Have you been pondering over the question whether you can legally install CCTV camera outside your office? It has been estimated that the frequency of burglaries and others violent incidents in Singapore has doubled in the past few decades. Therefore many homeowners as well as private business owners have started installing CCTV cameras inside and outside their premises to keep the premises safe from unwanted elements and other potential threats.
There are some private business owners who are not clear about the rules with respect to installation of CCTV cameras outside their offices. Due to the safety concerns raised by the residents of Singapore, the authorities have now allowed private business owners to install CCTV cameras outside their premises so that they can monitor the people outside their premises on a 24-hour basis. The CCTV cameras not only help in keeping an eye on people outside the premises but also act as deterrent to unwanted elements as they know that all of their activities are being recorded and can be produced in a court of law, when needed.
In fact, CCTV cameras outside the office premises are encouraged by the authorities as they get a lot of help from the CCTV camera feeds in case of any incidents as video evidence makes their case stronger in the court of law. In addition to being helpful as evidence, it also keeps the burglars and thieves away as they know that they are being watched.
A lot of technical advances have been made in the field of CCTV cameras and these days many high-tech and advanced cameras are available which can provide comprehensive surveillance for a wide area outside the office. In addition to the live video feed, these video cameras also click photographs whenever there is an unexpected movement outside which is sensed by the sensors in the camera. Also, the recorders available with the CCTV cameras have huge memory (which can be easily increased) and can save the live feed for the past few days.
In addition to access to the video on the hard disk of the recorders, there are many models available today which provide access to the live feed through the Internet. Therefore, you can easily watch the live feed from the video cameras on your mobile phone or tablet with the help of Internet. You just need access to Internet and the username and password for your system to access the live feed of the cameras. In addition to viewing the live feed, there are some systems which make it possible to adjust the position of the cameras online. Therefore, if you are unable to watch a particular angle on the street, you can access and adjust the camera position sitting on the chair, from your mobile phone or tablet.
If you want audio to be recorded in addition to the video, there are models available today which can record high-quality audio. The audio recording and transmission capability makes it very useful especially for the recording of important events on the road and it can come handy if there is any unfortunate incident outside the premises.
In addition to keeping your premises safe from the unwanted social elements, a CCTV camera outside your location also helps in keeping a check on your employees if they try to sneak out during working hours.
While choosing a CCTV camera system and an installation company, it is important to ask them whether the systems supplied by them are as per the specifications outlined by the authorities and only invest in an approved.
There are some office owners who are concerned about the privacy of people outside the office premises. It is important to keep in mind that installation of a CCTV camera outside the office is completely legal and permitted by the relevant authorities in Singapore. Therefore, business owners can go choose their favorite CCTV system and get on with the installation of their favorite CCTV camera system without worrying about the privacy aspect of people outside the office premises.
The only thing which the business owners need to keep in mind is that there are some specifications outlined by the relevant authorities for this CCTV installation and as long as the CCTV system is within those specifications, it is completely legal to install CCTV cameras outside your office. Therefore, yes, the office owners can legally install CCTV outside their office in Singapore.