CCTV Investment Opportunities

By: Derek Both

Businesses and individuals are continuously looking for investment opportunities in order to make money. However, how do you know whether what you're investing your money in is going to be successful and what if you end up losing a lot of money? The most sensible thing to do is to ensure that you are putting your money into something that you know isn't at the end of its life cycle and will still be around for a long time.

A great investment opportunity in the UK at the moment is CCTV surveillance cameras with 4.3 million of them dotted around the country. As we live in a world that is becoming ever more digitalised and Big Brother like, CCTV is big news and is unlikely to be going anywhere anytime soon.

In London alone there are thousands of closed circuit television cameras from retail establishments and private homes to cameras in pubs, at bus stops and traffic cameras. The UK leads the world in the use of CCTV and accounts for approximately 20 percent of the global total. With such promising statistics it is unlikely that an investment opportunity with surveillance cameras would ever go wrong.

One of the reasons why closed circuit television is seen as such a revolution is because it is a way of protecting people from crimes and danger. Not only is the presence of these cameras a major deterrant for criminals but they can also provide instant alerts when trouble occurs. This is possibly the easiest and most effective way of ensuring that crime against people, theft and vandalism are reduced and when it does happen, CCTV recording can provide valuable evidence.

Crime in the business sector is increasing with six out of ten businesses being victims of crime in the last year. Crime costs businesses 19 million pounds annually and 10 percent have lost business as a consequence of it. This has resulted in pretty much every business in the country installing CCTV to protect their business meaning that this industry has clearly got great investment opportunities. Institutions throughout the UK rely on video surveillance as a critical tool to monitor and protect their business and improve operational efficiency.

Undeniably there is some controversy about how many cameras are around and it does bring up a question about morals and whether the world is turning into a Big Brother society. However, with the benefits definitely outweighing the disadvantages and all the investment opportunities they provide, it looks like it's here to stay.

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