Like most businesses, protecting your premises, people and property is probably one of your top priorities. While there is a wide range of security measures you could choose, commercial CCTV is one of the most effective.
It will help increase the security of your business premises and help improve the efficiency and performance of your business operations.
CCTV can help your business reduce the cost and risk of criminal activity and protect your assets and staff with continuous monitoring of your facilities.
As such, commercial CCTV is one of the most cost-effective ways to provide round the clock security for your workplace.
Here, we look at some of the benefits of commercial CCTV and why you should consider investing in it.
Deter criminal activity
A commercial CCTV system provides an effective visual deterrent for would-be intruders or unwanted visitors.
Criminals usually look for soft targets so as not to draw attention to themselves when they’re up to no good. Seeing external CCTV cameras installed at your business premises will discourage them from breaking in or damaging your property, as they won’t want to get caught on camera.
Internal CCTV, meanwhile, can help deter or prevent employee theft.
For the best results, make sure your CCTV cameras are visible and cover the essential areas of your site – such as access points, storage areas or blind spots – for maximum protection against theft or vandalism.
While CCTV can’t physically prevent a crime from taking place, it can have a big say in detecting and identifying the perpetrators, bringing them to justice and recovering any stolen property.
CCTV cameras are there to capture footage of areas of your business when you’re not there, provide visual evidence of a security incident and discover what happened in the event of a crime taking place. For example, if there were a fight or a robbery, the footage would help police identify the aggressors, establish the facts and use it as evidence to prove their involvement.
Monitor staff performance
While preventing or deterring crime is one of the primary purposes of commercial CCTV, you can also use it to keep track of your employees’ performance and monitor things like their timekeeping, attendance and productivity. This can be a valuable tool for when you’re not on-site to keep an eye on things.
Internal CCTV can also help ensure all your staff are behaving professionally and appropriately.
Monitor staff safety
Commercial CCTV can help your business meet its health & safety responsibilities. With an internal CCTV system, you can monitor staff to ensure they are following your safety procedures.
And following a workplace incident or accident, you can use the footage to establish what happened and provide evidence to support your business in the event of a tribunal or compensation claim.
Peace of mind
As a business owner, commercial CCTV can give you the peace of mind of knowing that all the areas of your business are being monitored, even when you’re not there.
It means that when the business is closed, or you’re away on holiday, you can keep an eye on things from wherever you are.
And by being able to view all the goings-on in your business by CCTV, you’ll also be able to identify any potential issues or areas for improvement, to enhance your operations, efficiency and productivity.
If you have a commercial CCTV system, you may be able to negotiate cheaper insurance. Many insurers recognise the improved safety and security that a CCTV system can bring. Because your premises will be deemed as a lower security risk, you may be able to get cheaper insurance premiums, which can, in turn, help offset some of the cost of investing in CCTV.
You can also use footage from your commercial CCTV system to back up any potential insurance claims.
Investing in commercial CCTV
If you’re considering investing in a new commercial CCTV system or upgrading an existing one, then Netfit Communications can help.
We specialise in the design and installation of commercial CCTV to suit a wide range of business needs. Our systems use state-of-the-art technology from leading manufacturers to capture high-definition images and video of your premises, people, and operations 24-hours-a-day.
We install CCTV systems using the most efficient and reliable technology available and can incorporate the most innovative surveillance equipment from some of the world’s leading suppliers of video surveillance products, including Hikvision, Dahua Technology and Avigilon.
They are widely used in residential care homes, hospitals, private housing, social housing, public buildings, schools, holiday lets, farms and other commercial applications.
To discover more about the business benefits of commercial CCTV, contact us today to arrange a free, no-obligation quotation.