Access Control, Video Surveillance & Alarms
What is CCTV?
What exactly is CCTV? Closed-circuit television involves using security cameras to transmit signals to a specific place using a set of monitors. Unlike broadcast television, these cameras do not openly transmit the signal, but instead do so via point to point, point to multipoint, or mesh wireless links.
You also have the option to customize your CCTV system. You can choose, for example, to have continuous video surveillance or you can opt to have your system monitor certain events, depending on your needs for closed-circuit television. Possible extra features include motion detection, email alerts with video or photos of the event, and some performance and quality options, among other things. You may also want to combine electronic access control or alarm systems with your CCTV cameras for additional security.
Benefits of CCTV
There are many benefits to having CCTV cameras in place, depending on what type of building you have and your goals for security. Closed-circuit television can, for instance, help you:
- Reduce theft
- Deter false accident claims in the workplace
- Protect those in the building
- Potentially reduce insurance premiums
- Provide you with instant alerts in the event of a problem
- Monitor activities both inside and outside of the building
- Control who enters the building
- Be integrated with access control systems
- And much more
Not only can CCTV help you manage theft and monitor building traffic, but it provides you with records that can be retrieved later or used as evidence in lawsuits. Although they can be expensive to install initially, depending on the complexity of the features you choose, CCTV cameras tend to be a worthwhile investment that help you keep your building safe and monitor activities on-site and remotely.