CCTV can be there to keep an eye on things when you can’t attend in person. Under normal circumstances, this can be to keep an eye on your home whilst you’re at work – or even better whilst you’re on holiday! It also works to keep an eye on your business premises when you’re not there or for several offices if your work is not all in one place.
Now so many people are working from home and nobody is going on holiday, do we even need CCTV at the minute? Well, yes, we do. It’s suddenly really useful in new and different ways.
CCTV at work when you can’t be
A large amount of offices, cafes, pub and other retail premises are currently empty, either because staff are working from home or because the business has closed it’s doors under government advice. The last thing any business owner needs right now is a security breach. CCTV is there when you can’t be. Customers with systems already in place can use the remote viewing app to check on their premises. Get in touch if you’d like to add the app to your CCTV system.
CCTV with your relatives when you can’t be
Community groups have been set up to help those who are shielding or isolating, but others are taking advantage of this. North Yorkshire police have had reports of people offering to do shopping for elderly people then taking their money and not returning. We echo their advice “Do not open your door to anyone that you don’t know and if they claim to be from a legitimate organisation, ask to see their ID before you even think about engaging with them.”CCTV can help you to see who is on the garden path before they even knock at the door. It can also be used to see who is at an elderly or vulnerable relative’s home.
Last week we received a Facebook message from a customer who had CCTV and intruder alarm installed at her parents’ house earlier this year. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the isolation of more vulnerable people, she has found the security systems more reassuring than ever in helping to keep her parents safe.
Speak to our friendly and knowledgeable surveyors if you’d like to know more about how CCTV can be there for your loved one when you can’t be there in person. Call us today on 01535 661197.