In todays modern living, the use of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) is widely available and visible across all walks of life and no longer the realm of the security industry.

However, within the business environment there are two key areas where CCTV is still commonly used and those are Security and workplace monitoring. Both are areas that are seeing increasing implementation of new systems encompassing recording and monitoring operations on a daily basis. In addition, we are seeing the migration of the camera technology over onto a data network basis with cameras using data cabling connections for not only data transmission but also power provision to the cameras themselves. In addition, remote monitoring of cameras and systems including remote notification of alarm triggers through motion sensors is included in most systems currently available.



Probably the main area that business CCTV has been used previously is for the security of a site by deploying cameras to monitor entrances and exits of high value locations such as storage areas, IT suites and server rooms to minimise losses due to theft or damage. These continue to be common areas for CCTV systems and cameras to be deployed.

However, with technological advancements in both camera and monitoring technology, we have seen increases in the use of CCTV cameras integrated with access control systems for premises. Examples are the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras on staff car parks and unloading areas to facial recognition in entrances and exits. With these enhancements there is a higher level of involvement in management and setup of the system but these are generally under the IT management of the business and changes can be quickly made and deployed.

Currently we can provide a range of systems from manufacturers to meet all situations and budgets including NDAA compliant systems where required.



Traditionally this was usually for areas of transitions e.g., corridors and lifts or outside of sensitive or secure areas e.g., IT suites and server rooms, so combining an element of security with monitoring. It was also seen as part of the function of any onsite security personnel’s operations to monitor cameras.

However, with the recent coronavirus pandemic, there has been a rapid development within the CCTV camera market to incorporate thermal cameras for health purposes. Generally deployed at building or visitor receptions, a thermographic camera can provide a quick visual and non-contact method of assessing a person’s body temperature and therefore alerting personnel to potential risks of infection or early stages of infection prior to a symptomatic viewpoint.

Furthermore, the use of thermographic cameras is not only restricted toa healthcare or assessment environment, they can also be used to monitor perimeters or external locations etc. for changes in temperature and then trigger events to notify users or monitors of those changes.

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