1st Choice are Preferred CCTV Installers in Barnet
Whilst debates around the rise in knife crime rage in parliament, it’s homeowners, retailers and local services that have to manage the reality of the situation. The borough of Barnet in North London isn’t one of the Met’s ‘hotspots’ for knife crime, but that doesn’t mean it’s absent from the area. Back in January 2019, three teenage girls were charged with slashing a 14 year-old’s face.
The Metropolitan Police Guidance for Businesses
The Met recognises that no one solution will solve the problem of knife crime, theft and burglary across London. They’ve issued detailed guidance, therefore, on a range of ways in which business owners can protect their premises, and staff. One of the security systems they recommend is CCTV and we’ve been getting a number of calls enquiring about this recently.
How Effective is CCTV?
When our Barnet clients ask us this, we always reply by asking them what they need it to do. No one security solution can provide a comprehensive defence, but each of them contributes to holistic protection.
CCTV is excellent for:
- Sending out a clear message that security is taken seriously
- Reducing the threat of opportunistic crime
- Alerting business owners to suspicious behaviour before a crime being committed
- Providing evidence for the police after a crime is committed
1st Choice Security Systems Installs Effective CCTV
Should you decide that CCTV fulfils your requirements, it’s important to get a professional to install it for you. Why? Because a good proportion of the CCTV cameras currently operating in London aren’t doing an effective job – and it’s usually down to poor installation.
Here’s what 1st Choice Security engineers offer as part of their service:
Positioning: We’ll assess your premises for vulnerabilities and advise on optimum positioning. We’ll also check that the camera won’t be affected by lighting issues (blinding sun, or lack of lighting at night), or obstacles to clear vision.
Quality of Images: 1st Choice engineers will help you to achieve high resolution, and the level of compression required to achieve this.
A Focused Camera: we’ll test you system to make sure that your camera is focused for both night and day recording. A poorly focused camera will hamper the quality of zoom shots in particular.
GDPR Advice: Recorded images of people are considered to be personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation. Our engineers will advise you on how alert the public and inform the ICO of your plans.
Creating a Security Solution For Your Business
1st Choice has a great reputation locally for providing expert security advice and top quality installations. We’re committed to providing Barnet businesses with effective solutions that will maintain security 24 hours a day. To achieve this, our experienced security engineers will carry out a security diagnostic on your premises, and offer guidance on the systems required to provide full cover.
If you would like more information on CCTV installation, or a free no obligation quotation, call the 1st Choice Security Systems team on 0800 118 2414
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1st Choice Security Systems - When I was looking for a state of the art security solution for my house, I was provided with an in-depth site survey & Consultation (Free of charge) before being given a fantastic service. I am very impressed and would highly recommend.–Dev Patel
Here are just some of our other security solutions we can offer to you in and around London:
Barriers • Bollards • Burglar alarms • Garage Doors • Access Control • Roller Shutters • Intruder Alarm Systems Electric Gates • Commercial CCTV Systems • Residential CCTV Systems • Manual & Electric Doors • Door Entry Systems • Intercom systems