Studies have shown that installing CCTV systems has become one of the most effective ways of reducing crime and theft. By installing HD CCTV, you are potentially putting yourself at far less risk of becoming a victim of crime, but why exactly are CCTV cameras able to reduce and prevent crime?

Fear of getting caught

Scientists have looked into the psychological effect that CCTV cameras have and one of the biggest, and perhaps unsurprising results was that potential offenders were put off by CCTV because they feared they would be caught.

Can Be Used As Evidence

With CCTV footage regularly being used by the police and in court, potential offenders are becoming increasingly wary that anything they do in front of a CCTV camera can be used against them as evidence.

Increases Vigilance

Having CCTV has been shown to increase the vigilance of the staff. Once a CCTV system has been installed, staff members often step up their own security efforts with their own form of natural surveillance. There’s the added bonus of the staff members knowing that they’re on camera which could result in increased efficiency.

Reduces Time

Time can have a massive impact on whether a potential offender chooses to commit a crime or not. With HD CCTV, where the offender knows that there is a good chance they will be identified, they may be deterred from committing any crime that could take longer than a few seconds. With CCTV cameras in place, they know that they are going to have to give themselves enough time not only to avoid all the cameras but also evade any security staff as-well as the police.

Jogs the Memory

CCTV footage is often used when a publicity appeal for more information surrounding a crime is launched. Most of the time the police will ask anyone who knows something about a crime to come forward and CCTV footage can be a great way to jog someone’s memory. Again, offenders know that committing the crime is just the start and if they’re filmed on CCTV, they stand a good chance of being caught eventually.

The Feeling of Being Watched

Most people will act differently if they know they’re being watched and in the majority of cases, people will tend to act with added caution. This in itself can have a positive impact on crime rates and goes to show that if you’re looking to deter crime, it’s best to not hide your HD CCTV system away.

If you are considering installing HD CCTV in your business premises, contact us today for more information.

Zoltan Serfozo
Zoltan Serfozo
2022-02-04
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Absolute super service and great experience. Lee was very helpful from start to finish and all engineers done a superb job. From getting in touch for the first time to all the way up to completion everything went super easy and super smooth. Constant communication and a very experienced, professional team. The new CCTV system is running like a dream. Can't recommend them enough. Many Thanks guys
Stuart Orrin
Stuart Orrin
2021-11-04
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we've used these guys for several years to install and maintain our security cameras and always found them straightforward and easy to deal with - definitely recommended
stu dunston
stu dunston
2021-10-27
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We have used I-HT before on our previous install of CCTV and after 3 years of flawless service we decided to upgrade. One phone call we got rough idea of cost and survey date. The Chap turned up on time, run through the options and spec’d a great system which turned out to be great value when checked on the internet. The Installation team turned up on time as promised, and fitted system with minimum disruption to our office, everything was left tidy and run though the use. A check up phone a week later to ensure we were happy. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. 5 Stars