Video surveillance in business has been proven to be an essential tool not just for ensuring the safety of your property and employees, but also for improving the efficiency of your business. Video surveillance is done by closed-circuit television, or CCTV, monitoring. CCTV cameras are a cost-effective and flexible security option every business should consider. If you are not sure whether you should install a video surveillance system, read on to understand the several benefits that this system can provide your business and property.
What to Consider Before Selecting Video Surveillance Systems
The benefit of CCTV cameras is that they can be placed in any location of your choosing, and do not require extensive changes to your existing infrastructure.
When selecting your system from the many that are available, consider the:
- Angle of coverage
- Availability of infrared
Also, be aware of the existing surveillance laws in your state before implementing your CCTV monitoring system.
Video Surveillance Can Prevent Theft
Placing CCTV cameras throughout your business can help to prevent acts of vandalism, break-ins, or theft. If you run a retail store, placing cameras in “hot spots” can discourage theft in your store by reminding guests that their crimes may be recorded. Even in non-retail businesses, CCTV cameras can help prevent company property theft and intellectual property theft.
Convenient Real-time Surveillance
Traditional video surveillance used to require a business to hire an extra person to keep an eye on real-time footage while remaining on the premises. However, with new advanced technology, monitoring can be done from a remote computer, or on mobile phones and tablets.
Can Provide Criminal Evidence
CCTV camera footage is extremely useful if a crime is committed within or around your office premises. The footage can not only help you identify a culprit, but it can act as criminal evidence in any potential legal case.
Increased Employee Productivity
When used selectively, CCTV cameras in your business can increase employee productivity. In particular, video surveillance can help floor managers monitor activity more efficiently, which leaves them more time to focus on the more critical aspects of their work.
Help Prevent Sexual Harassment
Installing CCTV cameras can work as a deterrent for any employees who may attempt to sexually harass another employee. This deterrent can not only help prevent sexual harassment, but if any were to occur, but the footage catches the harasser and helps support any litigation.
Resolve Internal Disputes
Disputes between employees and managers, various employees, or employees, and you can occur in any business no matter the size. It can sometimes be challenging to understand what happened when hearing perspectives from multiple parties. However, with a video surveillance camera, you can see evidence of any wrongdoings, which can help you know how to resolve any incidents.
Improve Customer’s Shopping Experience
Observing footage from CCTV cameras placed around retail locations can help you understand your customer’s shopping habits. It can also inform you as to how effective your product placement is and how your customers interact with it.
Decrease Security-Related Costs
CCTV video surveillance is much cheaper overall than hiring security officers for every strategic location. CCTV cameras are becoming increasingly smaller and more powerful, which makes these surveillance systems the ideal choice for an efficient security system.
Monitor High-Risk Areas
If you own a factory or a facility containing dangerous chemicals or foods, you will likely have several high-risk areas that heavily limit employee access. Placing a CCTV camera in these locations removes the risk of a person having to be in the space physically and allows you real-time observation. You can also place CCTV cameras in accident-prone areas, so any incidents are immediately known.
A well-designed CCTV video surveillance infrastructure can provide your business with 100% security coverage. You no longer need to rely on a handful of employees for security, and can instead cover all areas of your property at once while removing any risk of human error.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.
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