Is CCTV really worthwhile?
It is true that CCTV has historically produced poor results and has been given a bad reputation. However, the next generation is here and it works… well…
Integration leads to cost reduction
As CCTV systems become integrated across ever wider areas, new opportunities for cost reduction are presented…
“A business is its people”
Your staff should know that you are using the best available technology to protect them in these times of ever increasing violent crime…
The use of CCTV – some third party observations
The market need for better remote CCTV monitoring is clearly demonstrated by the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) policy of now withdrawing police support from intruder alarms which persistently generate false alarms. By enabling efficient alarm verification, Teleprecision addressesthe problem of erroneous alarms in a demonstrably more cost effective manner. Remotely-monitored CCTV is increasingly becoming the preferred security route.
The police have acknowledged that there is a significant need to improve the quality of CCTV, with the Metropolitan Police highlighting the fact that images are often so poor that they remain unsatisfactory for identification purposes.
There are a number of fundamental security issues that Teleprecision’s technology address:
- Ability to identify false alarms and reduce the number of calls to key-holders and the police
- Maintaining confidence in the quality of calls so enabling continued police response to future call-outs
- Identification of the intruder’s whereabouts on site
- A higher-than-competition probability of providing evidential quality pictures
- Assessing the potential threat to response personnel from physical attack.
Respected independent reports on the CCTV industry highlight several issues; and these are inherently addressed by the Teleprecision product suite:
- Experts point to the need for better commissioning, design and operation of surveillance systems
- There is strong growth in the use of networked CCTV, particularly over IP networks
- There is an increasing demand for intruder alarm verification systems and CCTV is one of the technologies most suited to this purpose
- Security managers are finding alternatives to full-time manned guarding wherever possible and many are placing greater reliance on CCTV surveillance. The leading suppliers in the manned-security sector are now tending to offer electronic security also. Detector-activated CCTV, which raises the alarm when an intruder is spotted or certain conditions occur, can provide an economical alternative to guarding
- Integrated security systems, which combine CCTV with other security functions and offer enhanced future expansion options, continue to grow in popularity
- [At the top end of the market…] the need for IT expertise is increasing, while the need for expertise in CCTV technology is becoming less important
- The new standard, BS8418, should improve the quality and effectiveness of remotely monitored video-surveillance installations
- CCTV can be used to monitor lone workers in dangerous situations and check whether they are conforming to safety regulations