Warehouses and distribution centres are vast complexes. The hope of patrolling perimeter boundaries, loading bays and monitoring rows and rows of racking and internal storage areas using manual techniques to guard against the threat of intruders, theft and other security risks are more or less impossible.
Installing CCTV surveillance systems enables warehouse and distribution centre operators to protect against the risk of fire and theft and reduce cost by removing the need for a physical security presence on site.
As well as recording and monitoring activity on a 24/7 basis, CCTV can augment other security measures with additional features such as facial recognition, people counts, audible warnings and line crossing triggers.
CCTV systems can also provide a 360-degree panoramic vision from any number of positions to provide full security surveillance of entire sites.
Carefully positioned cameras can help to provide surveillance of all areas, particularly those that may be concealed by racking. All cameras can be networked to enable monitoring of all locations from a single point in a remote control room. This means that more than one building or site location can be monitored in a cost efficient and effective way.
This also helps to deter theft, vandalism and break-ins and CCTV video recordings and images are also very useful at providing high definition photographic evidence to support criminal prosecutions if the need should arise.
Once installed, it is important to ensure surveillance continues uninterrupted by ensuring the system is regularly serviced and maintained by a qualified engineer. As part of a regular maintenance programme, the engineer will check all equipment is fully operational, that camera’s and wiring have not been tampered with and all that fixtures and fittings are secure.
The use of CCTV is growing in demand, yet so is the perception that it is becoming an invasion of privacy and perhaps too ‘big brother’. The fear that systems will be hacked by cyber criminals and data leaked for commercial gain has also become a growing concern.
These issues can be resolved by ensuring that an SSAIB approved company installs and maintains the CCTV systems and camera’s monitoring your commercial premises.
Using encrypted passwords and maintaining a close control of access procedures together with appropriate data protection policies will ensure system integrity remains secure.
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