Benefits of having security cameras in your business

Benefits of having security cameras in your business

As a business owner, you can’t be everywhere at once. But that doesn’t mean you can’t see what’s been happening in every part of your business. 

This is what security cameras allow you to do. Just some of the benefits include:

1. Prevent Employee Theft

It’s hard to believe that your employees would ever steal from you. But it does happen. 

With security cameras, you can catch a thief in the act and use the evidence to take action. Read more about how to prevent employee theft.

2. Reduce Insurance Costs

Many insurance providers can offer discount rates if you have security cameras. It also lets your insurance provider know that you are serious about protecting your business and taking the necessary steps to protect your business from theft.

3. Monitor Your Employees

Are your employees actually working when you’re not there? It’s hard to monitor workflow and what is going on in your business without cameras. 

With cameras you can see whose accessing important files, monitor employee behaviour or see who signed for a delivery that’s gone missing.

4. Ensure a Safer Workplace

As well as protecting your business with security cameras it’s also important to use them to protect your employees. Having security cameras in place at your business can help prevent and discourage inappropriate behaviour such as harassment.

Employees are less likely to act inappropriately towards other staff if they know they are being watched on security cameras. You will also have evidence of any incidents that occur for any complaints that are filed.

5. Reduce Theft

Having security cameras inside and outside your business is a great way to help deter crime and theft. According to recent retail industry studies, the average small business loses $50,000 per year from theft.

Security cameras outside your business is off-putting to any potential thieves as they don’t want to be caught. Meanwhile, security cameras inside your business allow you to record footage to use as evidence in the event of theft.

6. Business Insights

Cameras can help retail businesses identify customer traffic routes, show customer demographics, and provide insight about customer service.

If you’re a business considering cameras, please get in touch with us.