The benefits of video surveillance for your business
Video surveillance for your company can be both a deterrent to crime and a valuable business tool. By keeping a constant eye on all areas of your enterprise, you can help protect your assets, employees and customers, while optimizing profits.
Today’s digital video surveillance systems are more intelligent and effective than ever before. They offer remote monitoring from your computer, tablet or smartphone, so you can watch over your business from anywhere you are. Additional features include automatic notifications, video analytics, motion sensors, even GPS capabilities.
To use smart video surveillance to the best advantage for your business, you should first consider what your goals are, then use customized applications to suit your needs.
You want to deter theft
It’s human nature. People are less likely to commit a crime if they know they are being watched and the risk of getting caught is greater. In addition to customer theft, theft by employees is also an important issue. Employee theft can include the theft of products, supplies, money and time. When employees know they are being monitored, they are less likely to steal and are more productive with their time. And, when monitoring employees, video footage provides the employer with proof for lawful termination and to use in court, if needed.
Smart video surveillance application: For retail shops, place security cameras at cash checkouts, preferably behind the cashier on the wall, mounted high enough to be out of reach of a criminal. This also allows you to monitor all employee activity at the cash, including transactions and refunds.
You want to monitor business activity
As a business owner, you may want to be many places at once, but it is just not possible. Video surveillance can be critical for small to medium size businesses, as it helps you:
• review customer interactions to find ways to improve
• track customer flow throughout your place of business
• monitor employee productivity, punctuality and conflicts
Smart video surveillance application: In offices, place security cameras where staff enter and exit to observe punctuality. Seeing employee computer screens on video encourages employee productivity. Conflicts often arise between employees in the break room and other common areas and are well-served with a security camera. The same goes for restricted access areas. For retail locations, once again placing cameras on the sales floor and cash checkouts allows you to view footage of customer interactions and transactions, so you can make notes and offer feedback to your staff. Also, you can place cameras to track the flow of business and provide insight into the best locations to display merchandise.
You wish to create a safer environment for employees and customers
Installing smart cameras in and around your business helps you create a safer environment for your customers and employees. In many business, both large and small, there are many opportunities for accidents, injuries and crime. Monitoring your workplace with video surveillance allows owners to better monitor, identify and control any safety hazards. Your employees and customers stay safer and video surveillance may also lead to a discount on your insurance policy.
Smart video surveillance application: Loading docks, your warehouse and parking lots should all be monitored with video surveillance. In warehouses, where many companies store valuable assets of their business, security cameras should be strategically located at all employee entrances and exits, as well as the loading dock. Smart video that allows for recording, downloading and playback allows a business owner to review the video if there is missing inventory or to verify a delivery.
There are so many benefits to using smart video surveillance for your business. If you’re curious about the best smart security cameras for business or, what kind of security application your business needs, call 855.958.8181 to speak to one of our smart video experts.