Recent studies show that you, as a business owner, can prevent from a quarter to a half of criminal conducts by just installing a video security camera and/or system. With current crime level this is an investment that will be paid off very shortly.
How can a security system actually protect your company?
1. Fraud Claims
Surprisingly enough, some people actually make a career out of faking slips and falls. Luckily, many of these cases were disputed by business owners that were utilizing cameras on their premises. It is important to install the cameras in all the areas of public use to avoid any of these issues.
2. Supply Theft
The goods that are displayed on a shelf where everybody sees them might not attract the thief as the stockroom, for example. It is usually out of sight and not monitored closely by anyone. Unfortunately all this makes it a great target for a thief. Installed camera will help you to ensure that the products are safe or where they have recently been disappearing.
3. Returns Theft
The products that are returned are usually stored in separate area where nobody pays much attention. This could be a great chance for an internal thief to fetch something out. Just a camera might make all the difference and show who your untrustworthy employees are.
4. Tool Theft
What a great chance to get a hold of expensive tools. Unless the tools are unique and marked somehow so that they are easy to track down, you should be considering buying a camera for the places where the tools are kept.
5. Office Creepers
There are always printers, monitors, laptops and other devices laying around in any office and there is a separate kind of thieves that is called “office creepers” that likes to get a hold of that stuff.
- Productivity Loss
Low productivity can also be classified as theft from the business income. Monitoring the productivity of the employees can resolve the issue and a surveillance system will be a great help.
7. More Productivity Loss
There is also another side of productivity loss that is caused by longer breaks than necessary, conversations that are not work-related, chatting, low motivation to get the task done and so on. Every business has issues with those type of employees, right? Surveillance cameras will help you to approach offenders in legally right way so that they can not argue your point.
8. Crimes Against Others
Customers and employees possess valuable items too, such as jewelry, cellphones, tools, cash, laptop, credit card information, etc. All this can be attractive for the thieves. In case with customer, this kind of experience – being robbed at a business they trust – will result in a loss of a valuable customer – the main source of income.
9. Customer Experience
Another great use for the surveillance camera – mystery shopping. A camera, attached to the body of a mystery shopper will reveal all the truth about the level and quality of customer service your employees are providing when they think that no one sees them. This is a great source of information that can be used in training and development purposes.
10. Outside Locked Doors
You would never think about this one. Your business might possess something else that thieves can sell for a good price – it is metal. Aluminum from AC, storm drains, copper wiring… Installing a camera will help you to pinpoint the issue.
We all know that it is impossible to have your eyes everywhere when you are running your business. But you can get very close to that by installing a good quality surveillance video camera. Modern cameras are very easy and quick to install and use and they are sold at a reasonable price. In any case, whenever there are concerns or goods shortage, you can always pull out a recording from even months ago and resolve the issue. In addition to that, it can help you legally prove the matter.