CCTV Systems – Commercial

PAL Security has vast experience in providing closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems for businesses across the UK, particularly across Preston and Lancashire in our native north-west.

With commercial CCTV, there are added facets to consider as opposed to domestic security. Not only are you looking to reduce crime and secure your property but you also need to consider creating a safe place for all staff and visitors on-site.

This is where surveillance can be particularly vital; traditional crime is one thing but CCTV can be a huge help for businesses in situations regarding injuries at work as well as discrimination claims and any other disputes which can be quickly and effectively concluded with the use of CCTV.

We have numerous options available and are more than happy to offer a free consultation at your site to ascertain what system will work best for you. For example, there are cameras which are fixed to one view offering high resolution colour of a certain area or fully functional cameras which move in all directions, covering multiple areas with the bonus of setting programmed tours or sequences.

We don’t outsource to anyone; we’re strictly a family-run business and our engineers are fully accountable and adhere to the latest industry specifications. We’ve installed hundreds of systems in a wide range of commercial properties, from small retail shops to schools and town centres. We’ve seen all the common mistakes and pitfalls and our experience will reassure you that you’re in safe hands.

If you’re concerned about regulations regarding CCTV and commercial premises, you needn’t be. But there are certain regulations to adhere to, which we can explain in full detail. The key points are that you must:

  • Put up a sign to let people know CCTV is being used and why
  • be able to provide images within 40 days to anyone you’ve recorded (you can charge up to £10 for this)
  • share images with the authorities, e.g. the police, if they ask for them
  • keep images only as long as your business needs them

As the UK becomes increasingly ‘Big Brother’ focused with an increase in public surveillance, more and more businesses are following suit. Contact us today to see how CCTV can make your business premises a safer place.