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Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by TechCapon(m): 7:19am On Jul 28, 2018
TechCapon



A lot of people feel safe after installing CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) cameras in their homes or businesses thinking it will scare criminals away. Some even go as far as placing a warning sign telling everyone the property is under 24 hours CCTV surveillance yet we see reports of those properties being burgled, robbed and vandalized. Recently in Lagos we have seen viral CCTV footage of a guy who went into a shop and stole Apple Macbook and till today no word of his arrest despite the fact that he was popular on Instagram. I agree this technology is important to some extent, sometimes it helps discourage criminals but to think it provides all round security is wrong.
The main purpose of CCTV is to observe and record events of the area it covers. Depending on the type of camera, some CCTV cameras are very powerful and can give clear HD recording and a wider view while others just give a blurry narrow view. However, observation alone is not enough.



Benefits of installing CCTV

1. Footage from the CCTV Can be used as evidence in the court of law:

There are many instances where criminals deny the crimes and sometimes they go scot free for lack of evidence. There is no better evidence than having a CCTV footage, it is the easiest way to convince a jury.

2. The video recorded can be used to identify criminals

The case of the infamous Offa robbery is a perfect example of how CCTV can be help in identifying criminals. As soon as the images hit social media, people started identifying them and in a matter of days the criminals were all rounded up.

3. For insurance purposes.

Of course collecting insurance money for your stolen property should not be your main motivation for installing CCTV in your property but it helps a great deal especially when the insurance company wants to be difficult. If you have video evidence of what happens, collecting your insurance claim would be more easier.

4. To discourage petty criminals.

Yes I said petty criminals because there’s no way a well organized and sophisticated criminal crew will be worried about your CCTV. A face mask can solve that problem, but a petty thief, shop lifter, bag snatcher etc might be discouraged if he sees CCTV cameras watching him or her from all angles.

5. Requires little or no maintenance.

A CCTV system once installed requires little or no maintenance, once in a while you check if the cables are still intact and you clean the dust particles and so on.

6. It can save lots of money and it’s not expensive.

Think of the amount of money you will spend to hire physical security guards whom you must pay wages every month to cover a big property or office complex. Just install CCTV everywhere and hire few security to watch the screens that’s all. Money has been saved.

Disadvantages



1. It cannot discourage hardened sophisticated criminals.

Oh yes, it can’t and it won’t. A determined criminal will see a CCTV camera as the least of his problems. He can just blast the damn thing away with AK47.

2. It cannot prevent a crime from happening.

A crime that is destined to happen will happen even in the presence of a thousand CCTV cameras working 247. There’s nothing the cameras can do than just record.

3. It does not guarantee that a criminal will be caught.

Few weeks ago in Lagos there is a trending video of a popular Instagram guy who stole a Macbook from a shop and his face went viral because he was caught on CCTV. Till now there’s no word of his arrest and his case is a one among the millions of similar cased captured on CCTV that has gone unsolved.

4. They can also be stolen or vandalized.

Even a CCTV camera can be stolen or vandalized by a criminal and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. The ones that are placed outside a building or on the streets are more vulnerable to theft and vandalism than the ones inside the buildings.

5. The high-end cameras can be expensive.

They also have high-end infra red CCTV cameras with night vision. These ones are much more expensive than the regular CCTVs because they provide high quality HD recording even at night or stormy weather conditions.

SOURCE:https://techcapon.com/pros-and-cons-of-installing-a-cctv-system-in-your-homes-or-offices/

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by tzjaynee: 7:28am On Jul 28, 2018
Good thread tho

The pros outweighs the cons
I remember an incident that happened sometimes back,i think somewhere in South Africa or so about a maid maltreating her employers baby, it was through the help of a cctv camera that they where able to find out and prevent the untimely death of that child. I would say if you can afford one then go for it

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by Nobody: 7:50am On Jul 28, 2018
Very nice thread TechCapon. I remember it was cctv camera that helped to solve the murder of this beautiful South African girl Mokoena karabo. The cctv video shows him enter the hotel with the girl and driving out with her corpse inside the trunk of his car. He burnt her corpse to ashes. This guy is a devil. Thank God he received 30 years prison sentence.

