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Businesses are huge targets for criminals, and attract issues such as damage, fraud and theft. Unfortunately, these problems are sometimes caused by employees, and other times, a business may be attacked by third-parties. Either way, installing CCTV cameras is an easy and efficient method of improving your business security. Here we discuss some of the benefits:
Protecting your employees
Many businesses have experienced a claim of misconduct against an employee. This is often put forward by other employees, or clients. In this situation, it’s difficult to know who to believe, and therefore what action to take. Having surveillance will give a clear explanation as to who is lying, and will, therefore, protect your employees of being wrongly accused. As well as business-related issues, CCTV also protects your team from physical dangers, such as assault. In general, knowing the area is being monitored by security cameras will prevent people from committing such crimes in the first place. However, if they are to take place, you’ll have solid evidence through the footage.
Protect your assets
When people target businesses, it tends to be about money. CCTV can help you protect both your property and your business’ information, which if stolen, can cause you major financial issues. Having a security surveillance system also reduces your insurance costs, as you’re effectively decreasing the risk of any losses, and any need to take out insurance. If you do notice any criminal activity around your business, CCTV allows your response to be quick and effective. If the system is well-designed, it will either alert you of any unusual activity or automatically contact the police.
A more productive business
If employees feel unsafe and at risk in the workplace, productivity levels will inevitably decrease. A CCTV camera will reduce the risk of threat, reducing any physical or emotional stress. Consequently, they can focus more on the job at hand. Also, while you don’t want to be looking to record your employees, human nature tells us that if we know we’re on camera, we’re likely to be putting in the work as expected.
For more information, contact Erud IT.