CCTV systems can play a significant role in contact tracing solutions

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CCTV systems can play a very important role in contact tracing and other COVID-19 response initiatives, a recent survey of security systems managers has been able to reveal.

The survey of security system managers found that nearly half (46% of medium- and large-sized enterprises across England, are using or plan to use their video surveillance / CCTV systems for remote management of processes and people in the workplace. The survey, conducted by Opinium and commissioned by NW Security, also asked medium and large-sized firms whether they expect their existing surveillance systems to be able to support a safe return to the workplace for most employees, in the light of COVID-19 control measures.

Fifty-two percent of security managers felt CCTV could be used to provide another method of identification in support of some workplaces’ drive for contactless access to work premises and buildings. And 50% felt video surveillance systems ought to be able to help manage and enforce social distancing in the workplace.

In addition, 48% of respondents thought video surveillance could be useful for contact tracing, as well as guideline adherence such as following directional arrows around buildings and wearing face masks.


One of the key elements enabling Stoke-on-Trent City Council to reduce security costs was remote monitoring.

At CCTV Surveillance, we can offer you this service. We have seen it save countless customers money just like the council due to less staff being needed on patrol and lower insurance costs.

The CCTV Surveillance monitoring centre is staffed 24/7 all year round by highly trained operators, all of whom share a passion for security. They can take immediate action on the video footage that they are alerted to, either by using the intercom link to warn away offenders or calling the police and specified keyholders.

Our top-range systems use the latest digital technology to provide real time viewing and control of cameras via a broadband connection. For further security and information gathering we can provide you with facial recognition CCTV software (including a revolutionary rapid deployment kit) and automatic number-plate recognition, and even facial recognition access control systems if required.

We provide several other security services as well as remote monitoring, such as our System Takeover, where we can take on the time and responsibility of running and maintaining your existing security system for you. All of our CCTV systems can also integrate with our access control systems. For example, this could allow the automatic opening or barring of doors if a certain person is picked up on the cameras.

If you are worried about the security of your premises, we can perform an in-depth assessment with a full spectrum penetration test which replicates real-life threats – everything from social engineering to lock picking and getting past alarms. We can also provide a smaller physical penetration-only test.

If you want to reduce security costs today, please contact us on or ring 01480 223955.

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