Leading providers of commercial security systems, AlertSystems, discuss the unknown future of Colchester’s broken CCTV cameras.
News recently broke on the Daily Gazette about the indecision surrounding the broken-down CCTV cameras in the area. Funding from a crime prevention group has recently been in the pipeline, although this has not yet been confirmed.
This news comes after reports highlighted the fact that many of the CCTV cameras were not being maintained, and some no longer worked. More attention was brought to the issue when a serious incident occurred in an area that did not have maintained CCTV. The specific camera in this area had been out of action for two and a half years.
Since the issue has been highlighted in Colchester, there has been much criticism of council funded CCTV. Pam Donnelly, chairman of the Safer Colchester Partnership, is looking for a way to fix these broken cameras. There have also been aims to link up the council CCTV so it can constantly be monitored.
As providers of security systems, AlertSystems takes a keen interest in industry related news. A spokesperson from the company stated: “The current situation in Colchester highlights a number of issues. Having CCTV cameras in a state of disrepair is not only dangerous for the general public, but it can also leave a number of businesses in a compromising position.
“Many businesses rely on council funded CCTV for crime prevention. Most towns and cities have effective centralised CCTV systems that can support businesses and help to stop criminals that may be a threat to their livelihoods. If this CCTV is rendered unreliable, then a number of businesses may be left in an incredibly vulnerable position. Without CCTV, there is nothing to stop thieves with getting away with damaging or stealing from your premises.
“Although council-funded CCTV can be a huge help in many matters, businesses should not rely wholly on these systems. Instead, businesses should always aim to invest in commercial security systems for their premises. When it comes to protecting your business, you need CCTV that is maintained to a high standard and records excellent quality footage.
“Don’t leave the security of your business to chance – council funded CCTV may be of low quality or out of action. Commercial security CCTV could make all the difference when it comes to safe -guarding your business.”
AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.
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