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Keep an Eye on You: 7 Business Benefits of Using Video Surveillance

Keep an Eye on You: 7 Business Benefits of Using Video Surveillance

Having spent a lot of time and effort setting up your business and building a client base, you want to make sure that you do everything you can to protect what you have created. With a modern video surveillance system, you will be able to avoid some of the main causes of loss of revenue or materials.

Below, are 7 reasons why you need to have a video surveillance system installed into your workplace.

1. Discourage thieves

This applies both employees and customers. You may have a lot of customers come through your business on a daily basis. Security cameras are able to catch any of these customers individuals in the act of stealing, and even put them off even trying to steal anything in the first place.

If you regularly leave your employees unsupervised, video surveillance will ensure that you can be confident that nothing is happening without your approval and knowledge. By having your cameras clearly visible, thieves will think twice. This deterrent can save you a lot of money over the years, and is definitely a worthwhile investment.

2. Legal protection

As the owner of your business, you want to make sure everything that yourself and your employees do is above board and legal.  If you are in a regulated industry, security cameras can help to prove that you are following all of the regulations. Should an accident occur, you are able to have an unbiased account of the incident so that the right steps can be taken to hold those accountable and even make changes so that no further accidents occur.

3. Get more from your employees

The last thing that you want to do is spend every moment looking over the shoulder of your employees. While this may be a very effective way to ensure that they always give 100% to the job, it’s simply not a practical use of your time. You can achieve the same results by installing a security camera system. Just the thought that you could watch how they perform at work, will be enough for them to work a little harder.

4. End arguments

In any workplace, there is bound to be some tension between employees. When there are two sides to a story, it can really help to have some video evidence to fall back on to determine who is at fault.  Security cameras can also be very useful if there is a customer complaint. You can use the footage obtained by the cameras to resolve any issue in an amicable manner.

5. Faster response times

With modern security camera set ups, you can monitor what goes on at your workplace from anywhere at anytime. For this reason, if you see something on the camera that needs to be addressed straight away, you can contact the employee at the location immediately.

6. No need to delete tapes

Thanks to advancements in the way media files can be stored and compressed, you will be able to have the footage from weeks, months and even years stored on your hard drives. This can be very important if you want to access a historical record of a theft you only noticed long after the event.

7. They’re affordable

Many business owners are surprised to discover just how inexpensive a modern security camera system can be. This is especially true when you factor in all of the losses that you may be experiencing from thieving customers or light-fingered employees. The installation of the cameras is quick and can be done at a time that does not disrupt the day to day operation of your company, so that you can go about your business, and have the protection and security of video security in no time.

Momma Bird

Contrary to popular speculation, the author behind The Momma Bird is not of avian extraction, but she's simply a stay-at-home mother living a quiet life in the Canadian prairies. Now that all her lovely little birds have left her nest, Momma Bird has a lot of free time to write, muse, and reflect on life.

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