Having a video surveillance system for your business may seem a bit over the top. After all, thieves only knock over gas stations and liquor stores in the wee hours of the night, right? This might be what the movies make it look like, but the reality is that thieves don’t discriminate when it comes to their targets.
A video surveillance system can both discourage thieves from targeting your business as well as be the last line of defense if they do break in. Here are five reasons you need a video surveillance system at your office.
They Stop Break Ins From Ever Happening- When scouting a location, the last thing a thieve wants to see is a video camera staring right back at him. Studies have found that 60% of burglars won’t even try to rob you if you have video surveillance.
Protect Against Liability- Having a physical location opens up your business to all kinds of liabilities. From a small slip and fall to sexual harassment claims and workplace violence, having a video system will help you set the record straight in the event of a lawsuit.
Cut Costs- Everyone knows having a video system makes your business a safer place, including insurance companies. In fact, some insurance companies will even offer you a discount on your monthly premiums when you invest in a video surveillance system.
Keep Employees Honest- We all like to think that we’ve hired employees who wouldn’t even think about stealing from the company. However, the US Department of Commerce estimates that 75% of all employees steal. This could be something small like some office supplies, or it could be large amounts of cash. Having a video system keep an eye on things will help you identify any employees with sticky fingers.
Identify The Bad Guys- This one is obvious, but it’s still worth stating because 40% of small businesses that get robbed have cash stolen. With odds that high you’ll want to know what the perp looks like so you can track them down.
These are just five reasons your business could benefit from a video surveillance system. If you want more information please contact us at 800-283-6202.