CCTV when not combined with a monitoring service simply views and records crime. Many insurers now provide discounts for those businesses or individuals who engage the services of a CCTV monitoring specialist, such as GB Monitoring.
CCTV monitoring works by connecting motion detectors to cameras, linked to a 24 hour remote monitoring control centre. Using high speed broadband and wireless 3G connections, the integrated cameras and motion sensors will detect any movement onsite.
For those sites which we provide CCTV monitoring for, when the installed cameras detect movement our Remote Video Receiving Centre (RVRC) picks up live images so a member of the monitoring team can ascertain whether the movement is a real threat. If the live images detect human movement, action will be taken to inform the intruder that they are being watched and recorded and that emergency services will be informed; this is usually actioned via an onsite tannoy system. If necessary, our operators will alert the emergency services who provide a priority response as the incident has been visually confirmed.
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