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Benefits of CCTV in Warehousing & Distribution Centres

The elements involved in ensuring the effectiveness of the security protection within a warehousing and distribution centre are akin to the layers of an onion. You have the outer skin which will help to protect against damage to the inner bulb.  Likewise, commercial building security begins with the perimeters of the site and will extend inwards toward the warehousing and storage areas.

Having ensured that access on to the entire site is controlled using an effective intruder and access control system with supporting technology and processes, installing commercial CCTV by a specialist with knowledge of the operations within a warehousing and distribution centre can deliver many additional benefits which include:

  • Deterring intruders
  • Reducing theft and vandalism
  • Improved health & safety practices
  • Ensure compliance
  • Help employees feel safe
  • Insurance

Deterring intruders

Knowing that there are cameras on site that are monitoring activity can act as a deterrent to would-be burglars who might be surveying commercial buildings as a potential target. Criminals are far less likely to select a site that has CCTV installed.

Reducing theft and vandalism

The products being stored within a warehouse or distribution centre will all have a value and any losses will impact profitability. By installing CCTV you will be able to monitor behaviours as well as areas that are hidden away from sight. Any suspicious behaviours can be investigated and knowing they are being watched by CCTV will deter thieves from stealing goods. The presence of CCTV can also help to deter acts of vandalism as the camera will provide evidence of wrongdoing and help to identify culprits. In some companies, employee theft can be an issue that needs to be eradicated. The presence of CCTV has been proven to significantly reduce this type of theft and assist in disciplinary action and criminal convictions.

Improved health & safety practices

Installing CCTV cameras can also be a great way to monitor machinery operation and working practices to ensure best practice is being followed. This helps to ensure the correct processes are being followed and reduces the risk of a health and safety incident occurring. CCTV can also help you to identify equipment faults and implement improvements in your working processes and procedures to create a safe and effective working environment.

Ensure compliance

CCTV can also be used as evidence that best practices are being followed which can also support compliance reporting. Even if an employee doesn’t follow the company procedures, CCTV evidence can help you to avoid costly personal injury or insurance claims should a poor working practice result in an incident.

Help people feel safe

Because its presence helps to deter intruders, reduce risk, and promote good working practices, the presence of CCTV can also help to make people assured of their safety and security and less vulnerable, particularly when working alone or when nights get darker and there is less light.


In many instances, insurers will insist on CCTV as a condition of insurance and may revoke cover if systems are found to be defective or unmaintained. Having CCTV has been proven to reduce risks, therefore some insurers may offer more favourable terms which could save money. It is therefore important to ensure you have a CCTV maintenance checklist as this will ensure systems are operating effectively.

Why Tecserv UK?

We have a wealth of technical knowledge and experience which allows us to provide the best solutions that protect people, processes and property. We are a BAFE approved company and hold SAAIB accreditations to install and maintain CCTV systems. We deliver exceptional customer service, quality products and support from an expert team of fully qualified engineers who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Installing CCTV is now an affordable option thanks to arrangements we can offer to lease CCTV equipment with manageable monthly payments that can also include ongoing maintenance of all camera’s and equipment.

We have distributor agreements with most of the major CCTV System manufacturers, so if we can help give you peace of mind by ensuring you have the right CCTV system installed and maintained correctly, please get complete the enquiry form.

Mick Brooke

Mick has over 30 years experience working within the Fire and Security industry. Starting as an installation engineer and quickly progressing into both operational and sales management roles.

Posted on: 7 March 2023
Posted in: CCTV, Warehousing
Author: Mick Brooke