22 Jul 2015
The Role of Private CCTV in Community Safety
Aberdeen Alarm Company uses Farsight's CCTV control room for monitoring of client sites. Here's an interesting insight into how CCTV helps solve crimes in the community even when its primary purpose is to keep your premises safe.
Our partner, Farsight, works with the police on a daily basis, proving the point that having CCTV on your property not only improves the security of your own premises but could, in fact, be an integral part of our local community safety.
Use of CCTV from public bodies in crime prevention and resolution is a familiar concept to us, but according to the latest BSIA blog (British Security Industry Association - a trade body), only 1 in 70 of CCTV cameras in the UK is owned by a public body. Having access to CCTV cameras in the private sector can bring enormous benefit to local communities.
Here is just one recent example where the premises covered were at risk, but also the wider community as the perpetrators attempted to ignite petrol at a petrol station. http://goo.gl/H6bpGZ.
Look out for further stories revealing how arrests were made and crimes prevented through the use of this extended network of cameras.
Aberdeen Alarm Company can connect you up with a suitable CCTV solution for domestic, commercial, industrial, or agricultural premises. Contact us now either by filling in our contact form, picking up the phone, making contact in person at any one of many shows we can be seen at around the country, or through our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.