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SATELLITE AND SECURITY

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CCTV

CCTV Livingston

Mathers Satellite and Security provide customers with professional and CCTV systems across both the domestic and commercial sectors in Livingston.

Our clients enjoy piece of mind because our CCTV systems provide:

  • A Visual Deterrent to Ward off Thieves
  • Real Time Monitoring on Phone or Tablet
  • Full HD Picture Quality - Same as Your TV

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How can CCTV Be Used for Businesses and Homes?

Closed Circuit Television CCTV has been around for some time. It was used in a basic format in 1942 by the Germans the monitor the launch of the V2 rocket. Since then, CCTV has been put to a myriad of uses.

So much so, that public bodies and organisations, as well as private businesses and households have been investing in CCTV. But why? What are the uses behind CCTV but what do you need to be aware of?

Investing in CCTV

There are many reasons why investing in CCTV at your Area 1 business or home is a wise investment;

  • Security – increasingly, homeowners are investing in CCTV as part of a package of security measures that give them peace of mind in their homes. Businesses have used CCTV on their premises for some time, especially to monitor the perimeter as well as entry and exit points. CCTV is used for security reasons inside and outside the home or business premises.
  • Health & Safety – for businesses, health and safety is an important consideration. If policies and practices are not followed it can lead to injury of staff and possibly members of the public. Increasingly, businesses are relying on CCTV to monitor health and safety throughout their business premises.
  • General Monitoring – businesses in particular are using CCTV as a general monitoring tool, watching for bottle necks in processes as well as conduct.
  • Productivity – all businesses rely on a high level of productivity but there can be snag points in processes that mean the efficiency of production is squeezed or minimised. CCTV allows a business to monitor crucial parts of a productivity process, take action to defuse a problem.
  • Compliance – there are some industries that have to have CCTV across their business to meet compliance obligations. For example, the financial sector will often require CCTV to monitor processes and people.

Using CCTV Within the Law

All CCTV systems must operate and collect information within the law. There is growing concerns, especially with private homes, flats and so on having CCTV installed on the outside of the building that they are monitoring what they should – e.g. people calling at a property – and not recording the movement of the general public passing by.

Even if done so with no intention or by mistake, if your CCTV at your home or business is not used in the right way, you could face legal action.

For example, you should have a sign that tells people their movements on your property are being recorded and/or monitored. There are also obligations under the Data Protection Act about what or how the recorded information is used and not used.

You must also show that you understand the right of individuals to privacy and that clearly, in some areas, the use of CCTV is not appropriate.

CCTV for your Livingston home or business needs to be designed and installed in such a way that it provides useful and needed feedback. That means calling the experts – contact Mathers Satellite.

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