Here at I-HT, we aim to provide businesses with the best CCTV technology available. We like to think that our HD CCTV cameras provide the crispest, cleanest images possible, thereby allowing you to identify potential threats to your business with ease. However, having top-notch technology isn’t enough to guarantee your business’s security: you also need to know how to use it. In today’s blog, we’d like to look at how you can make the most of your HD CCTV cameras. We believe that by following our advice, you can increase the efficacy of your CCTV cameras as a security measure and protect your business from criminals, threats and miscreants more efficiently.
- Position cameras both inside and outside
Positioning CCTV cameras around the perimeter of your building can help prevent break-ins. But what if someone who has access to your premises uses that access to commit a crime? It’s important to ensure that the interior of your premises is monitored, not just the exterior. By keeping a watchful eye on both the inside and outside of your building, you can prevent crimes and other activities that might damage your business throughout your premises.
- Keep security footage for as long as possible
It’s tempting to delete old security footage at the end of each week or month. We recommend holding onto it a bit longer. If a crime or illicit activity is committed on your premises but you can’t identity the perpetrator from current CCTV footage, you may be able to spot them and identify them on older footage. Many criminals will ‘case’ a premises before committing a crime, so they’re likely to show up on CCTV footage that pre-dates the crime itself. Similarly, other miscreants may have visited your premises before.
- Have security personnel monitor footage in real-time
Large offices and other high-value premises are always at risk. It’s not enough to simply position CCTV cameras around such premises and record footage. If you run a business with a high-value premises, you should have security personnel monitor footage from your CCTV cameras in real-time. This will allow them to respond to crises immediately.
If you would like further advice on how to get to the most out of your HD CCTV cameras, don’t hesitate to contact us.