Why CCTV alone is not enough


CCTV has been used for a long time to protect properties and to increase security. It has always had its flaws, however, and using it on its own can cause issues. A perimeter fence can give you an additional layer of security that would deter any would-be criminals.

Blind spots

One of the biggest problems with CCTV is that you can have blind spots. Unless you had a vast number of cameras, there would always be areas that can be missed. Experienced criminals will take advantage of this to commit their unlawful acts.

Covering up

If someone is wearing a clothing item over their face or vandalising the camera, it can stop being effective. This renders the CCTV almost meaningless as criminals know that they can get away from a scene without being spotted.

There is also the hi-tech threat that can come from hacking. For example, a lot of CCTV systems can be quite easily accessed. If you’re solely relying on that technology, then you might find that your only line of defence can be breached quite easily.

Picture quality

There are also other factors such as picture quality to take into account. For example, 4K security cameras require a huge amount of bandwidth and can be very expensive. This is why you often see those low-quality images that have become more commonplace.

Other factors can affect quality too. For example, if you have a wireless system, many different types of technology could affect the quality of the picture. That could leave you with a distorted image that is useless.

Use additional security

Despite these disadvantages, CCTV has proven to be a highly effective crime deterrent. Sometimes, however, it’s not enough, and you need a physical barrier of security fencing to give you additional protection.

Having both CCTV and perimeter fencing is a huge deterrent for even the most ambitious of criminals. Zaun will work with you to come up with a security system that will keep your property safe. When you do, you’ll have peace of mind that your perimeter fencing, along with any other security, will give you the defence you need.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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