Sometimes, quality, and reliable surveillance cameras systems are looked at as something that is nice to have, but is too expensive, too much to deal with or an overkill for one’s purposes in general. This is when getting an inexpensive surveillance system may seem like a good idea, but it almost always ends in disappointment. Chances are subpar quality equipment will fail exactly when you need it the most.
If you are on the fence about investing in a properly designed surveillance cameras system for your place of business or a job site, we would like to offer you some food for thought on the matter. In no particular order, here’s the list of things we believe any business owner or project manager should take into consideration:
According to statistics, businesses are 4 times more likely to be burglarized. Security cameras installed throughout the business are a great help in preventing crimes and break-ins. In addition, video surveillance footage is one of the best law enforcement investigative tools for criminal activity including vandalism or theft.
Protection Against Burglary
Many people believe that burglaries are just crimes of opportunity. Meanwhile, according to the statistics, over 60% of burglaries are actually forcible entries involving windows breaking, kicking in doors, picking locks, etc. A good security system, including surveillance security cameras, can be a great deterrent for these types of crimes.
Theft and Vandalism Prevention
Security cameras properly placed to cover the premises can help deter theft and vandalism in both places of business (such as stores) and on construction jobsites. Chances are that after seeing the cameras, would-be intruders will decide to go elsewhere.
Improved Outside Security for Employees and Customers
When installed in and around the job site or place of business and in nearby parking lots, surveillance cameras can record suspicious activity and allow company security officers or others to ensure employees or customers reach their vehicles safely.
Peace Of Mind
For some businesses, a video surveillance system is simply required to comply with SEC and/or HIPAA rules and regulations.
Avoiding Fraud and Legal Claims
Whether an accident, injury, harassment, or other legal issue occurred on site, having video evidence can prove what actually took place and avoid potential lawsuits and claims.
Scalability and Cost-Effectiveness
Video surveillance is cost-effective and scalable. Adding and integrating additional cameras into an existing surveillance system is quite easy and allows customizing it according to the needs of every individual location.
While it is impossible to cover absolutely everything, we think it is safe to say that we listed some of main reasons why a properly designed surveillance cameras system for your place of business or a job site is very important and should not be taken lightly.
Contact us today if you have any questions or need additional information about adding an extra layer of security to your job site or a place of business!