When it comes to protecting business premises the owner has several options available to them. One of the most popular choices is closed-circuit television or CCTV which provides remote monitoring and offers numerous benefits to the company choosing to have it installed. So let’s take a look at the main advantages that CCTV systems have to offer businesses and small companies:
Deters would be shoplifters
You may have thought it politeness that on entering a large retail store you are typically greeted by a member of staff. In fact, this is a standard tactic that is used to combat shoplifting. There’s nothing more likely to deter a person from stealing than knowing that their very presence has been acknowledged. Having CCTV installed means that a would be thief knows they are being watched and also that their movements are being recorded. This can prove an effective deterrent.
Provides invaluable evidence
The evidence that CCTV provides is invaluable and can be used for different purposes. Besides providing proof of identify for vandals and thieves (which is citable in court) it can also prove that the shopkeeper’s version of events is indeed accurate which is extremely helpful if dealing with a difficult insurance company.
Makes for a safer atmosphere
Many people who use CCTV’s on a small scale, such as a local small shop, find they feel more secure and if you employ staff then it’s important that they feel safe too in their working environment.
Cost effect form of surveillance
Unless a person has eyes in the back of their head it’s virtually impossible to keep an eye on all areas of their property at any given time. By installing a CCTV system, it acts as a separate pair of eyes all over the building and means that just one person can supervise the entire premises from wherever they choose, be it a front reception desk or a room set aside specifically for security purposes. The same applies to an office environment.
Apart from the security aspect a CCTV system can save a business owner thousands of dollars which could otherwise be lost to shoplifters, vandalism and damage to property.
We offer a wide range of services including security consulting and training, security guards and electronic surveillance systems. So if you’d like help with securing your property or business premises then why not give M.A. Services Group a call today on 03 9994 4107. We look forward to hearing from you.