Recently, we gave you some tips to get your capital expenditure request approved for security cameras installed in your workplace. As management starts to review your request, you may find yourself having to offer additional justification for why your company needs to have a security camera system, beyond those you already included in your request – and, once again, we’re here to help. Here are 6 reasons to install security cameras at your business.
Avoid the He-Said-She-Said drama
We’ve all seen those videos on Facebook and YouTube of an incident or altercation at a business that leaves the business management and owners looking like less than upstanding citizens. It’s no secret that many of these are selectively edited to portray a specific viewpoint, even if it’s not exactly the truth. Unfortunately, we live in a world where anyone with a smartphone and an ax to grind can be the downfall of your business.
Security camera systems can help protect your business by presenting the whole story to the public, allowing you to redeem the good name of your business. Since most of the security cameras that we offer also include audio recording abilities, you can even defend your business from racially or politically charged allegations. Don’t let competing narratives ruin your business.
The most dangerous time for businesses is between Black Friday and Christmas Eve when companies experience 37 percent of their annual loss. The best way to reduce your inventory shrinkage is to install a security camera system that includes cameras in areas with high-value inventory and as well as fisheye cameras above check out areas to keep an eye on cash drawers. Prominently displayed security cameras for management review can help deter shoplifters and stop employee theft in its tracks.
Evaluate your equipment needs
Providing employees with the tools they need to do their jobs is a key component in boosting productivity. Some perceived equipment shortages actually turn out to be the result of inefficient use, while others are disorganized workflows. While relying on frontline managers to inform you of equipment shortages is the go-to strategy for upper management at most companies, security cameras can actually provide you with objective data on equipment utilization. Auditing security camera footage to review equipment utilization allows you to determine if you need to make an expenditure on additional equipment or adjust your workflows to better utilize existing equipment.
Legitimate accident or fraud?
Parking lot accidents may be a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t protect your business’ interests even beyond your front door. When someone slips or falls in your parking lot or vehicles collide, liability is often a case of who’s more believable. Surveillance cameras in parking lots help you (and the authorities) identify who is liable in vehicle accidents. Security cameras with license plate readers can even identify perpetrators who leave the scene of an accident that occurs in your parking lot. Additionally, this footage can help insulate you from frivolous lawsuits if someone fraudulently claims to have taken a tumble in your parking lot.
In safety, shortcuts can lead to serious injury. Security cameras can help you catch everyday lapses that undermine the safety of your employees. Regular reviews of your security footage allow your safety team to identify potential hotspots for accidents, where additional precautions are needed, and identify employees that may benefit from additional safety training. In addition to ensuring workplace safety compliance that helps you meet OSHA standards, avoiding accidents can also help keep your workers’ compensation premiums in check and keep your team productive.
Reduce wait times
Driver complaints about long wait times at your dock may be a sign that your delivery dock operations aren’t running as smoothly as they should be – costing your company time and money. Motion detecting security cameras notify your dock team when drivers arrive and allow them to safely and efficiently navigate waiting trucks to the next loading dock as soon as it becomes available.
Need more reasons?
There’s no shortage of reasons to install security cameras in your workplace. From reducing shrinkage to eliminating inefficiencies, security cameras offer so much more than added security. Providing decisionmakers with the right combination of reasons that most appeal to your business’ needs is key to getting your capital expenditure for a security camera system approved.
With years of experience and training, our security camera experts are able to fully evaluate your security needs and determine the right camera products for your business. Whether you need 360-degree views, move and zoom, object tracking, or stationary cameras, our detailed understanding of the common concerns that businesses face helps us deliver the best recommendations for your business. Get a quote for all of your security camera needs.
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