simple CCTV installations, allowing the service provider to take ownership of the system after the installation. In cases like this, we continue to provide technical and maintenance support when required. Alternatively, our other work with housing service providers has included a much more comprehensive service, offering multi-layered benefits, saving the client both time and money. One of our larger accounts now has over 150+ sites where I-HT provides a comprehensive solution, which saves them time and money and ensures that all GDPR and other regulations are being met.
Help your tenants go about their lives without the fear of crime. Installing intelligent surveillance systems in social housing sites is proven to have an effect on crime rates. Vandalism, anti-social behaviour, violent crimes, fly-tipping, burglaries, and more are significantly reduced when the likelihood of getting caught increases.
That’s why our intelligent surveillance systems give you real-time alerts anytime suspicious behaviour occurs, giving you the power to catch crime in the act, alert the authorities and ultimately minimise potential damage.
Why does sheltered housing need CCTV?
Incorporating closed-circuit television (CCTV) in sheltered housing is of utmost importance for ensuring the safety and security of its residents. The primary objective of CCTV in care homes, for instance, is to keep a check on the employees and verify that they are performing their duties as required, without any errors or discrepancies. This level of monitoring can also be extended to the common areas of the housing.
Another significant reason to install CCTV cameras in sheltered housing is to deter criminal activities. Knowing that they are being watched, miscreants are less likely to target a specific area. Although CCTV cannot entirely prevent criminal activities, it can help capture any such incidents on camera, which can then be used as evidence by the authorities and help to apprehend these individuals. Sheltered housing is typically home to vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly, refugees, and the homeless. Providing an additional layer of security, especially for those who are already vulnerable, can instil a sense of safety and confidence in them. Therefore, the installation of CCTV cameras in sheltered housing is a crucial step towards ensuring the well-being of its residents.
Why should CCTV be installed in social housing?
Enhanced Security: CCTV often helps to deter criminal activities and will make residents feel safer with continued surveillance of public and commonly used areas. Clear and visible cameras will also increase the overall security of a housing complex.
Improved Safety: CCTV not only helps managers to monitor staff performance but it has also been known to help ensure that emergency services can quickly locate and respond to incidents, therefore providing peace of mind for residents.
Enhanced Privacy: Naturally, some residents may be concerned about the privacy implications of installing a CCTV system. However, CCTV actually helps to protect residence privacy by informing them of who is visiting the housing complex and therefore deterring unwanted visitors. Residents should always be made aware that the system is recording.
Enhanced Community Cohesion: Often, CCTV will assist in fostering a sense of community amongst social housing residents by providing feelings of safety and security. It can also help to build trust between residents and housing authorities.
Cost-Effective: CCTV is the cost-effective way to enhance security and safety in social housing; it also requires minimal maintenance and can be easily monitored remotely. Staffed security teams can be challenging to organise and are often very expensive. Also, CCTV can sometimes be used to monitor the behaviour of residents and ensure that they follow rules and regulations.
Improved Maintenance: Housing authorities often use CCTV systems to quickly identify and address maintenance issues, leading to a better overall living experience for residents.
Evidence: CCTV footage can be used as evidence in legal proceedings, such as in the case of a crime being committed within the housing complex.
Reduce/Control Fly Tipping: Visible cameras and clear signage often deter people from illegally dumping waste in areas they shouldn’t. In the likely event that illegal waste is discarded, the clarification of the CCTV cameras will always help in bringing to justice those perpetrators that were responsible,
Control Waste Management: Clear signs and cameras covering communal bin stores helps to instil tighter control on the usage of general household waste management facilities by both residents and employees alike.
What types of cameras are available/CCTV systems for social housing, and what Features are Available?
New IP systems are the systems of choice for housing sites; IP systems utilise CAT5 cabling allows us to connect cameras that are significant distances away from the NVRs without any camera images degrading, therefore being very suited. Wide-angle fixed lens cameras are widely used as they clearly show a large area, which you would probably be after when looking for CCTV for your site. We have many different cameras and features, so please get in touch with us to chat, and we can suggest the perfect camera suited to your needs.
As a responsible and reliable entity, we have taken steps to obtain accreditations and approvals from various reputable organisations such as:
✔️ Safecontractor Approved
✔️ Buy With Confidence Approved
✔️ ISO 9001 registered
✔️ SSAIB Accredited and F Gas registered
How does it work?
A typical comprehensive solution initially proceeds with us installing a CCTV system into an unmanned remote site (shelter or social); these sites are generally of varying formats and sizes. We usually install a 4G router with a cross-polarised antenna, the required cameras, and other equipment to allow full remote connectivity.
Once a week, we remotely log in to perform a full diagnostic check on every system at all sites to ensure that all systems operate correctly. Any issues that arise are immediately actioned and rectified remotely or in person. Most problems are quickly solved and are usually under warranty.
Whenever an incident at any of these sites requires the footage to be downloaded, we are sent a report of the site location along with the date and approximate time of the incident by the end-user or the police download requests to us if it is a serious incident. If requested by the customer or the Police, an A101 form must be filled in and countersigned for security purposes. There are strict protocols that we have to adhere to when extracting any data. With any download, it is either collected by the requesting party or sent via Axon to the Police, which is a secure site they use to send sensitive information. A link is sent to us that expires after a certain amount of time. We hold any footage we download for six months, and then it is safely destroyed. We can download footage remotely for all smaller file sizes/footage requests; we would need to attend the site to extract larger footage requests, and we use encrypted portable USB memory sticks to do this.
All of our comprehensive installations are equipped with a hard drive to store camera footage for around four weeks. Our clients continue to report that they see an immediate reduction in any prevalent problems, such as drug use, anti-social behaviour or litter/waste dumping, as soon as the systems are installed. By utilising us for the complete service, you not only save a vast amount of money, but you will also be safe in the knowledge that all GDPR protocols are being met. We can also offer different levels of installation and support, all dependent on a customer’s specific requirements.
Don’t Let It Happen Again Help your tenants go about their lives without the fear of crime!
Installing smart surveillance systems in social housing sites is proven to have an almost magical effect on the crime rates
Vandalism, anti-social behaviour, violent crimes, fly-tipping, burglaries and more are all significantly reduced when the likelihood of getting caught goes through the roof
That’s why our smart surveillance systems give you real-time alerts anytime suspicious behaviour occurs. Giving you the power to ensure they get caught and minimise any damage they would have caused
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Many housing associations have an existing CCTV system that’s not doing enough to protect the tenants.
Burglaries, anti-social behaviour, vandalism, and more will not stop with standard CCTV, as they’re experienced enough to know when to cover their faces.
But when you’ve got a smart surveillance system that’ll help you report the crime as it’s happening – they’ll not only start getting caught more often, they’ll start getting caught in the act.
And believe me; it doesn’t take long before word catches on about your security response times.
We’ll design a network of cameras around your premises to ensure tenants are fully protected without being overly intrusive.
And anytime the cameras pick up on suspicious activity, you’ll get instantly notified – no matter where you are.
Plus, when it comes to ease of use – even the biggest technophobes have had no issue mastering our straightforward app (and if you ever have a question, we would be more than happy to help!)
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