Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), is of course very useful when looked at from a security and surveillance viewpoint.
For instance if you own a store with a shop floor then your CCTV system will be installed with cameras on the walls around the floor, and also on the stock to increase security & to prevent a theft from occurring – allowing you to intervene if you or a member of staff notice it on camera, hopefully dissuading potential criminals from their acts, and also aiding the police in tracking the criminals once this has happened.
On the other hand there are also many more benefits to having CCTV installed in your premises, & even when it comes to the security and surveillance advantages discussed, still there are yet more than the one way in which it can work to improve surveillance and security, & safety for everyone working in the area.
Proving the innocence of you and your staff: Just as a CCTV set up will protect you & your organisation, it can additionally be used to protect the employees.
Of course it can prevent them from being on the receiving end of violence, but it also means it can be used in order to prove that they did *not* steel out of a cash drawer for instance stopping you from mistakenly accusing them and helping those who are honest to be more secure in their jobs. More accurate theft prevention should protect as many of your staff as it persecutes.
Likewise it could be beneficial in a legal case if the clients or customers should accuse your employees of having dishonestly advertised an item or in some way short changed, attacked or stolen from them among other potential crimes.
It can additionally safe guard your business from law suits because of on site accidents and also faulty goods and equipment which can come from both staff & customers and clients.
Increasing net profit: Though you could put a lot of cash into a CCTV installation, if this expense is spent intelligently then that will usually be an investment. Indeed that is the nature of business – you put money into something hoping to get more out (even if it’s indirectly as a result of losing less). This is no different for CCTV systems.
As CCTV minimises lawsuits against your business, vandalism of your property, theft of your goods and supplies, this will then mean you end up having to spend a lot less of your profit as a result of preventing all this with CCTV.
You won’t be constantly investing in replacement products supplies or paying to repair vandalism going to court cases to prove your companies innocence in a fraudulent claim (or paying out for them) or having customers steel from your till; this will all ensure that the investment you made on CCTV pays for itself in lots of different ways.
There are many benefits to having CCTV installed. Even more for certain types such as IP CCTV installation which can be found by following the links.