Closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems monitor your location with cameras 24/7, all year round. The cameras are installed within and around buildings provide protection to the company. They record images, but some can even record audio.

There are several styles of CCTV cameras:

  • Basic or fixed: Basic or fixed security cameras provide basic images. They cannot move or change direction.
  • Pan, Tilt, or Pan-Tilt-Zoom: Pan, Tilt, or Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras can be moved and adjusted. They can change direction or zoom in on a particular object as well as tilt or spin to monitor areas outside a basic camera’s range.
  • Analog: Analog cameras are the most prevalent and are connected directly to a digital video recorder.
  • Wireless or IP: Wireless or IP cameras provide images that are transmitted to a remote location. The system is wireless to ensure the camera feed is constant and invulnerable to wires being cut.
  • Night-vision: Night-vision cameras use infrared technology to ensure footage can be gathered even when it is dark.
  • Exterior: Exterior cameras are weather-proofed to ensure they operate in rugged conditions.
  • Motion-detection: Motion-detection cameras begin recording when they sense movement to prevent recording hours of useless images. Some can even lock in on a moving object and follow it as it moves.


Having a CCTV system provides many benefits, such as:

  • Act as a crime deterrent: Cameras can act as a deterrent to potential criminals. Thieves, burglars, and intruders are far less likely to commit a crime when they know they are being recorded.
  • Provide a safer working environment: Employees are more likely to adhere to health and safety policies and work far more efficiently while under constant surveillance.
  • Provide a strong training tool: Images captured can be used as a training tool for staff.
  • Prevent false claims: Fraudulent claims (staged slip-and-fall accidents, workplace injuries caused by employee negligence, etc.) can cause lawsuits that cost companies large amounts of money. Camera footage can provide evidence for the proper authorities to ensure your company in not saddled with extensive costs.
  • Reduce retail theft: Shoplifters and thieves generally target businesses that have poor security systems.
  • Prevent of crime: Acts of vandalism and theft can be avoided as criminals tend to avoid areas under surveillance.
  • Monitor remotely: Camera images can be monitored and recorded from a remote location.
  • Provide a feeling of security: Give yourself peace-of-mind knowing your company is protected.
  • Advance warning can alert you and notify authorities: CCTV systems with motion detection capabilities can give an advance warning of intruders and notify the proper authorities in the event of a break-in or intrusion.
  • Protect employees and clients: Inhabitants of a building are protected from possible robberies and assaults.
  • Higher rate of prosecution of offenders: If a crime does occur, CCTV cameras can provide solid evidence to prosecute the offenders.
  • Reduced insurance premiums: Commercial insurance companies usually provide discounts to customers with CCTV security installed, saving your company money.

JKS can help provide your company with a CCTV security system to meet your needs. We can help you navigate through all the possible options and select the appropriate camera system.