Why CCTV Systems Make for a Wise Investment

Security in today’s day and age has become very important and we all need to protect ourselves and our families and assets. We can now use technology too to do this. There are number of security measures that one can take, although their efficacy differs. In terms of protecting your home and family, or your business and its employees, there are two major forms of security that can help with this – alarm systems and CCTV systems. An alarm system is one of the most popular and affordable types of security. However it isn’t full proof either, since it can be disconnected by criminals who can then gain entry to your property without an alert being sounded.

It’s unfortunate that these types of occurrences happen all too often nowadays and once these criminals gain entry to your home or your business they can cause thousands of Rands damage. This is not to say that the era of alarms have passed – when combined with other security features it can still act as a powerful security measure that can ward off unwanted visitors to your home or property.

CCTV systems can alert security companies of intruders that might have bypassed other security measures put in place. It is also one of the best ways to gain evidence that will stick in any court. Whether it is a burglar or a dishonest employee in your business, these criminals can be caught. CCTV systems work on the basis of cameras that are connected to a central monitor where images that are recorded on the cameras can be seen.

These video cameras can be placed in a number of areas in an office building as well as in and around your home. By having these cameras installed in your home or office you are able to track the movements of the people going in and out of these properties. CCTV systems do not only show the images, but they are recorded. This means that should you experience a theft in your home or office, you can go back and view footage, to see if the there is any evidence of the individual who has committed the crime.

That is why it is important to have the cameras that you have installed, be visible at all times. The reason for this is that people will be aware of them and will subsequently be less likely to commit a crime. However, these cameras should be placed out of reach so that they cannot be tampered with. It is also a good idea to place them in an area where they can cover a whole room. If the criminal, especially in an office environment, is one of your employees then they will likely study the movements of the camera and thus will pick up the camera’s blind spots.

The most preferred spot for a camera in most homes and office buildings is in the corner of a room. This is because this is the best angle from which you can view an entire room. It is, however, always preferable to have two cameras in a room so that you can make sure that you do not miss any part of the room and this will thus eliminate any blind spots.

At Tandem Security we provide CCTV systems for retail stores, small businesses, home security and entrance and reception camera systems. We are one of the preferred CCTV purchase and rental providers in South Africa. Our state of the art products will help you to secure your property and curb theft in your business – be it from the public or from your own employees.

For a complete quote on securing your premises with CCTV systems contact any of our seasoned sales professionals for a comprehensive quote today.