Any food production business demands top level security, none more so than abattoirs. As a business owner you need a way to protect the interest of your company, its profits, and that of your customers, but also you wish to ensure humane treatment and respect of our animals and remain within the guidelines of your industry without affecting day to day operations. This is where iFacility can help.
iFacility has installed IP CCTV, Access Control and Alarms into all sectors of the food industry for over 15 years.
All Abattoir CCTV installation has up until now has been voluntary, including a government lead installation program from 2011-2016. However, with the level of infractions still being made during animal slaughter, DEFRA (working within section 12 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 – which allows the government to create and enforce new regulations that prevent unnecessary cruelty to animals) have made it mandatory that abattoir CCTV installation across the whole of the UK
Installing CCTV in abattoirs prevents unscrupulous staff has shown to drop cases of cruelty purely by the deterrent of IP HD CCTV cameras placed in all operational areas. Your employees will know that they are potentially being monitored — but now also with the new directives in force, veterinarians are legally given access to a slaughterhouse recorded CCTV footage. Meaning that prosecution for such treatment is now much, much more likely if they are found to be purposely harming animals during the slaughter process.
Having an iFacility CCTV installation into your abattoir will have other direct benefits to you other than just compliance. Having all your abattoir monitored 24 hours by HD IP CCTV will serve to help and protect yours and your business’s reputation in its care and quality of its animals. Being able to access your HD CCTV abattoir footage instantly via our myFacility system, means that if you are unfairly accused of any animal mistreatment (usually by disgruntled staff), or if there’s been a contamination of the product (maliciously or not) you can easily produce court admissible evidence that this is not the case.
Also, it may or may not be surprising to read that cases of theft are on the rise at abattoirs and slaughterhouses all over the country. Installing CCTV Access control and intruder alarm systems will make it possible for you to protect your business from opportunist theft.
Any iFacility Abattoir CCTV installation has the best in IP camera technology — recording images in full HD (4k and 7k Optional) 24 hours a day, can come with IP Audio functionality (allowing talk back to advise staff on any misdemeanours). All cameras also have remote live view capabilities, meaning when you are not available, you can keep an eye on what’s going on from wherever you are. Or you may wish iFacility, via our UK based secure remote control centre, provide 24-hour abattoir monitoring on your behalf, report any infractions direct to you — and call the police upon burglaries. All meaning any breaches in Health and Safety or Animal welfare do not go unnoticed or un recorded, and you can ensure the offending party can be dealt with accordingly, whether this means simple retraining, formal action, or even prosecution.
We care greatly about security in the food production industry, helping our many clients demonstrate the highest standards of production, animal care and health and safety at work, why not let iFacility same protection and service.
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