It seems an obvious statement to make – that good quality CCTV footage heightens the chance of criminals being caught and convicted. Yet still so many home owners and businesses opt for cheap CCTV systems that produce blurred, grainy imagery that simply will not stand up in court.
Back in 2009, a leading QC was quoted in the Daily Telegraph as saying that poor quality CCTV footage renders the technology almost worthless when it comes to fighting crime. Technology has of course continued to evolve since then, and CCTV users now have the potential to capture clear, defined, high quality footage in and around their property or site. However, a lack of understanding surrounding the options available, and the desire to save cash by investing in ‘bargain systems’, means that many investments are actually a waste of money.
If the decision has been made to invest in CCTV security, it must be because there are valuable assets or important people, such as your family or employees, that you wish to protect. So it is important to choose the right technology that will indeed keep your property safe and actually catch and convict criminals, should an unlawful activity take place.
Of course the visible presence of CCTV cameras will act as a crime deterrent, so even a low level CCTV system has a role to play. However, in the event that a crime occurs, the legal justice system will of course prefer clearer footage that provides greater evidence. We know that budgets matter, which is why we have a range of technologies suitable for different requirements and site set ups. A number of advanced analogue, IP and HD CCTV solutions are now available, giving you peace of mind that your property can be safe and secure. And we will work with you to ensure an investment, of any level, is a wise investment.
Of course you could order your own CCTV camera online, rather than asking us to design and install the perfect system for your needs, but you run the risk of the technology not doing the job you hope it will. Seemingly simple considerations such as the positioning of your camera(s) are also very important – we know to look out for ‘blind spots’ and can share our experience of having worked on hundreds of other sites.
Your security system needs to be maintained and in good working order too, which is why we provide a 12 month guarantee on all our work, and can assist with the ongoing servicing of your CCTV technologies. So many customers have switched to [Ti] CCTV & Alarms because they found their existing installation was faulty or poorly maintained – we don’t ever want you to be in a position where a crime takes place and you’re not as secure as you think.
So talk to us about how we can help you. We are based in Huddersfield but work with domestic, commercial and retail customers throughout the country, so we look forward to discussing your requirements. Call us on 01484 818180 or complete our enquiry form.