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Choosing Office Security Systems

It can initially be difficult to choose office security systems without the proper information. The security and surveillance industry continues to innovate and keeping up to date with these new developments and advancements can be a challenge.

All successful businesses, however, recognise the importance of maintaining safety and security around and in their property. Business office settings have their own unique security challenges that must be taken into account.

Choosing between the different devices and options is one of the most important decisions when designing a robust security system. Understanding what options are available will help you choose the best products for monitoring your office.

Every setting is unique and an office is no different. Before choosing any products you should have a clear understanding of the security needs of your business. Identify how your office is vulnerable based on previous experiences and consulting with employees. It is also recommended that you consult with a security expert to perform a walkthrough of the property.

Determine the number of cameras needed and consider the office layout, entrances and exits, and off-limit areas. The placement of security cameras can also influence how many security cameras you will need.

A strategic location may help monitor a very large area and be very cost effective.

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Investing in a Modern Security Surveillance System

Purchasing a modern surveillance security system is a significant investment that should not be taken lightly. While it is true that the right security camera system provides users of all kinds with a variety of benefits, there are still many variables that should be considered in order to make the most out of your purchase.

It’s important to make sure that the system will serve its purpose efficiently and deliver a reliable return on investment. In order to ensure this happens, it’s recommended to make a list of the different objectives that you are hoping to achieve:

Some of the most common objectives will include:
1. Reducing both internal and external theft
2. Reducing or eliminating potential asset and property vandalism threats
3. Capturing video evidence for workers’ compensation cases and safety issues
4. Record and monitor day-to-day operations in an office, campus, commercial, or residential setting
5. Monitoring employees to increase accountability and overall productivity

Then you need to determine your budget that will be heavily linked to what the security surveillance system will do for your property and your money. A few examples of items that provide a return on investment include lowering insurance costs, reducing false injury claims, and reducing inventory shrinkage.

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Stop Crime Before It Ever Occurs

Most business owners will consider adopting an IP security surveillance system to protect their business from crime. You must also consider the safety of your employees and the customers that visit your commercial location every day.

Security cameras can defend your business from crime before it ever occurs. This is because an IP surveillance system is a powerful deterrent that criminals and vandals recognise.

Security experts and consultants have spent years researching the nature of crime and why criminals target some businesses over others.

They have consistently found that criminals will always go after the easiest targets. In other words, criminals will most often target businesses that have little to no security devices like surveillance cameras and access equipment in place. The presence of a quality IP surveillance system can deter crime before it ever happens.!

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Understanding Access Control Systems

When deciding on the type of access control system suitable to your security needs, the overall size of the property will be an important factor. Additionally, in business offices, there are many locations with varying levels of access to consider first before designing an access control system.

Mapping out who should have access to particular areas of the business will help with determining things like how many zones will be required and how complex the system should be. Generally, there are specified areas that require higher security levels and tighter access control.

Designated areas like data centres, safes, or other locations with sensitive documents or information should have restricted entry for most people. Doing so ensures that sensitive information is not accessible to those unauthorised to do so.

Having different levels of access is usually determined and controlled by entries in a centralised database. Access to the database should be limited to only the administrators or personnel responsible for managing the system.
Minimising access to the database provides tighter security for the entire overall system. Since the database is integral to the control of the system, administrative functionality should only be granted to a select few.

If you’d like some advice when selecting from the myriad of access control devices available today, please contact us and we talk you through your options.

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All property developers need to ensure that their investments are protected

All property developers need to ensure that their investments are protected against thieves and vandals while the work is being undertaken. There are a number of different products that can provide protection.

If your business is focused on renovation or on building new homes you’re inherently more vulnerable, since all of the physical barriers that normally deter thieves such as walls and doors aren’t there!

For operators of large construction sites, these problems can be addressed by concentrating technologies in a single place, and by maintaining a large team of security staff to keep a constant watch.

For property developers, however, this approach might not be practical. If you are not running one large construction project, but several hundred smaller ones, then it can be impossible to effectively safeguard them all using the same approach. A leaner, more mobile solution is called for.

CCTV can prevent break-ins before they occur, and to collect evidence about wrongdoing in real time. A wireless solution is preferable as there’s no infrastructure that can be easily tampered with. Business owners are then able to view security footage remotely via their phone, tablet or desktop machine.

The systems can then be integrated with wireless alarm systems – ensuring that your sites have the best possible protection.

The key advantage of an approach such as this one is flexibility. If you are running several different sites at various stages of completion, then the ability to easily migrate a security solution from one site to another (without dealing with costly wiring and installation problems) is invaluable.

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Where To Best Place Security Cameras

Understanding where to place security cameras ensures you enjoy the maximum safety benefits possible. Although modern video surveillance cameras are capable of advanced features and capabilities, their location is still paramount.

Some of the most common questions asked about security cameras include where they should be mounted, is it different depending on the camera, and what kind of camera should be chosen.

Every property and setting has unique challenges and security requirements that must be taken into account when mounting security cameras. Despite this, there are still general rules of thumb that should be followed in order to take full advantage of your security camera system.

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I originally started in the business designing systems for yachts, superyachts, and their very important owners

Although I now specialise in providing security systems for high-value residential properties and new developments I originally started in the business designing systems for yachts, superyachts, and their very important owners.

Piracy, paparazzi, theft, kidnappings and other dangers on the high seas have led many of the wealthy to come looking for safety and privacy on board their floating palaces.

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How to choose my CCTV system – a blog by Covert Installations

A CCTV system will protect your business, your people and premises, your home, and your family but how do you know which system to choose?
There are many systems out there, so what factors do you need to consider?

First of all you should ask yourself the following questions:

1. Why do I need a CCTV system?

2. Do I need to inform anyone of a new CCTV system?

3. Who in my organisation on do I need to involve?
4. What type of system do I need?

5. What in influences the type of system I need?

6. What British Standards and regulations do I need to comply with?

7. How do I choose the best company?

8. What do I need to do once the system is installed?

CCTV is not a solution on to all your security concerns, but part of an overall process.

1) You need to determine why you need a new system. Is it an insurance requirement? Maybe the police have advised you to get one. Maybe your business is in a high-risk area or your type of business means you are at greater risk of break-ins and vandals

CCTV can be used as both a surveillance tool and as a method of identifying and prosecuting thieves. The best placement for your CCTV system depends on what you want to gain from it.

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Choosing Office Security Systems
Investing in a Modern Security Surveillance System
Stop Crime Before It Ever Occurs
Understanding Access Control Systems
All property developers need to ensure that their investments are protected
Where To Best Place Security Cameras
I originally started in the business designing systems for yachts, superyachts, and their very important owners
How to choose my CCTV system – a blog by Covert Installations