As a means of providing visual evidence in instances of theft or criminal damage, undoubtedly CCTV for businesses is invaluable. Having been in business for 25 years, here at Brunel Security in Bristol even we will admit to the enormous difference advancements in modern technology, and particularly with regard to CCTV cameras, to the point now where the quality of image makes suspect identification far easier.

It is very easy to think of CCTV as a means of catching a thief or thieves in action, but depending on the volume of theft, ‘after the fact’ evidence is little comfort when compared to the inconvenience caused and, in many cases a financial loss. The often used expression “prevention is better than cure” could hardly be more appropriate where theft from businesses is concerned. However, it is wholly and totally impractical to actually make it impossible for individuals to steal from you where most businesses are concerned. Just imagine what it would be like if you were to walk into your local convenience store and find the levels of security were similar to those found in a jewellers where everything on display is in locked cabinets, behind toughened glass and can only be accessed by a member of staff.

The reasons for theft from a business are numerous. Obviously financial gain is at the top of the list theft to feed a drug habit is becoming more and more prevalent and with so many Britons living below the poverty line, in such places as a convenience store or supermarket, theft is often a final and desperate act. Irrespective of the reason your sole aim has to be to reduce, if not totally eliminate, theft from your premises and one of the most effective ways is to make sure that not just members of the public, but also your staff, are fully aware that you have various security measures in place, including CCTV, and making it very clear that thieves will be prosecuted.

For anyone who is thinking of stealing from your business, you need to get them to think twice, if not three or four times about the consequences of their actions. Often, in the cold light of day, a sharp reminder of the price they will likely have to pay if caught stealing, or certainly recorded stealing will change their mind.

Here at Brunel Security we specialise in commercial CCTV and CCTV for businesses in Bristol. To discover just how effective a security measure CCTV is, why not give us a call and we will be delighted to pay you an informal visit and have a chat with you about how we can help you and your business combat theft?

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