Monthly Archive July 2015

CCTV Cameras – What about the running costs?

Okay, so we all know CCTV cameras are a lot cheaper now than they were 10 years ago, and you could spend £20-£50 on a reliable home security system. The problem is, many people often forget about the running costs. We’re not just talking about the electric costs of running the camera 24 hours a day—which can be high—we’re also talking about the time spent on organising the footage and wiping the memory from time to time.

Time is money, and that’s especially the case today when we’re all too busy at work. Cheap CCTV units don’t usually have large memory drives, meaning they can only hold several days worth of footage before they need to be looked at or saved to another hard drive. This is obviously no good if you’re going on holiday for a couple of weeks and you want to keep your CCTV cameras running. You may have to pay someone to visit your home to make sure the camera is working as it should, so it may be beneficial to pay a bit more on a unit with a bigger drive and a self-organising function.

Security in the Office

Offices are often equipped with expensive electrical goods such as computers, servers, laptops and projectors, and it’s important to make sure these are well protected. Some agencies clamp their computers to the desks with locking devices, and this is a good option if you have many members of staff, and want to remove the threat of an internal theft.

Of course, that’s just one solution and it’s not really gong to do much to prevent a planned burglary. This is when high security doors and alarms come into play. It’s not very easy for a burglar to make away with thousands of pounds worth of bulky equipment, but the challenge becomes even more difficult if you have high security entrance doors. One computer alone could cost around £2,000 and that is one of the reasons why it’s so important to make sure your goods are protected.

CCTV cameras outside the building and inside the office will be very beneficial too, and these will certainly act as a deterrent.