Show me 10 big companies in Nigeria today and I will tell you they all have at least 10 CCTV cameras installed. This is what business-minded owners do; they don’t joke with the state of security in their company. As a business owner, you are not only responsible for your staff; you are also responsible for your customers’ safety.
When setting up a business, the workplace security is one of the things that come to mind. Regardless of your past experience with security issues there comes a time when you become fascinated with the idea of using the Closed Circuit Television cameras (CCTV).
The use of CCTV has come to stay; you can see CCTV cameras everywhere, in the malls, banks, motor parks, schools, even in the car! The CCTV cameras technology has consistently helped the security officers on the ground to quickly foil any form of attack.
SECURITY ALERT: 5 Reasons Why CCTV Cameras Are Not Enough To Secure Your Office
Despite the installation of some of these expensive CCTV cameras, robbery and theft are still recorded on a daily bases. Imagine what will happen if despite installing CCTV cameras you still experience a daily ‘looting’ or you can’t arrest or catch a thief red-handed with the aid of the installed camera?
Would you uninstall the camera and see them as a waste of money? Or will you rather consult your security expert to help proffer a solution? At the end of this article, you will be enlightened on the 5 major reasons why the CCTV cameras are not enough to secure your office.
Have a good read.
YOUR CCTV CAMERAS CAN BE HACKED
There is always a possibility of the CCTV cameras being hacked from a remote server and deny the personnel monitoring security feeds from getting access. That’s why CCTV manufacturers usually come up with an updated software version in order to prevent hackers who might want to illegally get access to the live feeds from other locations.
But with a vigilant and trained surveillance expert on the lookout, he or she can quickly notice an illegal access to the CCTV camera feeds. A wise decision is for you to get a team of qualified professional security guards to help you monitor your CCTV camera feed screen. So in case of being hacked, this team of professional security guards can swing into counter-measures to prevent the impending threat.
YOUR CCTV CAMERAS CAN ONLY CAPTURE A PARTICULAR ANGLE AT A TIME
Like every camera out there, it is impossible for a camera to give you a 360° view of a place. This blind spots can be exploited by criminals who could be smart enough to know where the blind spots are, hence stealing even without being caught on camera.
What you can do here is to have your CCTV cameras installed at different angles. But what if you cannot afford to buy a lot of CCTV cameras to cover the other blind spot? Then you can have a professional security guard to cover those blind spots.
YOUR CCTV CAMERAS CAN BE VANDALIZED
The CCTV cameras are also exposed to vandalism. In the past, sprays have been used on the camera lens, and the camera angle could also be tampered with. So, what will happen if when your video live feeds suddenly go blank?
If this occurs, you should first of all seal all entrances and exit doors. And of course your professional security guards on ground are the go-to person to effect this emergency security counter-measures until you are sure it is safe for your staff and customers.
CCTV CAMERAS CAN COME AT A COST – PRIVACY
Your staff can get unsecured when they have a camera monitoring them for 8-10 hours daily. Of course, this will keep them on their toes, but it does not inspire confidence. Some places like hotel rooms, bars, and changing rooms don’t have cameras but many people are skeptical because of the fear of being caught on camera.
YOUR CCTV SURVEILLANCE MONITOR CAN MALFUNCTION
Like every other technology out there you might experience technical glitches and power outages. When any of these happens, the CCTV cameras are not always capable of sending the right feedback which again can lead to the monitoring system to misjudge the live feed.
In a case where you need someone to give you a detailed on-the-ground assessment, the option will be to call the security guards. This is another reason why the CCTV cameras are not enough to secure your office environment.
The bottom-line is simple; the invention of CCTV cameras didn’t mean the extinction of professional security guards. Rather, it meant the empowerment of professional security guards to do more.
Peradventure you are at a confused on how best to marry these two security measures for your business, you should contact us today to carry out a free security assessment of your business premises. This will help us to determine the best option taking into consideration your budget.