At first, you may think only large corporations should strive to invest in advanced surveillance technology; after all, don’t they have more to lose? However, this is patently untrue.
Small businesses are built upon years of hard work – to a small business owner, theft can be devastating. It’s essential that all of this graft is not lost. Here at CDS Security and Fire, we advocate for prevention rather than dealing with the aftermath of an intruder. Continue reading for 5 reasons why small businesses should consider CCTV surveillance.
Don’t rely on security guards alone
It’s unwise to rely on the eyes of a security guard alone. Whilst they are adept crime watchers – they are only human. No matter how many security guards you employ as a small business, they cannot watch every area of your building. Nowadays, high levels of security have become synonymous with CCTV technology. With a complete scope of your entire property, CCTV comes with the assurance that any unusual activity that would otherwise go unnoticed can and will be captured.
CCTV is a brilliant deterrent
This statement is supported by statistical fact. Researchers belonging to the journal of Criminology & Public Policy discovered that CCTV was “associated with a 16% reduction in crime […] a significant effect.” Whether you decide on discrete or out-in-the-open CCTV installation, an intruder is likely to see your mounted system and decide it’s easier and safer to move elsewhere.
With CCTV, your small business will no longer seem vulnerable or like ‘easy pickings’ for burglary. We reiterate that, when it comes to theft, prevention is absolutely vital.
Prevent employee theft
As a small business, it’s often necessary to have complete faith in your employees. However, there are certain exceptions to that rule; if you even suspect an employee is up to no good, CCTV can capture a live feed of all events occurring inside your business. The deterrent of being watched is sure to keep you and your stock safe.
Alternatively, CCTV can also protect your employees. Even in a small business, issues such as violence, irate customers and false accusations can arise. With CCTV surveillance, situations can be rewound and viewed in great detail; this is immeasurably valuable from a liability perspective.
CCTV can be budget-friendly
When it comes to small businesses, CCTV can be designed to last a lifetime – and installed to a budget best-suited for you. Although cost depends on your location and the extent of your security measures, reputable companies offer accessible payment designed to give you advanced security at minimal cost.
Take CDS Security & Fire, for example. As a company dedicated to customer satisfaction, the CCTV systems they commission are sourced from market-leading manufacturers: Indigo Vision, Samsung, Hanwha and Hik-Vision. Whether you desire CCTV installation in Newcastle as a one-camera system or complete monitor observation, each CCTV system is offered at a competitive price; the perfect solution for small businesses.
For your peace of mind
As a small business, it’s essential you focus on the running of your business without worrying about theft. With CCTV surveillance, you can check and review your premises at the push of a button. With the ability to review CCTV via multi-user PC controlled systems, you can even keep an eye on your business while you’re on holiday. There’s no need for intruders to be a pressing concern any longer – bring the joy back into your business with advanced CCTV technology.