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by Nobody: 8:25am On Jul 28, 2018
I didn't know there were cons to it.
check my signature.
Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by QuitNotice(m): 10:26am On Jul 28, 2018
CCTV doesn't only deter petty criminals. It also deters hardened ones. After perimeter fencing, it is the most important security measure. Third is the guards that monitor and maintains it

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by SirHouloo(m): 10:27am On Jul 28, 2018
In Nigeria, the poor has nothing worth spending much on CCTV while the rich are inassesible with high-rise fences, electrocuting tops and big gate that will render the the CCTV dormant. Na only shops person fit see am.

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by KingLennon(m): 10:27am On Jul 28, 2018
The pros outweighs the cons. CCTV is a must in any office or organisation.

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by Emekus92(m): 10:28am On Jul 28, 2018
OP. With ur disadvantage it simply mean there's only 1 disadvantage

which is number 5 THE COST..

the rest are just meant to happen

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by Nobody: 10:28am On Jul 28, 2018
op can you help me install a CCTV camera in my face2face room I'm suspecting my neighbor's wife to be cheating on me...

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by kolafolabi(m): 10:28am On Jul 28, 2018
It is when you are okay that you will have time to install CCTV

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by ednut1(m): 10:29am On Jul 28, 2018
Ur cons are kinda lame. If u have money get that CCTV

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by JONNYSPUTE(m): 10:29am On Jul 28, 2018
Nice one. But those things you listed as the disadvantages are not strong enough.

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by ehisbay(m): 10:29am On Jul 28, 2018
Nice thread

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by oshe11: 10:29am On Jul 28, 2018
Funny disadvantagescheesy

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by updatechange(m): 10:31am On Jul 28, 2018
Very good for securing businesses
Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by Antcolony: 10:31am On Jul 28, 2018
Nice one op.

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by verycheese: 10:32am On Jul 28, 2018
lofty900:
Very nice thread TechCapon. I remember it was cctv camera that helped to solve the murder of this beautiful South African girl Mokoena karabo. The cctv video shows him enter the hotel with the girl and driving out with her corpse inside the trunk of his car. He burnt her corpse to ashes. This guy is a devil. Thank God he received 30 years prison sentence.
insufficient if you ask me, 30year pere ?

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by Officialhow(m): 10:33am On Jul 28, 2018
ednut1:
Ur cons are kinda lame. If u have money get that CCTV


very very lame.
i see no point in the cons

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by dominique(f): 10:34am On Jul 28, 2018
The pros outweighs the cons sha.

lofty900:
Very nice thread TechCapon. I remember it was cctv camera that helped to solve the murder of this beautiful South African girl Mokoena karabo. The cctv video shows him enter the hotel with the girl and driving out with her corpse inside the trunk of his car. He burnt her corpse to ashes. This guy is a devil. Thank God he received 30 years prison sentence.

That's a human being that he incinerated like that! shocked 30 years is too lenient, he should have been executed by now. Gosh!

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by ikaboy: 10:35am On Jul 28, 2018
very lame cons from a lame OP
Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by QuickStandard: 10:35am On Jul 28, 2018
The benefits of installing CCTV cams are too numerous.

The demerits are just nothing.

CCTV is good for all homes and offices.


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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by Nobody: 10:35am On Jul 28, 2018
Nice write up. But i dont see how number 1-3 can be disadvantages of having CCTV, compared to not having at all. Number 4 n 5 can be considered.

It is like saying disadvantage of wearing PPE is that it wont stop accidents from happening. Rather number 1-3 should fall under limitations of CCTV n not disadvantages. Just like PPEs have limitations too.

Good write up nevertheless

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by BrownRoofRep: 10:35am On Jul 28, 2018
Doesn't CCTV require internet to work?
Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by MrImole: 10:36am On Jul 28, 2018
Lol

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by shikshark: 10:36am On Jul 28, 2018
Disadvantage:
It can cost you ur life if a criminal request to have the tape of the cctv and you hesitate to comply

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by GrammarNazi1(m): 10:39am On Jul 28, 2018
dominique:
The pros outweighs the cons sha.



That's a human being that he incinerated like that! shocked 30 years is too lenient, he should have been executed by now. Gosh!

The pros outweigh the cons...

Gotcha!

