CCTV is predominantly used on commercial premises, although many more homeowners are choosing to install CCTV as a burglary deterrent. Systems can be highly sophisticated, capturing and recording incidents 24 hours a day, and are often controlled remotely from a central monitoring station such as in town centres.
Many industrial premises or warehouses use detectors that trigger an alert when someone enters the property illegally. If there’s no one monitoring 24/7, an automatic loudspeaker can activate a warning to deter the intruders or summon a police response via an alarm monitoring centre. Businesses may also choose to install covert CCTV with small hidden cameras to monitor potential thefts or inappropriate activity.