Installing a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system is an effective measure to increase the security of a business site and also to improve the efficiency and performance of a business’s operations.
Installing a CCTV system will instantly act to deter criminals and theft. Intruders look for easy targets that will draw little attention to themselves. Seeing a CCTV system installed at your business site will encourage them to move on to a new target, as they will not want to be caught on camera.
Effective for both external and internal security, CCTV cameras can deter internal theft by leaving no area unmonitored.
Vandalism can also be deterred by the presence of a CCTV system. Criminals don’t want to be caught, so are likely to move on to a new target if they think they will be caught on camera committing a crime.
Make sure that your CCTV cameras are visual and cover the key, if not all, areas of your site for maximum protection against vandalism.
Your business CCTV system can help to identify criminals and bring them to justice. Capturing your intruder or suspicious activity on camera is worth more than just sounding an alarm.
The police or relevant authorities will be able to use the camera footage for evidence as well as help to identify wanted criminals.
Keeping track of your employees’ performance is a great benefit of installing a CCTV system on your business premises. You will be able to monitor their timekeeping and attendance, a useful tool for when you are not on-site yourself. A CCTV system also allows you to see if your staff are behaving appropriately and professionally. You could even use the footage for customer training purposes, to show how, or how not to behave within the workplace.
Monitoring the safety of your staff is a great benefit of installing a CCTV system. Not only can you check they are following safety procedures, particularly when you may not be present, but the footage can also be used as evidence if there did happen to be an accident and a claim was made.
A benefit of CCTV systems that should not be overlooked, is the peace of mind you’ll experience knowing that all areas of your site are being monitored. Eliminate the worry of what is happening on-site when you aren’t there or when the business is closed, perhaps at weekends, bank holidays or over Christmas.
Many insurance companies recognise that installing a CCTV system will increase your business’ security and therefore you could benefit from reduced insurance premiums. Because your premises is deemed a lower security risk, you experience reduced costs, making your CCTV system extremely cost-effective.
CCTV footage from your business’ system can be a great source of evidence when dealing with insurance claims and can be beneficial for your case. This is a major benefit of having it installed and can be used to protect your business and employees.