There is a great value in closed-circuit television (CCTV), alarm (i.e. security) and access control systems for preventing crime and increasing the ability to assist in keeping OHS guidelines around the workplace.
CCTV, alarm and access control systems significantly increase the chances of crime being solved quickly. When utilising HD or 4K IP CCTV cameras with a commercial grade Network Video Recorder (NVR), the CCTV images are more likely to increase the chance of identifying a person, car or an object at the crime scene.
When pairing HD or 4K IP CCTV cameras with AI software that is capable of alerting the end user via email or push notification when an event occurs, the value increases tenfold, providing real-time ability to take action, and prevent or minimise crime / OHS risks.
CCTV cameras, security and access control systems help to protect airports, government buildings, defence facilities, sea ports, public spaces, roads and homes.
CCTV (and in some high risks area, security duress units) in a public space have several potential applications for safety: preventing crime, detecting offences, improving the response of emergency services (police, medical, or fire); and, assisting the government bodies responsible for managing public spaces to reduce public fear of crime in these environments.
CCTV cameras along public spaces help us understand (from past data that been collected) which public places have a higher crime rate. In return, governments can increase police patrols and undercover operations in order to deal with crime in these particular areas. The results due to CCTV installations are always promising, and provide great value to the tax payer or the private owner (in cases where the installation took place in a private business / area).
CCTV cameras helps us to distribute our resources and better manage risks in our environment.
In addition, CCTV cameras play a significant role in road safety, loads limit enforcement (i.e. tacks load limit and safety), road toll, and traffic flow and management.
When it comes to security and access control systems, their contribution to crime prevention is significant. Today’s security and access control systems have high level of technological sophistication that help us understand how a break-in occurs. This provides us with valuable data on how we can prevent crime or minimise the risk by applying additional technological or physical measurements.
CCTV cameras, security and access control systems provide great contribution to law enforcements when it comes to criminal investigation. They can answer a series of questions, such as:
- Who was involved in an incident?
- What time was the person involved in the incident
- Where did the incident occur?
- What happened during the incident?
The above are just some examples of how CCTV cameras, security and access control systems can provide valuable information when it’s coming to law enforcements and criminal investigation.
Nevertheless, the same investigation procedure can be applied to industrial or commercial sectors when an OHS officer needs to investigate an OHS guidelines breach.
CCTV may assist in identifying who was involved in a crime either directly, such as when a suspect is recognised by someone viewing the recording; or indirectly, such as when the recording shows a suspect touching a surface from which police are then able to recover forensic evidence. CCTV Images can also be used to identify potential witnesses.
ORIA Systems’ professional approach to CCTV, security and access control systems design & installation will assist your business in mitigating (via electronic solutions measures) the critical issues that create vulnerabilities in your business space.