Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is a system where the circuit in which the video is transmitted is closed and all the elements (camera, display monitors, recording devices) are directly connected
1) Discourage Internal & External Theft
Many business owners realize that they have to protect themselves from burglars and thieves.
What they find distressing is the fact that they also have to protect themselves from their employees.
This crime cripples small businesses. In fact, approximately 33% of businesses actually go bankrupt because of employee theft. This is where a quality surveillance system can make a big difference in your bottom line. Having a security camera system professionally installed will eliminate your blind spots, keep an eye on your employees and watch your money while stamping out employee theft.
2) Keep an Eye on Your Employees
You may have heard employees say this before (when you weren’t the boss) “When the boss is away, it is time to play”. But no one will play while the boss is there. This is another area where a quality security camera system with remote viewing will increase employee productivity. Remote viewing allows you to view your cameras from any smart phone, tablet or computer, as long as there is an internet connection.
3) Protect Private and Sensitive Areas
Businesses usually have areas that are off limits to certain employees. These areas should have quality security cameras installed in prominent positions. This will discourage anyone who is not permitted in these areas from entering. Businesses large and small can benefit for this type of security. Many trade secrets are being sold or made public by unscrupulous individuals. Organizations need to be proactive in protecting themselves. If this is your concern, you need to get a security evaluation to find out what is involved in making your firm more secure.
4) Increase Customer Satisfaction
Satisfied customers will buy from you over and over again. Unfortunately you can’t be there all the time.Retail businesses can benefit greatly from watching the video recordings periodically.
These benefits are:
- Discover how your customers are being treated by your employees.
- Find out what aisles have more traffic than others (you may want to rearrange your store or place best selling high profit items in those high traffic aisles).
- You can find out which items get attention but don’t sell, they may need a price adjustment.
This short list will increase your bottom line.
As you get used to using your system in this way, you will more than likely find other areas you need to pay attention to so you can increase your profits more.
5) Protect Yourself from False Liability Law Suits
It seems as if some people live their entire life trying to take advantage of others. No one knows this better than a property management firm who has to defend themselves against a false claim. To protect yourself you should have a surveillance system professionally installed that has unlimited video data storage. A crafty lawyer will advise their client to wait at least 3 – 6 months or more (depending what the law allows) before filing a claim. They know that most systems rewrite their video data after 30 – 90 days, which eliminates any proof there may be. A system with unlimited video storage allows you access to your data for life. This will certainly provide you with peace of mind. The bottom line is that a properly installed security camera system gives the business owner more control over their business.
Make sure that the system will give you clear pictures and unlimited storage as well. If you are in the market for a new surveillance system or an upgrade to your current system, contact us for a free evaluation. You will meet with one of our company owners at your convenience.