4 Reasons Your Business Needs Video Surveillance

Having a successful business can depend on a lot of factors. To keep your business profitable, you need to have employees that give you their best, a good product or service that people need and want, and you need to be in a market that has high demand of what you are trying to sell. Then there is the need to keep your business safe from theft, both your employees and from outside threats. Having business surveillance should be a priority for any business in today’s world. Below, we will go over the reasons you need a quality video surveillance system.

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1.  Employee Production Increases

It’s been proven through research that employees who are being monitored tend to be more responsible. Video surveillance cuts back on the amount of time your employees spend chatting and taking too many breaks and increases their productivity. Additionally, personnel will be easier to find by management who can use surveillance to make sure all employees are where they are supposed to be.

2.  Prevents Theft & Provides Safety

Obviously, video surveillance does a great deal to prevent thieves from attempting to break into your facility, but it also protects you from those employees you may not know so well. Internal theft does happen. Having cameras in strategic locations can both deter thieves and make employees think twice about stealing from you. If you have a high turn-over or if there are many employees in your company, video surveillance is key.

3.  Prevents Fraud

By having video surveillance systems at your business, you can protect yourself from persons trying to claim they slipped and fell on your property, or something of that sort. These types of frauds may be from customers or personnel at your place of business. The best part is that you will always have visual proof of what happens because your surveillance feed will be saved in a data center for you to review if and when you need to. This provides essential evidence in the event that you need to go to court.

4.  Lowers Insurance

Most businesses that have surveillance coverage have lower premiums with their insurers. There are also internal corporate policies which require you to have surveillance to be in compliance with specific regulations.

Combining Surveillance Security

Having surveillance for your business is a good start to protect your business from theft and fraud while allowing you to have lower insurance premiums. Most importantly, it provides and safe and secure environment for your employees, which is safe from both internal and external threats, and boosts employee productivity. When you combine surveillance with other forms of security, you make your business nearly impenetrable. A few examples include:

  • Intercom Systems: Intercoms combined with video surveillance allow you not only to be able to see who is at your door, but to identify them by their voice before they come through your secured entrance.
  • Access Control/Bio-Metrics: With access control, you will be able to give certain employees clearance for different parts of your facility. You can give these employees access via access card, fingerprint scan, retina scan, palm scan, face scan, or even voice recognition technology. By seeing who logs through a door by access card or biometrics along with video surveillance, you will be able to know who comes and goes and when.
  • Alarms: With alarms being used in just about every business today you will automatically be able to jump to specific alarms in your business with the click of a surveillance switch to see what the problem is immediately.

Having Experts Install Your Surveillance

It’s no wonder so many businesses have video surveillance already installed in and around the New York City area. Total Security has been providing these services for over ten years, building a reputation for top-notch customer service, integrity, timely installations, and affordable rates. Our efforts have earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Contact Total Security at (516) 775-2304 for a free onsite estimate.