Monthly Archives: July 2014

BENEFITS OF A CCTV SYSTEM

Having a CCTV system installed at you premise has major advantages. Not only does it act as a deterrent to would-be thieves, it also captures visuals which can be used as evidence to unearth criminal activities. Below are facts why an investment in a CCTV system can be worthwhile.
 Security and Surveillance: You do not need eyes at the back of your head these days. Strategically placed cameras can be both monitored and recorded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Digital recorders can record all your cameras for up to 3 months or even more if you need it. Remote monitored CCTV systems allows you or manned guards to watch over your premises from anywhere in the world.
 Deterrent: A CCTV system can be an enough deterrent to put off a potential intruder.
 They work around the clock: During daylight hours cameras provide color images before automatically switching to Infra-Red providing monochrome images in zero light condition. For critical Asset Protection, Perimeter Monitoring, and Threat Detection in the environments like Mines , Thermal cameras can be used which have the ability to detect movement and capture images over long distances.
 Prosecution: CCTV evidence can be vital in prosecution of offenders (thieves, terrorist, vandals, arsonists, looters, burglars, and any other criminals). It’s much easier to identify and initiate legal procedures against offenders with visual evidence from the CCTV footage. This on its own provides an ultimate criminal deterrent that is both visible and effective
 Reduced Insurance Premiums: With a CCTV system, the insurer will regard your premise more secure therefore will reduce or charge less premiums for insurance.
 Home Security: Home CCTV systems are increasingly becoming more popular as a more cost-effective way of protecting homes, outdoor areas, such as driveways and gardens from intrusion and other crimes.
 Protects employees: Employees might be subjected to abuse by a client and CCTV cameras would help get evidence of this.
 Price: CCTV systems are now very affordable. Take advantage of the CCTV Promotion we are offering for your home or work premise. Send an email to info@securico.co.zw for further details.

CORPORATE SECURITY

With the current economic status, we are at the moment in the country experiencing increased levels of crime particularly in office and industrial areas. Security in the corporate world has become imperative. There are a number of operational things that can improve your security situation, we have listed these below
1. Key Security: Know which keys you have and to which locks, making sure that keys issued on a temporary basis are returned. Assign someone to keep a record of key movement. This can either be a security guard at your premise or maybe your receptionist. It becomes easier to track.
2. Locking Doors and Windows: Have someone responsible for locking interior and exterior doors and checking if all window have been closed. If there is an alarm, make sure that it is armed by the last person leaving the building You can liaise with your Rapid Response to notify you if your alarm has not been armed by a certain time.
3. Securing Office: Use inventory control and keep detailed records (Tag and inventory property) and place follow up policies.
4. Petty Cash: Use a locked cash box and never write down safe combinations. Don’t let cash accumulate; set an amount at which it is to be deposited. If you handle large sums of money, engage a Cash In Transit service provider to secure your cash until it is banked.
5. Service personnel: Ask for positive identification from service personnel and verify their purpose in your area by checking work orders.

Enforce a “No Solicitation” policy as these can be a trick to scope out your building interior. Alarms connected to offsite monitoring will prove to be helpful at night to signal for aid from Rapid Response teams incase security guards have been over powered by armed burglars. Carry out regular security surveys internally on a monthly basis and please do not hesitate to contact us for some Professional advice, it might be the difference between a secure and unsecure premise.
Always remember: A thief can be anyone! A thief is an opportunist! A thief wants to be quick! Be aware, be proactive. If you think something might be amiss, then seriously look into it; because SECURITY BEGINS WITH YOU!!