The UK has around six million CCTV cameras, with at least 500,000 of them located in London, making us one of the most-watched cities in the world. The question is, are all those cameras making us any safer?

In many cases, the answer is no. While monitoring exits using cameras acts as a deterrent and enables breaches in security to be identified, in many cases, cameras are not monitored 24/7 and do not trigger other measures that could prevent security from being compromised.

However, where technology is fully leveraged and CCTV cameras are integrated with other technologies, CCTV cameras can sit at the heart of a security installation that can make an environment both safer and more secure.

Integration & Smart CCTV Technology

Integration and smart technology have become the cornerstone of safety and security solutions that genuinely meet the needs of occupiers and are flexible enough to adapt when those needs – or the occupiers – change. At WLS, our remit as security specialists has evolved, with integration and programming now forming an important part of the turnkey service we offer in specifying, installing and maintaining security systems.

Understanding the User

So, what does all that mean in practice? For WLS it means ensuring a thorough understanding of the building’s layout, who will be using it, how they will use it and where their security vulnerabilities lie.

From here, we not only specify the right combination of technologies, but we can also integrate and program them in a way that considers risk and creates cause and effect scenarios for triggering different elements of the security installation, depending on the event. We can even integrate the smart CCTV or security installation with other building services elements, such as the lighting, lifts, AOVs and plant, via the BMS, to ensure that the building responds holistically to protect occupiers in the event of a fire or intruder and to protect assets in the event of a breach of security protocol.

Making Technology Work Harder

Individual fire and security technologies are becoming more advanced all the time, but it’s only through the integration of different systems that we can really leverage the value of each one as part of a complete, user-focused solution.

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Published On: August 2nd, 2021 / Categories: Security Blog / Tags: , , /

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* First Time Fix or Solution Provided Every Time *

We strive to be the World’s Leading Security Company, with an uncompromising focus on customers and the solutions we deliver. Our WLS team knows how important it is to create safe spaces you can trust, whether for your family home or business. 

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, our expert team have closely followed the latest trends and developments in security technology. From our first installation to where we are now, our customers have always been our focus – providing an effective and high-quality result consistently. We’re proud to offer our unrivalled WLS guarantee to each of our customers. 

We will arrive in the time slot specified.

We treat our customers as we wish to be treated ourselves.

We will act professionally at all times, arrive on time, smartly dressed in uniform.

We will do our work quickly and without fuss.

Once the work is completed we will ask you to review what we have done to ensure you are happy with the results.

We will leave the site clean and tidy.

We guarantee a first-time fix or to provide a solution on every call out.

We fix 90% of problems first-time.

If we can’t fix the problem the first time, we will propose a solution and deduct the call out charge from the cost.

If we cannot propose a solution we will refund the call out charge.

We guarantee transparency in our pricing.

We provide a full breakdown of costs with every quotation.

We will get your approval for any additional work required to ensure you are kept up to date throughout the installation.

We will answer the phone within 10 seconds.

We will deal with all enquiries quickly and courteously.

We will follow up with you when we have agreed to do so.

We will specify the best solution to meet your needs and budget.

We only install systems that are reliable and easy to use.

We will install the solution to the very highest standards.

All our systems come with a 12-month part and labour WLS guarantee.

We will offer a free service 6 months after installation to ensure all is in working order.