Business Video Surveillance
Benefits Businesses Of All Sizes
Having a security camera system at your business is one of the best things you can do to protect your investment, employees, and customers.
Every piece of inventory that walks off of your property without being paid for is money lost from your bottom line. Sometimes just having a visible security system is enough to deter would-be thieves from attempting to steal from your business. Just the sight of security signage, cameras, and security system touchpads can help reduce the inventory losses. When something does disappear, you can check the DVR video to catch the thief in action. This helps the police to apprehend the suspect.
Catch The Burglars
Shoplifters cause losses to your bottom line, but the damage they do rarely compares to the damage done by a burglar. Burglars who break into your business after hours are usually looking for the cash in your register, the money in your safe or to steal your most expensive inventory. With camera security surveillance, the burglars are more likely to be caught. The video from your video security system will give police the information they need. This means there is a better chance of recovering your cash or inventory.
Avoid Fraudulent Claims
It’s unfortunate, but sometimes customers and employees make fraudulent claims against a business. Fraudulent claims occur less frequently in a business with a visible security system installation. If they do occur, the system will allow you to check the validity of the claim immediately. The video can be given to your lawyer for submission in court, if necessary.
Ensure Employee Safety
One of the biggest benefits of a security system is that you are protecting your building, your inventory, and everyone who works in the building. Employees are safer, more confident and more productive when they have a security system to protect them. There are many safety features for employees that can be added to a security system installation. Some of these include panic buttons and parking lot video monitoring.
Gain Insurance Discounts
It may be a benefit that you haven’t considered, however some insurance companies will offer discounts for businesses with security systems. The rules on which systems receive the discount can vary based on your carrier, so you may want to talk to a representative before selecting a system. Some companies require monitored systems that call automatically in the case of a fire or after-hours break in.
Lower Your Energy Costs
One of the most overlooked benefits of a security system is that some systems can be used to help you manage your energy use, saving you even more money. Some security systems allow the light, heating and air conditioning, and other major electrical appliances to be tied into the system. If you choose one of these systems, you can schedule your lights to come on/off and your HVAC system to begin heating or cooling at a specific time. You can also set these utilities to be triggered when the system is armed or unarmed. For example, you can set the system to turn the lights off when the alarm is armed. This prevents lights from being left on all night, and the HVAC system from heating and cooling an empty building.
Because each business is unique, not every business finds all of these benefits to be useful. At the same time, you will probably discover even more benefits to having a security system installation with camera security surveillance that is customized to your business. Contact us today to learn more about installing a commercial video surveillance system for your business.
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