Video camera surveillance is a common sight in many public spaces today, from the supermarket to a retail store. Although we generally understand that these video cameras are for security purposes, these also have other uses that make it super valuable to any business owner.
Video surveillance in the workplace protects both the company and its employees. In fact, its importance is so valuable that many are willing to pay for its cost regardless.
Here are just some of the ways in which video camera surveillance can help you in your workplace.
1. Protects the Company
Install video surveillance systems inside and outside the workplace to record criminals who vandalize or steal company property. The video images will help the police in the ensuing investigation.
Moreover, the cameras can act as a crime deterrent, not only from outsider theft but employee theft as well. When criminals see a surveillance camera, or employees know surveillance is in place, they will be discouraged to do any criminal or suspicious activities.
2. Protects the Employees
Video surveillance systems protect employees both directly and indirectly. Video cameras are often located in company parking lots and outside the building to record criminal activity. These also allow company security officers to ensure that the employees reach their vehicles safely.
In more serious cases, the video surveillance system is also able to record instances of employee abuse or harassment towards other employees, which can be used as evidence against the abuser. Similarly, video surveillance protects employees indirectly by monitoring each visitor who comes into the building and keeping a video record of any suspicious activity that can put the employees at risk.
3. Monitors Productivity
Managers and supervisors can use video surveillance to gauge employee productivity, determine job performance areas where the employee needs improvement and make sure that employees follow company safety rules. Maintenance employees can use video surveillance cameras to detect equipment that needs repair or are operating in an unsafe manner. Because employees, managers and supervisors cannot be everywhere at once, a video surveillance system monitors productivity without hiring additional personnel.
4. Keeps Customer Records
Retail establishments use video surveillance to monitor what customers do. For example, if a client claims to have purchased an expensive item but does not have the receipt, video surveillance records are used to determine whether they were in the store on the day in question, and if they did purchase the item.
Video surveillance can also clarify an exchange between a client and a store employee. If the customer is looking for financial compensation because she claims an employee was rude to her, and the video evidence says otherwise, the store can present its evidence to support the employee’s case.
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Ultimately, video camera surveillance serves as your extra pair of eyes because of its ability to help capture places and events in places that are outside of your reach.
Zagame Security Group further strengthen your security by keeping track of your workplace through our 24/7 operator, which means you can safely leave your workplace knowing that there will always be someone keeping an eye out for you and your business.