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How To Choose A Reliable CCTV Company

How To Choose A Reliable CCTV Company

Looking for a CCTV company you can trust? This article explains exactly what to look out for when choosing a CCTV company.


CCTV is rapidly growing in popularity and is now one of the favoured types of home and business security products. In fact, a YouGov survey found that 81% of respondents believe it is a positive tool in the fight against crime.


Because CCTV is so popular, there is an endless number of CCTV companies offering their products and services. Knowing which security company to choose can be challenging.


One tip to always bear in mind when choosing a CCTV company is; if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. If a CCTV company is offering a top of the range security system with installation and maintenance etc. for an extremely cheap price, chances are, it’s a scam. When choosing a CCTV company, there are certain factors you should look out for.


A Reliable CCTV Company Should Have Accreditations


If a CCTV company has numerous achievements such as accreditations and certification, it’s likely that it’s a reliable company. Accreditations are usually listed on the company’s website.


For example, if a CCTV company is NSI Approved, this means it has been accredited by the National Security Incorporate. The NSI is the leading certification body for the UK’s security and fire protection industries.


A quality CCTV company may have also been recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) or similar. The Security Industry Authority is responsible for regulating the private security industry.


A Reliable CCTV Company Will Have Positive Reviews Or Testimonials


Regardless of what service or product you’re purchasing, if you are using a company you have never used before, you should always check the reviews. If a company has mostly positive reviews, its likely that it is going to be a good choice.


However, don’t let one or two bad comments put you, particularly if most of the reviews are great. Reviews and testimonials are often featured on a company’s website.


If you can’t find them on their website, have a look at the Google reviews, Yell reviews and even Facebook. Social media is a great platform for checking out businesses.


Good Communication Is Key


When choosing a CCTV company, you should opt for one that is great at communicating. After all, securing your premises is extremely important and you need the reassurance that you are using a company you can rely on 24/7.


If there is a problem with your CCTV system, or you have a question about it, you should be able to contact someone easily and quickly.


Many customers often mention communication when they are leaving reviews. So, its always a good idea to check reviews before attempting to contact a CCTV company. If you contact a CCTV company, they should respond in a timely manner.


A CCTV Company Should Be Willing To Survey Your Premises


If a CCTV company tries to sell you a security system without knowing your security needs, run! Every premises, whether it’s a business premise or a private residence, is diverse. And each customer has different security needs.


A reliable CCTV company will offer a survey of your home or business before trying to sell you their products. They will assess your property and discuss which security and CCTV system you require and will recommend the best product or service for your needs.


A Reliable CCTV Company Will Provide Installation and Maintenance


Any type of security system should be installed and maintained properly. If a CCTV system isn’t installed properly, there’s a higher risk of it being damaged by burglars or worse, stolen altogether.


A reliable CCTV company will professionally install your system and will maintain it. This way, if something goes wrong, it can be fixed quickly. The better CCTV companies will also offer CCTV and surveillance camera monitoring, which means you have the peace of mind that your premises are secure, even when you’re not there.


Contact Mayfair Fire and Security


Here at Mayfair Security we specialise in the installation, maintenance and remote monitoring of quality CCTV systems. Our trusted surveillance systems are affordable and installed to the highest standards. So, whether you’re away from your home, or away from your business, you’ll always have peace-of-mind.


We are NSI Gold approved, an SIA approved contractor and we are a part of the Association of Security Consultants. You can see our full list of accreditations here. We work with various professional partners to bring you the very best security products and services.


If you’d like to find out more information, then please contact us at Mayfair Security today and we’ll be happy to talk you through all the CCTV monitoring options that are available to you.


We can also arrange a free, no-obligation survey of your home or business premises. You can contact us via our contact page or phone us on 0808 178 0748.

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