CCTV is a great security system for all business types as. With CCTV you have eyes everywhere at all times.
For some companies this is a bigger advantage than others.
See the list below for the 5 prime examples of companies that NEED CCTV systems in the premises. Can’t see your industry in there? You likely will still need a CCTV system in place, you can request a quote from us where we will give you a free CCTV audit of your building and let you know whether or not you are in need of a system.
Considerably the most important industry that absolutely should have a CCTV system or some form of security in operation in the premises. This applies to all aspects of the food industry; retail, handling, manufacturing, packaging.
Not only would a CCTV improve the safety of the food in cases of theft, but also guarantees the safety of the consumer. With cameras monitoring the produce at all times the hygiene of the food can be guaranteed.
In addition to this, it is also compulsory in England and Scotland for abattoirs to have CCTV in place. This is to ensure the fair treatment of the animals, in a statement released on GOV.UK by the Animal Welfare Minister Lord Gardiner,
“We are a nation that cares about animals and these strong measures will ensure all animals are treated with the utmost respect at all stages of life allows us to continue to lead the way to raise the bar in high welfare standards.”
CCTV systems in retail premises also provides security on different levels; it’s a visual deterrent for potential thieves who have any intentions of targeting the premises. It also provides evidence for the aftermath of a theft to help to identify the person in question.
CCTV can also be used in cases of internal theft. Employee theft is very common in retail where around 42.7% of inventory shrinkage is due to employee theft. If found out, the staff member will usually plead that they were unaware that their actions were considered as theft e.g. accidentally walking out with products from the store (most common for jewellery businesses) a CCTV system would usually give evidence as to whether or not the employee is being truthful.
Retail outlets that hold the most security risks are ones that cover large areas such as shopping centres and supermarkets. Its hard to have static security to cover every area of the premises and some security protocols are just not necessary for some areas, to have a CCTV system in place makes sure there are eyes on all areas.
CCTV has used within the gambling industry for a very long time, again this is for a variety of reasons.
What we commonly see in films and TV is the ‘Big Brother’ idea of a casino where there is always security or even the manager watching your every move, though it may not be as dramatic. CCTV is in place to watch every move of the customers, this helps to overlook an unfair playing, or simply put: Cheating
Due to the high-octane environment of a casino and generally if the drinks are flowing, the wellbeing of the staff can be taken into consideration, and a particularly sore loser at the casino may end up taking out their frustration on the staff members. Having eyes on the floor constantly will ensure the safety of the staff.
Finally, as a money generator and taker, a casino holds a lot of cash within its walls, putting it at high risk of robbery. Thankfully CCTV runs during and out business hours meaning there is always something watching over the premises. Plus, not to mention again CCTV is a great visual deterrent.
Pubs. Clubs. Bars. Restaurants
All the above should have CCTV in place on the premises. It is a requirement now for these alcohol vendors to have a CCTV system, and to have the last 30 days on record for use of the police.
CCTV in public areas such as bars and pubs are particularly useful for police as these are high crime areas, particularly at night where the area becomes more populated and crimes are harder to spot. To have that evidence recorded to look back on for them would be of particular use.
The risk for these types of premises is due to the customers, due to the selling of alcohol products, it can’t be guaranteed that every person occupying the premises is of sound mind and therefore there is a risk. Cameras overseeing high risk area such as storerooms and cash registers would be ideal for these types of premises. Similarly, to the gambling industry, the cameras are also there for staff and customer protection, to ensure everyone is in a safe environment and give them a 24 hour wide angled view of any looking dangers.
CCTV in schools, nurseries, colleges, Universities etc. are in place to protect students and staff. They are mostly monitored externally over the evening due to criminals taking the path of least resistance, the risk of vandalization and criminal damage for a large empty building.
Internal cameras can be installed in classrooms, when agreed upon with both the parents and students. This helps to monitor any bullying that may be occurring between classmates and evidence to support or diffuse any allegations a student has made towards a member of staff.
Cameras will also be a visual deterrent for the students themselves making them more aware that they are being watched and consciously try not to be troublesome. In a BBC study it was found that a few children believed that the use of CCTV cameras may reduce the chances of bullying as quoted by Elina, a student in Norfolk.
“I think there should be cameras in school because this will stop bulling.”