We’ve all seen the grainy images taken from CCTV that are released by the police when they need assistance in finding a suspect – the lack of definition often means that it really could be anyone in the footage, and it’s hard to make out the details of their clothes and what they’re doing.
This fuzzy footage means that it can often be tricky to identify those seen on it. As much as businesses believe that they’re protecting their assets by installing CCTV, sometimes it’s not much more help than a good description from a staff member.
It’s what makes good, high-quality CCTV so important for businesses. With HD CCTV, it can be much easier to identify those people captured on tape and secure convictions if they are caught doing something they shouldn’t be.
Many of us would laugh at the idea of watching TV in our own homes in definition as low as some outdated CCTV systems offer. After all, you couldn’t see where the ball was in a football match, or catch the nuances of a performance on the X Factor. So why, then, is it still acceptable for us to use fuzzy, low-definition CCTV in the very systems we use to protect our businesses and workplaces?
CCTV can be just as important for business owners to keep an eye on their employees and their actions as it is to keep tabs on outsiders. For anyone working in an environment which involves uniforms and lots of people coming and going, identifying exactly who is captured in footage can be doubly difficult. Without different clothes to differentiate employees, the low-quality footage of an older CCTV system may lead to the wrong person being accused of something they didn’t do.
To avoid this type of confusion and difficulty, installing a HD CCTV system is the best bet. Whether in an office environment, a manufacturing plant or a warehouse, it’s important for bosses to keep an eye on what’s going on – but low-quality CCTV can be worse than none at all.
Contact I-HT to find out more about the options we offer for purchase, installation and maintenance of HD CCTV systems.