CCTV surveillance is without doubt one of the most important deterrents against theft within the retail environment. The fact that a business operator can film and identify a perpetrator in action means that proof is available to support a subsequent prosecution.
The design of a retail store, where there may be shelving units and other point of sale dsisplays to hide behind also makes it difficult for staff and security personal to detect theft.
Despite its benefits, CCTV can be viewed as an intrusion so it is 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.
At Tecserv we help to ensure regular planned maintenance and training takes place and we help our retail clients ensure that their systems support their security policies and procedures.
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 and removal of property not belonging to them.
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 staff on the impact and risk to life certain behaviours can cause.
Effective and well-maintained security systems and fully trained users are essential elements of reducing theft and keeping customers and staff safe.
A well installed and correctly positioned CCTV camera system will act as a deterrent against theft or other damages. It also can provide the evidence of what was stolen or damaged and who was responsible.
Surveillance cameras can be used to validate many things, from validating deliveries to tracking people movements. Correctly installed CCTV can be used provide visibility on activity areas such as entrances, tills, shopfloor areas, window displays, stock rooms as well as what is being loaded into or off loaded from delivery vehicles.
The environment within a retail store can be very busy, or the buildings could be empty which means it can be hard for managers and supervisors to monitor activity. CCTV can be used as an investigatory and health and safety management tool as it provides visibility on things that would ordinarily go unresolved or unreported. Surveillance systems can be used to investigate incidents thoroughly and help to prove or disprove their occurrence and/or cause.
The remote monitoring function means that you can access your CCTV system at anytime from anywhere via a mobile device. Remote surveillance allows you to monitor your buildings, inventory, employees and visitors from wherever you have an internet connection.
Tecserv UK Limited is an approved SSAIB security installer which means we are authorised and have the relevant industry accreditations to advise and help design, install and maintain commercial CCTV systems most suited to your needs.
We have distributor agreements in place with most of the leading manufacturers of CCTV surveillance equipment.
We offer a wide range of options which include:
As well as offering cost effective CCTV servicing and maintenance agreements we have a team of fully qualified service engineers who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can rest assured your people, processes and property are protected.
Please note Tecserv only operate within the United Kingdom – any work outside of this region cannot be considered.