Are you still awake on the CCTV discussions? There is clearly a multitude of installations on the market and you would think we all understand the importance of security by now, but it is surprising that some facilities do not have even basic CCTV systems in place.

Some of you, following the articles in MTJ, have been inundated with calls from so-called CCTV security advisors, specialists who can help you decide which camera system is right for your property or business and probably which is better for their profit with a technical team ready to give free support that is, until it goes wrong. Having a CCTV installed is not a new thing in our changing times; staff do adapt well to an environment with the use of gadgets for a safer tomorrow.

We work hard all our life building an empire and we need to safeguard, our belongings/employee/reputation in the best and most cost-effective way possible. So security cameras are an ideal solution if the right one is installed.

These devices provide physical proof if any unfortunate incident were to happen, so a CCTV system can be an important weapon. There are, however, some common problems. The bulk of the blame lies squarely on the shoulders of those who purchase security equipment and services usually where the saying 'short arms and long pockets' applies. As true professionals, listen to the advice and guidance of those who are best-qualified to recommend equipment and services. If there has to be compromise, perhaps it should be in quantity rather than quality. In a nutshell, if there are insufficient funds to provide a high-quality CCTV system, then only install the minimum at the most critical points and add the rest when finances allow.