Date icon15 February 2022

CCTV may be installed for many reasons, from providing basic surveillance through to safeguarding people, assets, and premises.  

Ensuring health and safety compliance is fundamental, any risk to your employees, visitors, or contractors should be managed carefully to avoid potential injuries, legal action, costs, and disruption to your operations.  

If you are working from larger premises, it is highly likely you are used to heavy goods vehicles or machinery moving around your site. Not only does this pose a health and safety risk to people, but should an accident occur, you may also be risking expensive physical damage to property or assets.    

Take a manufacturing or a warehouse operation for example. With heavy goods vehicles often coming to and from site, it is common for these operations to have restrictions in place to manage on site safety. Examples of these restrictions could include one-way systems, no entry zones or prohibited turns, all of which are enforced with clear signage and instructions.    

Whilst signage may help to some extent, it is not faultless, and chances are there may still be some instances where people may drive the wrong way around a one-way system. If this is the case and an accident occurs, the potential damage or injuries resulting from this could be catastrophic.    

In scenarios like these, CCTV can offer an additional safeguard. Implementing CCTV camera systems, alongside a software control capability, provides live camera feeds that alert staff to any abnormal movements, for example, traffic moving in the wrong direction. These incidents can be flagged to the operator by a flashing light, siren, or noticeboard message, allowing the operator to intervene and re-direct traffic to avoid potential incidents.   

Should an incident occur, proving that you are not at fault can also be tricky, however with the integration of video analytics, operators can sort through hours of CCTV footage with ease. In this instance, the administration time identifying the health and safety breach would be significantly reduced with appearance searches meaning specific vehicles or even persons of interest can be easily tracked to find robust evidence.    

Safeguard Your Premises Today  

Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing CCTV or install a new system, the benefit of the latest CCTV systems mean you can protect, manage and safeguard your operations more efficiently and effectively, significantly reducing administration costs.  

When considering an investment there is no “one-size fits all” option. It is important to consider your requirements carefully, ensuring that the technology you are opting for has the capability to be scaled up and grow as your organisation and requirements may change.  

 At TouchStar ATC, our experts believe in a completely bespoke approach to CCTV installation – after all, every business is unique and brings with it its own set of specific requirements.

We’ve been supplying bespoke security solutions to businesses across a variety of sectors for more than 30 years. Our CCTV experts are on hand and more than happy to assist you in choosing the right system to suit your organisation.

Get in touch today to find out how we can help.    

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – LYNDEN JONES


Lynden joined Touchstar ATC (formally Feedback Data) in a sales role for Access Control in 2010.  Prior to joining the company, Lynden held both Production and Account Manager roles, gaining wide technical and commercial experience within the electronics market.  

In 2013 Lynden was promoted to Sales Director and in 2017 he took overall responsibility of the business as Managing Director. As well as running Touchstar ATC, Lynden still remains extremely active in the sales and key account management aspects of the business. When not involved in the business, Lynden is a keen performance car enthusiast.