Working With A Security CompanyThe Benefits Of Working Alongside A Professional Security Company.
When it comes to protecting your business or home from criminal activity, anti-social behaviour and online theft, only a reliable security company should be used when installing a security camera system. Although it can be tempting to set up a DIY system yourself, it is virtually impossible to be able to capture the correct images needed and adhere to strict GDPR rules without the help of a reputable company. Throughout the course of this blog, we discuss all of the benefits of security companies, when compared to DIY solutions.
Installing a Security Camera System
Correct Height and Angle
The first benefit of utilising a professional security company is the knowledge and experience they have to be able to determine the best heights and angles. Only a qualified security person will know exactly where and how to install your CCTV system in order to ensure maximum effectiveness. Installing security camera systems can be much more complex than most would-be DIYers can imagine, with the incorrect height or angle of the camera making the footage practically useless. Only a professional will know exactly where to install CCTV cameras in your property in order to make sure they are capturing the most helpful and relevant images. When it comes to installing security camera systems, many criminals can still spot a CCTV system that has not been set up correctly and are skilled when it comes to avoiding them. A reputable and professional security company will be able to make sure that all CCTV systems are not only working as they should but that they are also acting as a deterrent too.
High Resolution 24/7 Images
Picture quality and access to high resolution images 24/7 are key when it comes to installing security cameras. A security company will not only help to install your CCTV system correctly for you, but they will also select the correct camera needed for the job this is another key benefit of using a security company. Whether you are setting up a CCTV system for your home or business, you want the camera to be able to capture the face of any intruder, plus as many other details as possible, such as what they may have been wearing, the direction of entry and time of day or night. Choosing the wrong CCTV system can mean you may not be able to capture images at night, and could also mean that you run out of memory space faster than you thought, risking losing vital footage for good! A professional company can help to ensure this does not happen by installing your camera correctly and by also selecting the ideal camera suited to your personal purpose.
Protection from Online Hackers
When it comes to installing security camera systems, it is important to remember that not only are you looking to capture footage consistently and correctly but to ensure that any content that is filmed stays completely private. A professional company will not only be adept at installing security camera systems but also be able to correctly maintain your CCTV too. They can eliminate any technical issues, especially when it comes to hacking and online data thieves. Many homeowners and businesses want to be able to access their CCTV footage around the clock for ultimate peace of mind, but hackers are also working 24/7 too, with DIY shop-bought systems much more at risk from online theft. Using a reputable company when installing a security camera system can help protect your footage from would-be data thieves as they are able to offer further levels of security, such as port numbers and added password changes. This means you can log in and connect to your CCTV system from anywhere in the world, without the worry that someone else may be watching you too.
Strict GDPR Guidelines
Alongside these major factors, GDPR is now a big consideration when it comes to CCTV installation, and as such, only a reliable company can advise if you are legally or illegally using your CCTV system.
When setting up a CCTV system yourself, especially at home, it can be easy to accidentally point your camera in the wrong direction and capture someone else’s private property. This can result in violating aspects of the Data Protection Act, which could have serious legal consequences. This is why it is so important to only ever use a professional security company as they will be able to provide expert advice as to how to be aware of the legal boundaries when installing security camera systems.
As well as making sure you are not accidentally filming areas of your neighbour’s property that you shouldn’t be, business owners also need to be aware that there are strict rules when setting up CCTV systems in the workplace too. These restrictions include making sure that you are only setting up a CCTV system for the reason it was intended in the first place. Therefore, you must not be using your security system to also monitor staff productivity or behaviour, which can be seen as an invasion of privacy. Only a reliable company can give the reassurance and peace of mind that your CCTV system is set up in the right place to ensure it is being used only for its intended purpose.
There are many benefits when it comes to installing security camera systems, but using a professional security company is the only way to make sure you are not only capturing the right footage but also that you are staying on the right side of the law too.
To find out more about the benefits of security companies when compared to DIY security solutions,get in touch with a member of our team today.