3 Ways Surveillance Cameras Can Be Of Use In A Business Setting

July 9th, 2020

Businesses, including the ones in Chico have all sorts of things on their plates today. For one, proprietors are having to alter practices and employ new strategies because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also the problems that plagued organizations before this health crisis erupted, such as employee theft, shoplifting, and vandalism. While investing in security equipment may not do much to help with the novel coronavirus, the venture can be useful for combating criminals.

This article will focus on how security cameras can be helpful to organizations. Hence, curious Chico business owners should stick around to learn more. With any luck, one of the sections will be just what they need to get off of the fence when it comes to investing in security equipment. 

Curb Employee Theft With Surveillance Cameras

Employee theft and vendor fraud cost businesses in the United States a ton of money each year. Chico bosses should never allow these problems to linger on and on and on. If they do, bankruptcy could be in their futures. Surveillance cameras and clear monitoring policies are tools that companies can use to deter workers and contractors from stealing. Why? Well, when the devices are present, individuals know that inappropriate actions can be captured on video. Thus, they tend to walk straight lines and do what is right to avoid stiff consequences. 

Utilize Security Cameras To Catch Shoplifters Before They Leave The Store

Shoplifters can be quite sneaky. On some occasions, the criminals work alone. Meanwhile, in other instances, the thieves form groups and hit locations. One or more members will cause distractions, while the others stuff goods inside backpacks, jackets, pants, and more. It can be quite challenging for loss prevention teams to catch these perpetrators with such commotion going on. That is where surveillance cameras can come in handy.

A member of the security staff can watch live feeds on monitors. He or she can alert team members to any problems that they find. Those guards can then step in as necessary to stop shoplifters in their tracks and prevent merchandise, which has not been paid for, from leaving the store. 

Surveillance Cameras Can Offer Employees Peace Of Mind

Employees can freak themselves out when they have to walk through dark parking lots and garages. Thoughts of rapists, murderers, kidnappers, and more hiding in the shadows creep into their minds. Who can blame them really, though? News outlets are always covering stories about such criminals and the damage they cause. Bosses can install security cameras in these locations to give their workers peace of mind.

They know that somebody is monitoring the equipment. Thus, should anything happen, help will be on the way shortly. Also, your people will feel better about leaving their rides in the garages or lots when surveillance cameras are present. They know that if one of their vehicles get broken into or stolen, the police can use the footage to identify suspects and ensure that justice is served. 

Are you in the market for business security cameras? If so, please, don’t hesitate to give us a call. 

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators