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How to enhance the benefits of your office CCTV system

There are many benefits to having a CCTV system installed in your office premises, and, with a little effort, you can enhance the performance and effectiveness of your system. Here’s how.

Keep cameras clean

Dusty, dirty CCTV cameras can never be fully effective. In the event of a break in, the images may be blurry and unclear, making tracing the culprits extremely challenging for the police. Keep your CCTV cameras clean by carefully wiping over the lenses once a week with a clean, damp cloth.

Install signs

Potential burglars will think twice if they can see that your premises are protected by CCTV cameras. Make sure that you display clear signage, warning visitors that you have CCTV installed.

Install security lighting

CCTV footage is only truly effective in catching criminals if the images it provides are clear. Installing movement activated lighting in the vicinity of your cameras will provide clearer, well-lit pictures, as well as acting as a deterrent.

Correct date and time

In the event that you are the victim of crime, your CCTV camera footage may be required as evidence in court. For this reason, it is essential that the correct date and time is displayed on the film. If your cameras are not calibrated correctly and are showing the wrong date and time, you are effectively providing intruders with an alibi!

Sometimes the date and time setting can be thrown out by a power cut or a power surge, so make it a habit to check the settings on your office CCTV system at least weekly. If you can’t figure out how to correct the settings, your supplier will be able to change it for you.

In conclusion

A CCTV system offers many benefits to your business in terms of security and crime prevention. Keep your cameras clean, display warning signage around the outside of your building, and make sure that the date and time settings on the cameras are correct; these simple tips will enhance the benefits of your system.

In addition, it is important to have your CCTV system properly maintained and serviced annually. For more information on this, contact our helpful team today.

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