The primary purpose for installing a camera surveillance system is to deter theft and criminal activities, but that’s not the only benefit. In addition to protecting against break-ins and burglaries, a camera system can also improve productivity and make the workplace safer.
A camera surveillance system offers a number of benefits, including:
- Prevent Theft and Illegal Activities
The mere presence of security cameras is known to deter suspicious activities; stop theft, vandalism and shoplifting; and alert monitoring center personnel about developing security situations.
- Employee Theft Prevention
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, approximately 75% of employees steal. Many of our customers had employee pilfering and even the removal of larger tools and supplies before getting a camera surveillance system. When employees know they’re under surveillance, they are less inclined to pilfer company property.
- Increased Employee Productivity
Employee monitoring is not just for recording theft. Employees who know they are being monitored are more likely to stay on task instead of spending their time doing something else. Business owners can also use monitoring to determine if they’re over- or understaffed. It won’t take long after installing a camera surveillance system to learn a lot about your company’s productivity.
- A Safer Workplace
Unfortunately, workplace safety is becoming ever more important. Security cameras mounted at entrances, exits, and in parking lots create a safer environment for your employees. They will feel more at ease in and around your building and while walking to their cars after dark.
- Avoid Frivolous Lawsuits
New camera surveillance systems can record audio, as well as video and the recordings make excellent defense against faked slip-and-fall injuries, rough behavior between employees, and harassment claims. They can also be used to deny counter-suits brought by disgruntled employees and employees caught stealing.
- Lower insurance premiums and taxes
Many insurance companies offer premium discounts for a camera surveillance system and monitoring. You may also be eligible to claim relevant tax deductions for the purchase of a camera surveillance system. You should check with your insurance agent and tax advisor for details.
Discover how easy it is to safeguard your assets, better serve your employees, and improve the day-to-day operations of your business with a reliable surveillance camera system from Metro Alarm & Lock. We have a camera system for every budget and the loss prevention and productivity improvement typically pays for the new system in months.
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