Top 5 Reasons to Get (or Upgrade!) a Video Surveillance System
If you’re a business owner, it’s likely that the thought of installing a video surveillance system has crossed your mind. Or, maybe you currently have an old security camera system, and are wondering if you should update yours. Read on to learn all about how a video surveillance system can benefit your business, and why you should consider upgrading yours today!
Maintain a professional appearance
Security systems can provide a peace of mind for your customers. They will know that you are committed to protecting their safety while on your premises. Beyond your customer’s safety, small business owners and managers can use this footage to analyze customer shopping habits, in order to optimize your customer’s experience through traffic patterns and product placement.
Deter burglars on the spot
In a survey of more than 1,000 small-businesses, insurance company Insureon discovered that 8.8% experienced a burglary or theft [i]. Strategically placed security cameras can deter a burglar on the spot. A burglar will be looking for an easy target – one where they will not be easily caught.
Provide Evidence for Investigations
In the event that you do experience a break-in or some other form of crime, a video surveillance system in the workplace will offer evidence for an investigation. Or, your outside cameras may be able to provide evidence for investigations of activity happening in your vicinity.
Protect against liability claims
Break-in’s aren’t the only thing you may need video surveillance for to protect yourself from. The same Insureon survey found that 2.4% of business experienced a customer injury and 10.6% had an employee injury on site. Video footage can protect you from a customer or employee falsely accusing you for an accident that occurred on your property. Reviewing the footage can help you resolve the issue fairly to everyone involved and determine liability.
A Better Experience
Video surveillance systems have come a long way from their humble beginnings. IP systems allow the user to store recorded footage on servers, hard-drives, or NVRs, allowing for ease of storage and accessibility. One of the biggest upgrades is remote video monitoring. Approved employees can view your surveillance footage as it’s happening, or go back and look at old footage, from a mobile device, computer, or tablet device no matter where they are. Now you can keep an eye on your business, even if you are away.
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