Farmers are increasingly turning to CCTV to protect their farm from thefts. Monitoring your agriculture business is a smart way to minimise loss and maximise profits. Installing farm CCTV security cameras helps you to keep an eye on what’s going on when you can’t be there. For instance, you can keep up on the weather and check in on water sources, farm workers and animals. Furthermore, CCTV cameras are a great tool for increasing safety. Consider monitoring fuels tanks, heavy machinery and other dangerous or sensitive equipment and of course, camera surveillance can deter would be burglars and trespassers.
- Monitor for intruders – Strategically placed farm security cameras will capture images of anyone entering the property. This coverage helps to ensure that only authorised workers gain access to the farm and its facilities.
- Protect water supplies – A well-protected water supply is critical to agricultural operations. Farm security cameras can play an important role in protecting this highly-sensitive area.
- Prevent break-ins – Implementing farm security cameras around your property can deter burglars. For those intruders who look past the cameras, the surveillance footage can capture them in the act.
- Deter theft – Farm security cameras in areas such as holding pens, calving pens, tool shops, and gates will help to prevent thieves from stealing animals and equipment.
- Calving/Lambing – Normally, during calving and lambing periods, farmers must keep a close eye on the calving and lambing ewes all day and then make several trips to the sheds throughout the night to see what is happening and if animals need any help. Like looking after a newborn baby, this is exhausting work and, unlike new parents, farmers have to go through it every single spring, year on year! Installation of CCTV cameras means that farmers can monitor their animals from a distance using the system as they can remotely check in using their laptops/iPads/Tablets or smart phones. Having a CCTV camera system means that farmers can greatly reduce the number of trips they have to make to their sheds each night.
- Monitor daily operations – Security cameras can also ensure that daily operations such as milking and feeding run smoothly.
- Employee monitoring – Video surveillance can be used to monitor employee behaviour so that critical farm operations are properly carried out.
- Remote playback and monitoring – With an IP-based surveillance system, farm owners can monitor their property remotely. Footage can be stored digitally and easily searched in cases requiring visual evidence.
DOG BOARDING KENNELS OR CATTERY
Adding CCTV cameras to your kennels or cattery may be the most beneficial decision you ever make for your business.
By giving your customers the ability to view their pet while in your care, you are giving them not only peace of mind, but an unbelievable entertainment value. This creates exponential word of mouth advertising, which is the best way to promote your business.
Kennel and Cattery owners can also use the CCTV cameras to keep an eye on the animals in their care when they are away from the premises.
CHILDRENS DAYCARE NURSERIES
Installation of a CCTV system can allow parents to have complete open access to their children in your nursery care. Using a password to log on to a computer, tablet or smart phone means that parents can watch live pictures of their child. A CCTV camera system can give parents that “peace of mind” which they often need when leaving their child with day care providers. Many parents also like the feeling that when they remotely view live footage, they are taking part in nursery activities with their children, even though they are miles apart.
From your perspective as an owner or manager of a nursery, CCTV cameras allow parents to see what you do with nothing to hide as parents can view the recorded footage at any time. Of course this is a great selling point, especially for new nurseries that have no proven track record or good reputation to rely upon when trying to fill spaces. It helps to promote open and accountable nurseries.
If an incident should arise, the relevant parties can review the recording and see exactly what took place. This footage gives nursery owners/managers and staff irrefutable evidence to protect them from unfair accusations, and in the worst case scenario, legal action which can take years to resolve and damage your business reputation in the process.
The best way to maintain high standards is to have proper procedures in place and, just as importantly, a way of ensuring that everybody adheres to them. CCTV cameras can provide your management with opportunities to monitor procedures in a realistic context and a mechanism for learning from mistakes.
The issue of CCTV surveillance in nursing and care homes is one which has been in the news quite often recently with families taking the decision that installing hidden cameras is the only way to ensure that their loved ones are adequately protected.
Caring for your residents is of the utmost importance and safeguarding people considered vulnerable is vital. A ‘zero tolerance’ attitude towards abuse and substandard care is an important message for nursing and care home providers to convey.
With a CCTV camera installation, relatives who have concerns about physical abuse would be reassured as they could be given instant access to recently stored footage. Therefore, they can closely monitor the well-being of a loved one and this could singlehandedly restore confidence in care providers.
Prevention is better than cure and by installing CCTV cameras; your business can improve security and put a stop to incidents like break ins, staff theft, staff punctuality, anti social behaviour and cash management.