CCTV stands for Central Circuit Television which is a network of tiny cameras that are installed at particular points to offer the best view of the entire property as you can’t be at all the places at one time. This development in the field of home and business security systems has been very advantageous as it helps keep a check on employee activity, deter intruders etc.
CCTVs are installed today in almost all commercial ventures; from military operations to convenience stores, hospitals to schools and universities. It is an important security measure that can help detect problems immediately as the signal from the camera is transmitted directly to a central console which is usually manned by security guards.
Let’s take a look at why CCTVs are advantageous:
Employee and Consumer Theft:
Knowing that there is a camera installed in every room, it deters the employees from pilferage and also keeps a check that they are all working during their work time. There are many consumers too who try to steal a thing or two and as you can’t physically check the whole store, the camera allows you to keep an eye.
Burglary, Vandalism and Violence:
Burglars think twice about attacking a store that has CCTV as they know they will be detected within seconds and also the establishment will have proof against them. This also deters vandalism and violence and no one on purpose will do these acts on tape.
Haven’t you noticed that employees tend to work more when they think they are being watched? Well it is true and it is great way to keep an eye on all of your employees and also make sure that security is not compromised on in any room, may it even be the storeroom.
False Worker’s and Accident Claim:
The safety and health of the employee is the responsibility of the employer and thus many times the workers take undue advantage of this service and claim false dues. This can be avoided if the work area is regulated and carefully observed with CCTVs. The tapes can be used as evidence against the false claims.
Recognising Potentially Hazardous Areas:
Video surveillance can help employers recognise potentially hazardous areas that were earlier unnoticed and have led to accident claims now. By identifying these areas on tape the employers can take preventative measures.
Traffic Patterns and Avoiding Bottlenecks:
This is especially advantageous for businesses in the service industry or the hospitals, etc that are high traffic areas. Observing the traffic on the CCTV can help the management to recognise high traffic areas and so something about it to avoid bottlenecks. This is something that needs to be avoided as bottlenecks result in precious time being lost which can cause irritation amongst the crowds.
CCTV can help the management plan and schedule the work time table and decide how much man power is needed at particular times by observing the CCTV as it lets you know the times when the largest amount of crowd comes in. this also helps you identify weaker areas that need special promotions and incentives to boost sales.
A well planned CCTV Security system in your business can help save thousands of dollars not only in security but also as shown in the article above.