CCTV cameras are known to be effective in deterring crime and to help in prosecuting offenders
But there is little evidence that CCTV cameras on their own can cut burglary rates or stop intruders gaining access to property.
When used in conjunction with other measures such as burglar alarms, security lighting and sturdy locks that they can prove most useful.
Property crime statistics for Cheshire show burglary and criminal damage to be on the decline in recent years but these types of offences prove to be a substantial draw on police resources.
Annual burglary figures for Cheshire West and Cheshire East are well over the 3,000 mark, and it's more than double that for criminal damage or arson.
Cheshire Police have advice on how and where to install CCTV systems to help prevent and detect crime.
And telling the police that you have CCTV security cameras in operation can help the fight against crime and aid any police investigations as well as ensure that officers can make the best use of the installed technology.
Cheshire businesses, in particular, can benefit from police advice on how and where to install CCTV security cameras.
The advice includes siting cameras at the entrance and exit points in such a way as to capture full facial images; making sure visual areas are well lit without any backlight glare; training staff on operating camera systems and capturing high definition images.
Owners of increased risk businesses such as city centre shops should also consider talking to local crime partnership organisations and even consider linking CCTV cameras to a control room which could enable trained professional operations to track offenders using town centre CCTV footage and even vehicle number plate recognition technology.
Other factors to consider in a CCTV security system installation in Cheshire are:
If you are thinking of installing a CCTV system for your Cheshire home or business, it makes sense to talk to the experts first.
We have a team of experienced Cheshire CCTV installers who can help you design and erect a comprehensive and cost-effective CCTV camera network.
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We can help you protect your home and property with a custom designed and CCTV camera system installation or carry out repairs, upgrades or extensions to existing camera security networks throughout Cheshire.
We cover Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Holmes Chapel, Macclesfield, Northwich, Sandbach, Warrington, Widnes, Wilmslow, Winsford and nearby towns and villages.
Although CCTV is used primarily for crime prevention and detection, there are many other uses for a security cameras network both in the home and for businesses.
In offices and the workplace, CCTV can be used to monitor comings and goings of personnel and vehicles. This can be particularly useful when cameras are linked to door entry access systems.
At home, children and pets can be monitored to make sure that they are safe and sensitive areas such a garages and workshops can be controlled through surveillance cameras.
In Cheshire East, for example, the local authority's central control room was set up in 2011 and now provides continuous monitoring for 365 days per year in 14 towns across the borough. The council has over 150 street cameras and over 90 in public car parks.
A CCTV scheme is in operation in partnership with local businesses, primarily shops, bars, pubs and clubs to ensure the best possible experience for people using town centres facilities. Member companies are linked directly with the CCTV control room via a shop or pub watch radio.
Several schools in Cheshire have security cameras installed to monitor students as they go about the campus.
Ones of the most common uses of CCTV camera systems are alongside with security gate and barrier installations to monitor activity at entrance and exit gates to ensure legitimate access and to avoid congestion.
Our CCTV installation team covers all areas of Cheshire including Alderley Edge, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Knutsford, Lymm, Macclesfield, Malpas, Middlewich, Nantwich, Neston, Runcorn, Sandbach, Stretton, Tarporley, Warrington, Widnes and more.