CCTV Remote Surveillance
Commercial and industrial establishments around the world are slowly but surely turning to CCTV remote surveillance systems to enhance security in and around their premises. So far, remote surveillance has proved to be hugely successful, and in this guide, we will take you through every aspect of it and how it can benefit you.
How does remote surveillance work?
Remote surveillance involves four critical components: CCTV cameras, the internet, monitoring stations, and security professionals.
The CCTV cameras installed on the premises of your commercial establishment capture photos and videos of potentially suspicious activities. The internet helps in transferring all the captured images to the monitoring stations, which are located remotely.
Security professionals at the stations keep their watchful eyes out for activities that may indicate a potential crime. If a serious situation is on the cards, the professionals can alert the local authorities and emergency services, who would intervene and arrest them.
Remote surveillance is used mainly to prevent crimes, but it’s also effective for the prevention of disasters such as fires in and around business premises.
Why remote surveillance and why not security guards?
As surveillance technologies become more advanced and also more reasonable, experts predict that in a few years, remote surveillance may completely replace on-site human security professionals.
As of now, most business and industrial environments feature the employment of both surveillance technologies and manned guarding companies, but the reliance on humans is diminishing with every passing day. Here are the reasons why:
- Security guards can’t patrol and monitor everything in a certain area, particularly in and around large business and industrial premises.
- As human security professionals function according to a fixed pattern, perpetrators can learn their flaws by observing them and their patterns.
- Inconsistency is part and parcel of human security services, and there will also be situations when a guard is expected to perform his duties even when he is ailing due to an illness.