CCTV is a common part of our daily lives. It’s used in stores across the country to protect shoppers and prevent crimes and CCTV systems have now been integrated into workplaces across Ireland as a means for supporting a safe and productive working environment. Our team at Alert Watch has significant experience in installing CCTV systems and in this latest post, our team in Ireland is highlighting the value of CCTV installations in the workplace.
Helping comply with health and safety regulations
Many of the health and safety regulations in place across the country require work teams to monitor their staff and ensure they are safe in their work throughout the day. This means using CCTV to check on their use of dangerous equipment such as factory machinery and lab products. Having access to this CCTV footage can help provide team leaders the ability to monitor their employees and determine where standards are not being met and must be improved.
Protecting business interests
In many cases, CCTV is the first resource when a crime takes place on a commercial property. The police and other investigators will use the footage from the CCTV cameras to determine how the crime took place and to find out whether any suspects can be identified. When placed at important areas throughout the property, CCTV footage can be used to capture footage of break-ins, vandalism, and thefts. It can also be used to improve security for the long-term after a crime has been committed. Working with a qualified CCTV installation company is the best way to determine the most effective installation option.
Meeting legal standards
In many working environments, the law requires companies to show they are providing the ideal workplace for their team members. In the event of an incident in the company’s facilities, such as an argument between two staff members, CCTV footage can be used to identify the issue and highlight the events that took place. Using CCTV in the workplace has helped companies across Ireland build more productive, focused teams while eliminating dangerous incidents.