5 Reasons to Invest in CCTV Cameras at Your Business
Getting a quality CCTV system can help protect your employees and your bottom line
Installing a quality CCTV system that can be viewed in real time by security personnel or used to create a digital recording can be very helpful for all kinds of commercial enterprises. Here are the top 5 reasons to invest in a quality CCTV system at your business.
Property theft is a risk for virtually any business possessing valuable inventory or equipment. Thieves especially like items that are small, easy to carry, and high-value, but any unprotected asset could be at risk. For example, there is currently a nationwide spike in thefts targeting beauty salons that stock hair extensions. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your business isn’t at risk! By installing a CCTV system, you can make thieves think twice about stealing from you.
Reduce Employee Theft
Employee theft can also be deterred and reduced with the help of CCTV cameras. The most recent Annual Retail Theft Survey from Jack L. Hayes International found that 1 out of every 40 employees was apprehended for stealing from their employer in 2012, and a crooked employee steals about 5.5 times the amount that a shoplifter does. When employees know that they are being watched by security personnel or having their actions recorded via CCTV feed, they are less likely to find opportunities to steal.
Prevent Time Theft
Time theft, or employees wasting time at work on non-job related activities, is another concern that can be addressed by installing CCTV cameras. Cameras over building entrances and exits can help prove whether or not employees are coming to work late, taking overly long breaks, or leaving work early. Installing cameras in work areas can help ensure that employees remain on task and hard at work throughout the day to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your operation.
Create a Safer Work Environment
Having CCTV cameras in place can help prevent incidents of workplace violence, harassment, and other crimes, the reasoning being that the perpetrators will not want their actions caught on tape. This helps your employees to feel safer and be more productive. CCTV cameras can also be used to ensure employees are following proper safety protocols during work and to help protect you against fraudulent liability claims. For example, maybe an employee claims they have been injured at work or a customer brings a slip and fall suit against you. If you have CCTV footage of the alleged incidents, you will be better prepared to defend yourself against these claims.
Gather Evidence of Crime
Of course, if a theft or other crime does occur, having evidence in the form of a CCTV recording may prove very helpful in apprehending and prosecuting the guilty party. The better your CCTV system is, in terms of producing clear footage, perhaps in color and from multiple angles, the stronger the evidence it produces will be.
Get Your CCTV System from the Security Experts
RBM Lock & Key offers a nice selection of quality CCTV cameras that you can use to boost security at your business. Stop by our shop to learn more about these systems and discuss any other security product needs you may have with one of our expert locksmiths.