CCTV And Access Control: Crime Fighting and Prevention Tools

A CCTV video surveillance camera system provides a significant function in our society because these systems fight and prevent crimes.  CCTV surveillance systems installed in public areas help deter crime, help civilians feel much safer, provide the police with leads or evidence as well as improve the surroundings of a crime-stricken neighborhood. Nowadays, most of these systems have been made digital for improved performance, easy maneuverability of the surveillance camera and produce faster feedback as compared to the analog systems.

Some Businesses Can't Afford These Devices

There are some cases wherein businesses or other establishments cannot initially afford all the necessary components of these devices. However, many CCTV providers recommend that this dilemma can be solved by putting some CCTV equipments in places where constant observance and security matters most. Such places include the entrance, the exit and the cashier counter. In the succeeding years, extra surveillance cameras may be added as the budget allows.

What Modern CCTV Systems Are Composed Of

A modernized digital CCTV surveillance system is composed of hardware and software components which gather and transmit important surveillance camera data over fiber optic lines to control rooms run by security professionals who view digital CCTV monitors. DVRs can save CCTV data for long periods of time and a system can also use motion detection technology. This technology is exceptional because footage is are only recorded when motion triggers the DVR system. Digital CCTV cameras range from compact cameras, fixed cameras to direction-controlled ones that can distinguish objects in the dark under different lighting conditions. Surveillance camera system makers have to know what kind of purpose each surveillance camera must accomplish.

Fixed cameras are usually used for the main purpose of watching the flow of people passing by while dome cameras with PTZ functions are used for monitoring a crime-targeted place. The ones who make these systems also need to think about weatherproofing their surveillance cameras especially if the cameras are going to be mounted in extremely harsh climates whether hot or cold, or if the viewing areas are normally obscured by dust or dirt.

Installing CCTV And Access Control Systems Is An Important Investment

The presence of CCTV video surveillance camera system in this day and age has helped in significantly reducing crimes as well as solving them. In many circumstances wherein a CCTV surveillance system is in place, wrongdoers commonly shy away from these monitored places because they fear prosecution and any recorded images involving their presence can be used in court.

Security is a top concern these days. Comtex can help keep your business and employees in a safer environment with an access control system from DSX Access Systems. Operated by keypads, cards or biometrics (fingerprints), an access control system gives you full control over who is allowed access through any controlled point, including revolving doors, turnstiles, gates and barriers, at any time of any day.

Any Business Can Consider Access Control Solutions

Any facility with multiple employees or tenants should consider access control. Keys offer little security, as they can easily be lost, stolen or duplicated. You also have no audit trail of people who enter your facility or when and if they exit. Realizing this, more and more business and multi-tenant buildings of all sizes are utilizing access control systems.

With access control, if a card or code is lost, stolen, or compromised or an employee is terminated, they can easily be deleted from the system. When needed, the system can give you reports of who went where and when.

It's Necessary To Be Cautious

In today's need for increased security, an access control system will give you control over your premises, along with peace of mind for your employees and tenants. For added security, integrate the award winning EasyLobby software with your DSX access control system. The EasyLobby visitor management system provides comprehensive, enterprise-class visitor registration, tracking, reporting and badge printing, as well as web-based pre-registration by employees. Select one of the icons below for more information regarding DSX Software, Hardware, EasyLobby or other DSX Integration Information.

Choose Comtex For Your Business's Security Needs

For more information on video surveillance systems, cameras, DVRs, and access control systems, please go to our website at or call 201-935-2000. . Comtex has been in business for over 50 years offering CCTV, Access Control & Telephone Systems. We are a certified DSX and EasyLobby Dealer and offer a FREE on site security survey of your premises. Find us on Facebook  or Twitter

You should now better understand the importance of CCTV surveillance and access control systems and know to call Comtex!