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by obembet(f): 10:40am On Jul 28, 2018
Do you have the price idea
TechCapon:
TechCapon



A lot of people feel safe after installing CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) cameras in their homes or businesses thinking it will scare criminals away. Some even go as far as placing a warning sign telling everyone the property is under 24 hours CCTV surveillance yet we see reports of those properties being burgled, robbed and vandalized. Recently in Lagos we have seen viral CCTV footage of a guy who went into a shop and stole Apple Macbook and till today no word of his arrest despite the fact that he was popular on Instagram. I agree this technology is important to some extent, sometimes it helps discourage criminals but to think it provides all round security is wrong.
The main purpose of CCTV is to observe and record events of the area it covers. Depending on the type of camera, some CCTV cameras are very powerful and can give clear HD recording and a wider view while others just give a blurry narrow view. However, observation alone is not enough.



Benefits of installing CCTV

1. Footage from the CCTV Can be used as evidence in the court of law:

There are many instances where criminals deny the crimes and sometimes they go scot free for lack of evidence. There is no better evidence than having a CCTV footage, it is the easiest way to convince a jury.

2. The video recorded can be used to identify criminals

The case of the infamous Offa robbery is a perfect example of how CCTV can be help in identifying criminals. As soon as the images hit social media, people started identifying them and in a matter of days the criminals were all rounded up.

3. For insurance purposes.

Of course collecting insurance money for your stolen property should not be your main motivation for installing CCTV in your property but it helps a great deal especially when the insurance company wants to be difficult. If you have video evidence of what happens, collecting your insurance claim would be more easier.

4. To discourage petty criminals.

Yes I said petty criminals because there’s no way a well organized and sophisticated criminal crew will be worried about your CCTV. A face mask can solve that problem, but a petty thief, shop lifter, bag snatcher etc might be discouraged if he sees CCTV cameras watching him or her from all angles.

5. Requires little or no maintenance.

A CCTV system once installed requires little or no maintenance, once in a while you check if the cables are still intact and you clean the dust particles and so on.

6. It can save lots of money and it’s not expensive.

Think of the amount of money you will spend to hire physical security guards whom you must pay wages every month to cover a big property or office complex. Just install CCTV everywhere and hire few security to watch the screens that’s all. Money has been saved.

Disadvantages



1. It cannot discourage hardened sophisticated criminals.

Oh yes, it can’t and it won’t. A determined criminal will see a CCTV camera as the least of his problems. He can just blast the damn thing away with AK47.

2. It cannot prevent a crime from happening.

A crime that is destined to happen will happen even in the presence of a thousand CCTV cameras working 247. There’s nothing the cameras can do than just record.

3. It does not guarantee that a criminal will be caught.

Few weeks ago in Lagos there is a trending video of a popular Instagram guy who stole a Macbook from a shop and his face went viral because he was caught on CCTV. Till now there’s no word of his arrest and his case is a one among the millions of similar cased captured on CCTV that has gone unsolved.

4. They can also be stolen or vandalized.

Even a CCTV camera can be stolen or vandalized by a criminal and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. The ones that are placed outside a building or on the streets are more vulnerable to theft and vandalism than the ones inside the buildings.

5. The high-end cameras can be expensive.

They also have high-end infra red CCTV cameras with night vision. These ones are much more expensive than the regular CCTVs because they provide high quality HD recording even at night or stormy weather conditions.

SOURCE:https://techcapon.com/pros-and-cons-of-installing-a-cctv-system-in-your-homes-or-offices/
Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by jomoh: 10:40am On Jul 28, 2018
TechCapon:
TechCapon

5. The high-end cameras can be expensive.

They also have high-end infra red CCTV cameras with night vision. These ones are much more expensive than the regular CCTVs because they provide high quality HD recording even at night or stormy weather conditions.



If we can have 3each of this on all communication masts in the country combined with some other softwares then killings and other crimes can be reduced or solved easily.

Do you have idea of the cost per one. I’m trying to do a write up in it.

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Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by Tajbol4splend(m): 10:40am On Jul 28, 2018
I see no reason here to why someone shouldn't have it
Re: Pros And Cons Of Installing A CCTV System In Your Homes Or Offices. by Tajbol4splend(m): 10:41am On Jul 28, 2018
BrownRoofRep:
Doesn't CCTV require internet to work?



Mba

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