Recently there’s been an explosion of increasingly sophisticated IP (internet protocol) cameras so now businesses of all sizes can benefit from improved security. Protecting your business, equipment, property, employees, and customers are all significant benefits to having a surveillance camera system.
Most security cameras now transmit footage to an iPhone and Android app so you can tune in to see all is safe from wherever you are. These ‘smart’ cameras can alert you if they detect movement, some additionally have facial recognition and usually there’s a microphone which can detect noise as well.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider a surveillance system for your business.
Reduce and Prevent Theft with Business Security Camera Systems
Placing security cameras throughout a business can help prevent crimes such as vandalism and theft as well as break ins. According to research businesses lose 190 million a year from employee theft alone in the UK so even small offices without multiple premises should have security surveillance in in operation.
Do Real Time Monitoring
Real time remote video monitoring can be extremely useful. Commercial video surveillance will allow any approved employee to monitor critical areas of the business continuously. This monitoring can be done from a computer, mobile phone or tablet anywhere, anytime. What’s more, it is even possible to have multiple sites communicate using the same network, with each of the camera views accessible through the internet.
Another reason to consider surveillance in your business, especially those operating in a large building such as a factory, is to improve worker productivity. Communication between different buildings and departments is improved, which can improve overall production. In addition, employees are more likely to work at their fullest capabilities when they know they are being monitored.
Resolve Business Disputes
No matter what type of business you run, disputes are going to occur. In large retail buildings for example, disputes usually happen between employees and customers. Usually when a disagreement occurs, business managers need to understand exactly what happened. A surveillance camera can provide clear video proof about the entire incident. This will lead to a fair resolution and reduce workplace violence.
Provide Evidence for Investigations
Another major benefit of having a video surveillance system in the workplace is to offer evidence for investigation. If any type of criminal activity or suspicious activity occurs around your company, the cameras can help identify anyone that is caught stealing from the business. And it also provides visual evidence for the police investigation
Store and find footage quickly and easily with IP cameras
IP camera systems allow users to store all recorded footage digitally using a hard drive, network server, or an NVR. Digital storage provides an easier searching capability, which makes it easier to find the footage anytime you want.
Save Money in Business Surveillance
Placing video surveillance systems are also cost-efficient. They are less costly than hiring full-time security officers for every corner, entrance, exit and etc and the latest IP systems for business use the cloud and are a lot cheaper to run. Plus most surveillance cameras have excellent night vision so you can have piece of mind when you lock up at night.
By Paul Routledge, Country Manager D-Link Europe
Kizzi Nkwocha is the editor of Business Game Changer Magazine and publisher of The UK Newspaper, Money and Finance Magazine, the net’s fastest growing wealth creation publication. Kizzi Nkwocha is chair of The Ethical Publishers Association and co-chair of The Logistics Association. Kizzi made his mark in the UK as a publicist, journalist and social media pioneer. As a widely respected and successful media consultant he has represented a diverse range of clients including the King of Uganda, and Amnesty International. Nkwocha has also become a well-known personality on both radio and television. He has been the focus of a Channel 4 documentary on publicity and has hosted his own talk show, London Line, on Sky TV. He has also produced and presented both radio and TV shows in Cyprus and Spain.