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The CCTV tips that we recommended for all businesses ahead of a dark winter

The CCTV tips that we recommended for all businesses ahead of a dark winter

As the nights are drawing in and the dark nights are getting closer, its important for many business owners to consider if their CCTV system is working correctly. 

Whether your business uses internal cameras , external cameras or a combination of both, it is crucial that they remain a deterrent against crime inside and outside your business. 

There are a number of elements to consider if you want to guarantee that your CCTV is working as it did when it was first installed. 

 

1. Are they set to the right time?

A simple issue that can be easily resolved. CCTV can commonly become out of sync with 'real time' if there have been commissioning issues, if there has been an extended loss of power, or if simply the clocks have changed (it's on October 31st this year). Whether its a few minutes or a few days, this can cause a few headaches later down the line if you need the CCTV for evidence.

 

2. Are they facing the right things and covering all areas?

Sometimes it can feel as you're needed everywhere at once- however this is sadly impossible. Your CCTV can act as an extra set of eyes, but if you've renovated your building or rearranged your warehouse you may have found that your cameras are no longer covering all areas of your property.  Trained CCTV installers can ensure that your cameras cover all aspects of your business and ensure that they help you to protect your customers.

 

3. Are they recording properly?

Are your cameras recording with lines across the screen or are they struggling to work at night? Or are they flickering and not showing the full picture? There are several elements that are set out in the UK Police Requirements for Digital CCTV Systems. These include requirements on quality, storage, export and playback.

 

4. Get in touch with an installer to solve your issues

If you don't know where to start, or don't want to deal with your business' CCTV problems... we totally understand! Even if we didn't install your initial system, we're happy to help you. Give our team a call on 01254 377 007 or send our team an email and we'll solve your CCTV issues in record time!

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