The owners, landlords and tenants of office complexes are increasingly using CCTV surveillance systems to monitor the inside and outside of office buildings and this equipment is becoming a necessary aspect of ensuring the safety and security staff and visitors.
CCTV is a very good at deterring people from carrying out acts that are not allowed, such as entering a building without authorisation, causing damage to buildings or property. Most CCTV systems now record in high definition and are able to provide evidence that is admissible in court. The recordings can also be used to educate on the impact and risk to life certain behaviours can cause.
Despite its benefits, CCTV can be viewed as an invasion of privacy, particularly in an office environment, where it could also be used to track work attendance performance. It is therefore important to ensure the benefits and rationale for installing CCTV is communicated to those it is intended to protect. This includes strict guidelines for usage and storage of any data that is captured.
Effective and well-maintained CCTV surveillance systems and fully trained users are essential elements of ensuring buildings, staff and visitors are protected.
At Tecserv we can help you agree your surveillance objectives, specify a suitable system and help communicate its benefits. We can also ensure regular planned maintenance and training takes place to ensure that systems support security policies and procedures.