Every business owner worries about fire, theft, and vandalism of his business. These things can result in lost productive days, costly repairs and replacements, and elevated insurance premiums.
No one wants to waste the time it takes to get these issues cleared up either. That is why it just makes sense to consider installing a video surveillance system for your enterprise. It will protect your property, staff, and equipment as well as clients and service providers.
These are ways video surveillance equipment can help:
No matter what kind of business you are in, stock is a costly item. When you install video cameras in stock rooms and warehouses, you can monitor who goes in and out and what is leaving with them.
This will act as a deterrent to staff, service people, and visitors who might otherwise consider taking things for their own use. Cameras are also a safety feature for employees and service providers who need to enter these areas.
Does your business have dark areas, remote areas of the parking lot, or narrow alleys around it? Is there a door where staff buzzes in people? Protect employees, delivery people, clients, and visitors who must pass through these potentially dangerous areas by installing a video surveillance system.
Protecting these areas will not only protect people. Video cameras are a deterrent to those who would steal or damage vehicles or break into them to steal contents.
Wherever staff must handle money for conducting sales transactions, paying service people, using or stocking vending machines, or even dealing with petty cash, there is a temptation to skim or steal. Video cameras installed in these areas where money changes hands will act as a watch dog, decreasing the temptation to take funds.
Video surveillance catches crooks. Whether cameras are trained on ATM or vending machines, cashiers, or the sales inventory, police will tell you that having video surveillance systems working 24/7 make the difference between catching robber and having them escape with your cash or goods. These cameras and signs clearly indicating their presence often make the difference between where thieves will attempt to break in and businesses they will avoid because there are easier marks.
“While the cat’s away the mice will play.” Use your video surveillance to discover which employees socialize and which ones are hard at work when they know you aren’t there to watch them. Installing cameras in work areas have proven to increase employee productivity. When employees know “big brother is watching” they will have a lot more on-task behaviour.
The same thing holds true for cleaning and other after-business-hours staff. Monitor how thoroughly the cleaning service cleans, whether they are into things they shouldn’t be and how efficiently they are working. Your business will be tidier, the hourly staff will give you better value for your expenditure and the service you use will be grateful for your report on the positive as well as problematic behaviour of its staff.
Insurance companies usually give a significant discount on premiums of companies that have installed video surveillance systems. This is just one more reason why it pays for your business to install video cameras.