CCTV feasibility Studies from SGW are designed to provide our client’s with a clear and concise appraisal and robust business case surrounding the use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Surveillance Systems, for the purpose of creating safer communities, monitoring traffic flows or operational processes and forming a key part of a security risk mitigation or loss prevention strategy.
Many of SGW’s clients who engage us to progress a CCTV feasibility study have already decided to use CCTV as a tool in their crime reduction, risk management or community safety programme, but need help and qualified expertise to advise on the best approach to take and formalisation of a robust plan which is location specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (S.M.A.R.T.).
This professional service is focused to provide a robust business case and outline set of CCTV Operational Requirements for further development of a system.
These CCTV feasibility studies often cover implementation, expansion or upgrade of CCTV surveillance systems. Alternatively, in today’s society where cost efficiency is a key performance indicator for many users, a client may wish to only cover key site vulnerable points or crime hotspot areas where expenditure should be prioritised, sometimes resulting in the decommissioning of camera sites in areas of lower importance or priority.
The investment in any new system or upgrade of an existing system often requires a robust business case presented to senior management to justify expenditure and how CCTV will play an important role in an organisational community safety strategy or security master plan.
SGW’s CCTV feasibility Studies are designed to provide our client with a clear and concise address of the business case surrounding implementation, expansion or upgrade of CCTV surveillance systems.
Examples of SGW’s previous CCTV feasibility study briefs includes: –
• Drawing on research findings and best practice, provide an overview of the national perspective relating to the value of public surveillance CCTV at the time of commission, in the context of contributing to reducing crime and disorder on Council Estates and recommend whether the service should continue to form part of the clients core business.
• Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the service by examining in – house and CCTV contractor data, working practices, reports and other documentation, interviewing relevant client stakeholders and project sponsors, representatives of partner agencies and by carrying out site visits as appropriate.
• Based on evaluation findings and in consideration of the aims of the service, make recommendations on opportunities for income generation from provision of CCTV monitoring services to other agencies and expansion of the service generally based on future service charging of tenants and leaseholders.
• Conduct a full technical evaluation of the business case, to provide project plans, costs of infrastructure and equipment and assessment whether these were deliverable and met the aims of the service review.
• Review the service infrastructure, cameras, control room layout and equipment etc. and recommended interim changes where possible to achieve standardisation across all sites and a better quality service at low cost (quick wins).