Reasons to use CCTV for your business

Installing a CCTV system at your business’ premises provides many benefits, capturing a video and audio feed of activities that happen on site. Here are some of the top reasons to use CCTV for your business.

To Prevent Crime

Many studies have highlighted the effectiveness of CCTV as a crime deterrent. If someone at your business premises intends to commit a crime, but becomes aware of your CCTV system, it’s likely they will think twice about the impending act. To maximise the effectiveness of your system, you should ensure cameras are visible, and use signs to inform people of their presence.

To Catch Burglars

Sometimes, although less common when CCTV is installed, burglars fail to notice the security system. Consequently, they will go ahead with the intended crime, stealing expensive equipment and goods from your business. In these situations, CCTV systems will provide indisputable evidence, which will prove vital in tracking down the criminals.

To Reduce Insurance Premiums

Thanks to its use as a crime deterrent, CCTV can significantly reduce your insurance premiums. Insurance companies believe that businesses with CCTV installed present less risk, as they are less likely to make a claim due to criminal activity within the business. Consequently, they are able to offer their insurance products at a discounted rate. This helps mitigate the cost of the security system, making it a worthwhile investment.

To Implement a Cost-Effective Security Solution

CCTV, when compared with some of the alternatives, is a highly cost-effective solution. You don’t need to employ security staff to keep watch of your premises, which can be expensive. Instead, you have a constant feed of video footage, for a one-off, initial fee.

To Prevent Misconduct

When you have CCTV installed at your premises, it’s likely the productivity of your staff will increase, and the risk of misconduct will decrease. Even if you aren’t using the CCTV to monitor your staff, simply knowing the system exists is usually enough to deter your employees from breaking any rules.

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