There was a time when surveillance techniques were utilized only in shopping centers and malls. Now-a-days, you can notice closed-circuit televisions almost any place you visit, from a small store to homes and Churches. As a result, they guarantee greater public security at a fraction of the cost. RHT and our dedicated partners are able to analyze your needs onsite, and develop a cost effective solution to secure your business.
Traditionally, big organizations have always had the benefits of video surveillance manned by security professionals. In the past times, the events captured on video were used to expose important information and work as proof after the event happened. But, moderner technologies let users to check and reply to alarms immediately.
There are a multitude of benefits for having a video surveillance system:
- Security cameras provide an accurate portrayal of the events.
- They protect you business by deterring potential burglars or predators and employee theft.
- Keeping people from suing for a fall, etc. on your property when it’s not true and they’re just seeking money (i.e. frivolouslawsuits).
- Making sure your staff is performing at their best and providing adequate customer service. At the same time protects them from false accusations.
- They can provide an hefty discount on your business insurance policy.
- If you have digital cameras that connect to a networked computer system, you can check on your business while out of town
- Security cameras don’t fall asleep (rarely, anyway).
- Keeps a record of the activities in the businesses – is a new display working, what area are people looking in the most catch any arguing or disputes.
- Improve image in eyes of customers- customers feel as you are protecting them and feel safer being in your store which in turn improves customer relations.
With a video surveillance system, it is best to install more than one camera to optimize the coverage. Some prime locations are at all entrances/exits, where money is located (cash register, vault, etc.), and employee break rooms. If you sell merchandise, it’s also a good idea to point them at the merchandise floor to catch shoplifters in the act.
Some of the considerations that are important for placement are as follows
- What is my biggest security threat?
- What kind of merchandise do I sell?
- What has been my worst theft problem over the last year and would having a security camera have helped to prevent the loss or catch the thief?
- Does my neighborhood and surrounding contribute to my overall security?