A properly installed and managed CCTV system can dramatically reduce crime levels. Drops as high as 90% have been recorded where a highly visible CCTV system has been installed in certain locations, i.e. in shopping centres and car parks.
In small to medium-sized businesses, CCTV cameras act as a strong deterrent. However, the initial cost and complexity of good quality systems have been barriers for many businesses. The cost of equipment has fallen steadily over the years.
Today, good quality systems can be much cheaper and still provide exceptional operational simplicity. A good quality CCTV system may be used to deter crime, monitor productivity and be a valuable management tool for any business.