The Benefits of Mall Security Cameras

April 11th, 2018

In this current time and age, it would be quite unusual to come across a mall in Chico, CA that has not installed any security cameras. For many, this may appear as a small easily overlooked measure but there are indeed numerous benefits to having security cameras stalled in a mall.

1. Prevention of theft

Of course, this may as well be the most obvious reason for installing security cameras anywhere. The cameras offer some form of accountability in that if any theft were to take place, there would be something to use to attempt to track the bandits. All parts of a mall - from the retail shops to the storage facilities and even on to the delivery areas are likely to attract thieves and so proper security measures are required besides merely employing security guards.

2. Prevention of Crime

Apart from identifying a thief, using security cameras one can observe suspicious activity from a specific individual or group of people and follow up accordingly hence averting a disaster. Such action may end up preventing crime such as kidnappings, terror attacks, fights and other acts of violence in Chico, CA.

3. Assisting in Crime Investigations

Should a crime take place, then the police and investigators would expect to be given the security camera footages so as to help in solving the crime. The footage is bound to reveal any suspicious persons as well as other aspects surrounding the crime which has taken place.

4. Coordination of Security Guards

From the monitors connected to the security cameras, the head security personnel can easily keep track of his staff. This is done so as to locate the guards and dispatch them accordingly should there arise a riot or any other need for extra security in a specific location in Chico, CA.

5. Increasing Customer Safety and Comfort

We all want to feel safe and secure no matter where we may be and so if shoppers are too frequent any mall, they have to feel safe there no matter what may happen. The overall level of security in a mall is increased once security cameras are put up and even so, people tend to behave themselves when they realize their every move may be watched.

This heightened sense of security may particularly come in handy if the mall has one or more 24-hour establishments or ATMs. You wouldn't want to withdraw a wad of cash only to keep looking over your shoulder as you walk to your car, would you?

6. Monitoring Employee Activity

As previously mentioned above, people tend to be better behaved when they are aware that they may be watched. The case is no different when it comes to the employees working in a mall in Chico, CA. Security cameras will prove to be beneficial if you want to keep an eye on a certain employee who may be stealing from you or to simply watch out for those prone to exhibiting certain improper conduct while at the workplace. Cameras may also reveal just how diligent an employee is in terms of customer service and the likes.

Essentially, it really isn't possible to overlook the immense importance of having security cameras installed in any establishment more so a mall.

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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
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