CCTV has become a huge part of our everyday lives as businessowners, security professionals and just as individuals on the street. It’s surprising really that with 1 surveillance camera per 10 people in the UK that we largely forget it’s even there!
But how do you feel about the tool? Are they necessary to maintain the peace in the UK and protect us in times of need? Or they just a huge invasion of privacy? Most of the time we’re actually on camera and don’t even know it. Our children are even being watched more and more within their learning environments which is a controversial topic in itself.
However, one of the areas for CCTV use is Terrorism. On several occasions the government (MI5) have been able to track terrorists for many miles as they did with the terrorist who came from the midlands to London. All security officers are now constantly focused on spotting things which seem suspicious and being proactive in their reporting of it. This can include anything from cars parked for long periods of time in strange places to new persons moving into an area.
As a security provider we can’t stress enough the importance of CCTV for certain uses. No business should operate without a surveillance system in place and we’ve definitely seen them prove their worth on large residential estates too. The footage gained shows to be invaluable in the investigation of crime and our CCTV monitoring service allows us to intervene before the perpetrators can cause serious damage or loss to your premises. Even we agree that CCTV surveillance should be conducted responsibly as to not be viewed as an invasion of privacy. No matter what your view on the tool we’re sure we can deploy an effective system to suit your needs, enquire how we can help by heading over to our contact us page here.