Benefits of Video Security for your Business or Organization
There are many benefits to installing a video security system at a commercial establishment. Most people immediately think of a retail business or office building when commercial establishment is mentioned. However, recent crimes and vandalism has led organizations and leaders in institutions to consider the benefits of video surveillance in order to protect infrastructure, employees, and the general public.
The obvious benefits to having a video security system at a place of business are numerous. Most install a system in order to provide protection of property and for loss prevention purposes. As with any retail environment, theft is prevalent. Being able to document the crime, possibly recover stolen property, and aid in the prosecution is important to an establishment. Patrons also have a sense of safety whenever a video security system is utilized. The image of an organization helping protect the consumer, as well as the business, can be a good public relations tool.
Some establishments might choose video monitoring within the workplace in order to confirm employee productivity and performance. In higher risk industries, video monitoring can be used for safety and to help deter false worker’s compensation claims. Compensation insurance protection premiums can skyrocket after a worker’s injury claim, thus installing video security cameras in public employee areas can often be an economical prevention to false claims.
Although video monitoring has many advantages for retail businesses, there are other industrial and organization applications. For instance, automated manufacturing processes are often completed by machinery with little to no human interface. Manufacturing applications of video surveillance can include monitoring automated equipment or processes for any problems as well as correcting glitches within a production facility. The benefit of having documentation for isolating a mechanical or systematic problem can be beneficial for solving a matter effectively.
Sadly, some of America’s most sacred establishments have fallen victim to random violence. Present day reality in the United States is that no grounds are immune to criminal activity. Since the beginning of 2012, church organizations across the United States have experienced violence on church property in Maryland, Colorado, Washington, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, and Texas. The increased violence has led many religious organizations to consider installing video security systems to help discourage, or possibly prevent violence. This proactive measure is also beneficial by deterring vandals from causing damage to church property.
Regardless of the type of organization, business, or establishment, the benefits of a properly installed and serviced video security system outweighs the drawbacks. The ability to protect infrastructure, patrons, equipment, inventory, employees, residents, and lives should be considered a small investment rather than an expense. Lack of protection can result in extreme financial hardship and severely damage a reputation if an organization is proven negligent by not providing a safe environment for patrons and employees.
Expense was once a factor when considering a video security system. Just like most other technology, the price of security cameras and digital video recorders has drastically fallen. A quality system can be custom designed and installed at a fraction of the investment from a few years back. Find a reputable licensed contractor to discuss your needs and obtain a free estimate…before you become a victim!