CCTV Solutions

CCTV Solutions

Chapter 1

CCTV Solutions - A CCTV Installation is the Best Defense Against Nuisance Lawsuits

by: sunilm

In an imperfect world, nuisance lawsuits are a fact of life. Some nuisance lawsuits have been won on the fact that "Caution Coffee May Be Hot" was not printed on the takeout coffee cup. Everyone knows that coffee should be hot but since it was not printed on the cup the lawsuit was won. Businesses are subject to nuisance lawsuits every day. One method of reducing the amount of successful nuisance lawsuits is to possess a CCTV installation at each store.

A CCTV installation in the place of business will provide a measure of security for the business in the defense against nuisance lawsuits. The video of the store and the recording of the video is the first line of defense against the nuisance lawsuit that claims actions purportedly occurred in the store.

Any video tape machine or Digital Video Recorder that records images from CCTV cameras inserts a time/date stamp onto the recording. This time/date stamp provides the evidence necessary to prove that the person filing the nuisance lawsuit was either not at the shop or wasn't injured at the shop . This time/date stamp which was created at the time of the recording can't be altered or erased and may be a definitive marker of the video.

Nuisance lawsuits can also arise from the interactions of the clerks within the store with the customer. An example of this is often a female customer who claims that a male clerk made improper advances to her. Through the use of a CCTV solutions in their security system, the actions of both the clerk and the customer can be viewed. When the attorneys for the customer are presented with the evidence, the lawsuit in many cases will be dropped if the video shows no improper interaction between clerk and customer.

There are nuisance lawsuits that have been filed in the millions of dollar range. Most of the nuisance lawsuits that are filed are for considerably less. If the CCTV installation saved the company only $20,000 one time, the CCTV installation would have paid for itself. This return on investment when added to all of the other advantages of a cctv installation bradford make a CCTV installation highly attractive to any business. 


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