The Benefits of Security Systems for Businesses
Billions of dollars are lost by businesses every year due to theft, fraudulent claims, and damage. Whether employees or third-parties are responsible for these losses, you can protect your business, deter theft and damage, and have evidence on hand in the case of an incident. How? With comprehensive commercial security systems equipped with CCTV cameras! Protect your business, your assets, your employees, and much more. Here’s a look at what good security and surveillance systems can do for your business:
Reduce Crime around Your Business
Criminals have a tendency to target businesses that seem vulnerable. By having a security system and CCTV surveillance, you reduce your company’s apparent vulnerability, and this may potentially deter crimes. Make sure to have CCTV camera systems installed not only on the interior and exterior of your building, but also in your parking lot to prevent criminals from vandalizing or breaking into your employees’ cars. After all, criminals are less likely to burglarize or damage a business or vehicle when they are more likely to get caught.
Protect Your Company
Direct “blue collar crimes” are not the only dangers your business faces. Unfortunately, fraudulent claims are frequently made against businesses, such as wrongful injury and harassment claims. With surveillance cameras, you can either verify or refute such claims with video evidence, protecting your business from being held liable for wrongful incidents that did not actually take place, or from suffering the reputational consequences of poorly handling a legitimate claim.
Protect Your Employees
Customers, clients, and other employees may try to make claims of misconduct against your employees. You can protect them by having a surveillance system, which will provide evidence that can either verify or refute such claims. This protects your employees from wrongful, fraudulent lawsuits and other issues.
Furthermore, if your business has a surveillance camera system, your employees are also more likely to be protected from assault and other dangers. Such crimes are less likely to occur in businesses monitored by a security system and surveillance cameras. And, if a crime or incident does occur, a camera system offers concrete evidence.
Create a Safer Work Environment
By having a security system for your business, you create an environment where any issues – fraudulent or legitimate – can be identified and substantiated or disproven, and any crimes that take place will be quickly and effectively resolved. In this, your business becomes a place where fewer false claims are made, legitimate claims are taken seriously, and employees feel comfortable and safe knowing that they have evidence and a quick response on their side in case of an incident.
Employees who feel safer tend to be more productive, as they are less distracted by potential threats to their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Plus, with CCTV camera systems, your employees know they can get caught “lying down on the job” so to speak, and the productivity per employee is more likely to improve when you can keep track of who is working hard and who is padding their hours.
Protect Your Assets
Theft of property or information can cause serious damage to a business and its functionality. With surveillance cameras and security systems, theft by employees, clients, customers, and third-party thieves is less likely, and it does occur, taking decisive action is much easier.
Ensure Quick, Effective Response
A good business security system can instantly alert you with text messages or automated phone calls if the perimeter is breached or unusual activity is detected. In addition, a well-designed system can also automatically alert the authorities, and it can provide evidence to ensure any criminals are quickly identified and brought to justice.
Reduce Insurance Costs
Insurance rates are determined primarily by risk. By having a CCTV security system, you decrease the chances of loss and increase the chances that any criminals will be caught, thereby reducing your risk. As a result, your insurance costs go down, and that helps your bottom line.
Better Security, Better Business, Better Bottom Line
A commercial security system with CCTV surveillance may seem like a hefty investment, but the reality is, the benefits will drastically decrease your costs overall from insurance, theft, losses, and damage. At Customer 1st Communications, we want to help keep your business secure. Our security and CCTV experts will not only help you plan your high-quality, highly-effective business security system, but we will design and install the project within your budget and your timeframe. To schedule your free consultation, call 855-832-4212 (855-TECH-C1C) or contact us online.