The Pros & Cons Of Video Surveillance
There are plenty of CCTV pros and cons, but these days, most people agree that the pros outweigh the cons.
Here are some of the biggest concerns that people have about CCTV cameras and explanations about how the disadvantages of CCTV cameras are tiny in comparison to the many advantages.
Personal Privacy and Stopping Theft
One of the most commonly assessed CCTV pros and cons is the protection of property vs personal privacy. If you are installing cameras in the workplace, you must ensure that employees are aware that they are under surveillance. It is also worthwhile putting signs up outside of the property to advise people that CCTV is in place. These signs alone may be enough to deter anybody who has ill intentions. Cameras can of course not be placed in certain locations, so while all public areas may be recorded you cannot set up cameras in bathrooms or anywhere else that may be a direct violation of an individuals privacy.
Reducing Crime Rates and Upgrading Technology
CCTV can be used to dramatically reduce crime rates, acting not only as a deterrent but also as useful evidence towards a conviction if any crime does occur on your property. However, in order for it to be useful in the event of a break-in or other event, you need the footage to be as high-quality as possible.
The good news is that the days of very poor security footage are relatively bygone. There are a whole host of affordable HD solutions available these days that will provide you with crisp, clear, footage. However, things like fps, night vision and more will all play a part in how well your camera performs day in, day out. It’s certainly worth investing in the best possible technology to ensure that your footage won’t let you down when you need it most.
The Initial Investment and Cost Effectiveness
While the initial outlay of purchasing a surveillance system may seem steep, the cost of not having any CCTV in place can often be steeper. How many times may the presence of cameras deter somebody from committing a crime on your premises? In the event that an incident does occur, your camera footage could prove to act as substantial evidence and will help the police to identify a suspect, or prove their guilt. The absence of security cameras will mean you’re not only more likely to be the victim of a crime but will have no evidence to identify the culprits.
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