CCTV could be the King of Manchester Security Systems
Posted by admin at December 13th, 2012
Manchester has its fair share of crime as the Police Crime Statistics website would confirm – around 30,000 crimes a month on average. And there are many security measures and services that can be employed to keep you from becoming a statistic. From simple cheap solutions like effective property marking, good housekeeping and being a good neighbour to high tech intruder systems.
A good burglar alarm is a great start but as they become more prevalent then perhaps the King of security systems could be CCTV. Reducing your chances of burglary involves making it more difficult for the burglar. There is surely no such thing as a burglar-proof building but the more deterrents in place the less your likelihood of intrusion. The police call it ‘target hardening’.
CCTV gives us so much more information than just simply an alarm bell sounding and can quickly confirm what the situation is. With stats telling us that many alarm activations can be false alarms then the ability to instantly view your premises via your smartphone (iPhone / Android) is a real boon.
The technology may sound futuristic and costly but in fact it is neither and with remote-view CCTV starting from just £795+vat it is becoming increasingly popular.
CCTV often can give additional benefits beyond security for example many Manchester business owners employ smartphone CCTV to check-up on staff and processes at several sites from their phone or iPad. It can be a fantastic management tool as well as an effective security measure.
Systems installed to BS8418 can give a guaranteed police-response and very often, where this is replacing manned guard, a large saving can be made by installing monitored CCTV.
Every security measure as some merit and it is for you to assess which should be employed in terms of cost and effectiveness. However we just like to think that when it comes to security systems then CCTV cameras are one of the best.