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7 Beneficial Uses of CCTV

CCTV is the abbreviation for Closed-Circuit Television. The difference between CCTV and standard TV is that in CCTV, the video only broadcasts to a limited network of monitors, not over the airwaves. CCTV has been around for decades, and installing a Closed-Circuit Television network is still a cost-effective way to transmit video within your home or business. Here are just a few of the ways to use CCTV.

1 – Video Surveillance

Most uses of CCTV involve video surveillance of some sort. Most commonly to prevent or prosecute criminal activity. Using video surveillance in high-crime areas helps gather evidence for investigations, deter illegal activity, and provide eyes on more secluded sites such as stairwells, garages, rooftops, and back alleys.

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2 – Workplace Surveillance

Video surveillance via CCTV helps reduce incidences of internal theft, sexual harassment, and other inappropriate activities at the workplace. The presence of cameras make employees think twice before misbehaving.

3 – Emergency Information

A CCTV camera can be moved into dangerous emergencies such as a hostage situation, a fire, or weather-related calamity and the first responders can safely review and monitor these situations without putting them in danger.

4 – Monitoring Traffic

Not only can CCTV be used at traffic lights to catch drivers speeding or running red lights, but they can also monitor traffic and other events and conditions in real-time or monitor community street activities. This information can also be used for research purposes to improve traffic flow and provide up-to-the-minute information about the traffic within the city.


5 – Child Safety

A video baby monitor is a simple CCTV system. This allows you to monitor the kids to ensure they are safe and alert you if they are awake or in distress.

6 – Improving Safety at Your Business

Having CCTV cameras active in the parking lots, hallways, stairwells, and other public spaces of your business creates a sense of security among your employees and customers. CCTV can also deter potential thieves by making them look for easier targets with less surveillance.

7 – Marketing Research

CCTV can provide valuable data about shoppers who visit brick-and-mortar stores such as:

  • How customers move around the store
  • Which areas of the store attract the most traffic
  • Which aisles get the most traffic within the store
  • When are the busiest times for the store

These are just a few of the ways that CCTV can be used to improve your home, workplace, or business.

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Electric vehicle charging station installation in Nashville

What is Involved in an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation?

If you have recently purchased a hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) or own or manage a business, there will be a time very soon when you will need to install a charging station. There are several steps involved with installing an EV charging station.

Electric vehicle charging station installation in Nashville

Location Assessment

One of the most important parts of installing an electric vehicle charging station is finding the right location for it. For a home charging station, this is easy. Install it where you park the vehicle. For a business, this can be complicated because you have to consider several other factors:

  • How many employees or customers have an EV
  • A location where to construct the EV charging station
  • How many vehicles can be charged at one time
  • Does the location have an adequate power infrastructure in place to support the EV charging station(s) to be installed? Or does the power infrastructure require an upgrade to handle the workload?
  • Is the location well-lit and secure?

Infrastructure Assessment

A reputable team of EV charging station installers takes time to review the infrastructure that will support the charging station. In addition to reviewing the power infrastructure, the team may determine if any construction, concrete work, or excavation needs to happen within and around the charging station site.

Obtaining Permits and Inspections (if applicable)

The EV charging station team will work with local officials and agencies to line up the proper permits and inspections for the construction of the charging station.

Incentive Review

There are many city, state, and Federal incentives and rebates available for customers who install green energy infrastructure. These can be tax breaks, utility company rebates, and local and state credits. These vary from location to location. Be sure to work with an experienced electric vehicle charging station installer to help apply for all the rebates you qualify for.


This stage of the process may involve some excavation, running electrical cables to buildings, building the infrastructure surrounding the EV charging station, such as a charging bay, light poles, landscaping, and much more.

Looking for an Experienced Electric Charging Station Installer?

Then look no further. Tri-State Electrical is one of the premier electric charging station installers in the Southestern US. For more information or to get a quote for an EV charging station installation, call (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form, or email us at today.