5 Reasons why dummy CCTV cameras are bad for your business

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5 Reasons why dummy CCTV cameras are bad for your business   You may not know it, but a lot of CCTV cameras are simply not in use. The fact is that dummy CCTV cameras are bad for your business and some only act as a deterrence or even decoration. This may seem like a good idea but when you delve deeper the negatives outweigh the positives. The idea of using just a superficial appearance of something watching you to control behaviour …

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The role of Private Security Firms in the eyes of the Police

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The Role of Private Security Firms in the eyes of the Police

With police cuts being made country wide, it is as important as ever for companies and home owners to be on their A-game with security.

It is up to companies like us at Veritech to ensure that we are
providing the best security operatives and technology as possibly can. In times like these, it makes us
wonder what the relationship is between private security firms and the police. According to the SRI
(Security Research Initiative) 2017, 4 in 10 of the 1,000+ interviewed police officers believed that
security firms act as the eyes and ears of the police.
The role of Private Security Firms in the eyes of the Police
One police respondent who contributed to the SRI Report has stated that they believe security
personnel with thorough training and good CCTV capabilities play a great role in protecting the
public, as they are able to prevent minor incidents from escalating into serious ones and keep police
intervention at bay when possible. 79% of those who participated in the SRI Report agree that the
CCTV images private security firms are able to produce are essential to tackling crime, particularly
rural forces. The report is clear in stating that private security is believed to be of high importance at
festivals, major sporting events and during the night-time economy.
Following on from the recently updated UK Counter Terrorism Strategy, there is a greater expectation
on the private security industry to contribute to acting towards the 4ps; Prevent, Pursue, Protect and
Prepare. However, it must be recognised that the private security sector has already been doing a
fine job of preserving the safety of civilians and their private property as well as public property
through guarding and security technology. Whilst police cuts have made it difficult for there to be a
maintained presence, our guards and stewards have remained there.

Tax evasion costs the UK Government over £30 billion a year!

A little common sense might go a long way?   I finally had time to read the majority of the new Criminal Finance Act introduced Last year. The entire act is very impressive and especially the subject of tax. Businesses must show more diligence when recruiting / employing staff by asking for UTR numbers. Tax evasion costs the UK Government over £30 billion a year!   A recent observation that blew me away with absolute respect, it is a foreign …

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Four in 10 police stations have closed in just four years

The number of police stations open to the public has almost halved in seven years, according to new figures. Nearly 400 front counters have been shut across England and Wales, a Freedom of Information request by the Mail on Sunday found. Figures from 31 out of 43 forces showed a fall from 901 open counters in 2010 to 510 as of March this year – a decrease of around 43 per cent. It comes amid political pressure on the Government …

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Safest Place on Earth to Live – TOP 23

Safest Place on Earth to Live - TOP 23

            Top 23 safest country’s in the world – Crime statistics.   Slovakia — Kicking off the list is Slovakia. The central European state ranks higher in safety than in any other sub-index.   Canada —Canada is one of six non-European states to feature in the top 23. It has dropped 13 places since coming ninth in the Legatum Institute’s last security ranking.   Poland — The eastern European state is ranked higher in security …

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CCTV Systems and Crime Statistics

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It’s no secret that Southampton, and the country at large, is under constant surveillance. In fact, we have the most CCTV systems per capita of any country in the world. So, what effect is our heavy surveillance having on crime statistics throughout the UK and specifically Southampton? We’ve taken a look at some statistics to understand better how our surveillance is impacting crime. We’ve also put some thought into how CCTV systems can be used in conjunction with other security …

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Security Company Gives the Benefits of CCTV Systems

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There are a number of benefits that come with using a CCTV system at your business, or even your home. CCTV systems have a broad variety of uses that go beyond simply being used to monitor the exterior or interior of a property. Veritech, a Southampton security company, details the main benefits of using CCTV. Deter Criminals One of the most recognised benefits of CCTV is its ability to deter criminals. A criminal that spots a CCTV camera is less …

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Advice on Dummy Cameras from Southampton Security Company

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If you’re a business that’s looking to deter criminals away from your property, you may be tempted to opt for a dummy security camera. Dummy cameras look great on paper; they look reasonably convincing and can be housed in an authentic CCTV casing. However, this leading Southampton security company is here to tell you why you should never opt for a fake version of the real thing. Not realistic enough Unfortunately, criminals typically know what to look for. Your more …

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Security Company Gives the Facts About CCTV

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As a security company in Southampton, we’re always keeping an eye on the statistics available when it comes to our security solutions. So this week, we decided to take a look at the statistics surrounding CCTV systems and the ways that they’re used in Southampton and across the UK in general. The UK is the most surveilled country in the world Beginning in the 1980s, the British government launched an initiative to increase the amount of CCTV surveillance across the …

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How Your Security Company Can Look After Maritime Projects

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Whether you’re a private or commercial company with maritime assets, you will need a security company that can keep an eye on your vessels for you. Maritime vessels are notoriously expensive, and as such are a prime target for thieves and other criminals. Let’s take a look at the ways in which Veritech can protect your assets. CCTV Surveillance from your security company At Veritech, we offer CCTV systems that are built specifically to handle the, often severe, conditions on …

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