Why CCTV installation should be one of your first business investments

When you first set up a new business, there will be a lot of things on your mind. This will include finding a business premises, hiring staff, ordering supplies and more. CCTV can keep your business secure.

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However, there is another thing that you will need to think about – security. Without adequate security, your business premises will be at risk.

Let us, then, take a look at the reasons the installation of CCTV should be one of the first things you invest in when you start a business.

CCTV acts as a crime deterrent

Some of the best security features are there to deter crime as much as to catch a perpetrator. CCTV is one of those features that can prevent a break in as much as solve one. A professional company that deals with commercial CCTV options across Essex and beyond could be the perfect partner for helping to ensure your business ends up with the perfect solution for its needs.

Once your chosen CCTV installation company has assessed your needs and agreed on the best solution with you, they will be able to place the cameras in the ideal locations to catch anyone breaking in, plus so that the cameras can be seen.

The visibility of the cameras will be an important aspect, as this will help deter would-be intruders.

Collection of evidence

If there is an incident at your business, then having CCTV cameras will be a good way for the authorities to collect evidence of what happened and perhaps even see and identify the culprit.

The footage gathered from such an incident can also be used as evidence for any insurance claim that you make afterwards. It will help show what has been taken, plus any damage that was caused. The company that installs your CCTV will be able to advise you on how long you need to keep the recordings.

Monitoring your workplace

When your business starts, you might not always be able to stay with your workforce all of the time. This means you need a way of monitoring staff and visitors to ensure safety and that procedures are being followed.

Installing CCTV can be a good way to do this, especially as many CCTV solutions now allow you to see the images from the cameras remotely in real time.

Another reason you might want to monitor your workplace is in the event of any dispute between staff or between staff and customers. Having the evidence at hand will help solve the issue quickly, so that you aren’t forced to rely on ‘he said, he said’ alone.

Savings on insurance and other policies

There are various types of insurance that your new business could conceivably need, depending on the exact nature of what it does. Products like employers’ liability cover, public liability insurance, and professional indemnity insurance could be vital for your business’s protection against the worst that could happen, and your own peace of mind.

When considering what premiums to set for your insurance, many insurers will offer a discount or other benefits if they know that you have CCTV fitted at your premises. This is one reason why having a professional set up your CCTV is essential. You will want to know that the cameras are going to be in the right locations and will be working correctly.


Taking advantage of what CCTV has to offer is not only going to give you crucial peace of mind as the owner of a new business, but it will also help ensure any incidents are seen and dealt with quickly.

To discuss what form your own organisation’s CCTV system could take with our highly capable and experienced experts, please don’t wait any longer to telephone or email the Firstford Ltd team.