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The Benefits Of Video Surveillance
There are many perks to security cameras including remote monitoring and crime deterrence.
Ensuring your employees and business' physical safety is very important, and security cameras can help ensure everything is running smoothly. The extra pair of eyes can give you remote visualization of your site and can also deter crime in the process. Here are some benefits of having a video security system.
1. Peace Of Mind
One of the most obvious benefits of installing a video surveillance system is the peace of mind that comes with it. You are taking steps to ensure the safety of your employees and facility. The cameras can also bring employees an increased sense of security thus reducing stress and increasing efficiency.
2. It's a crime deterrent
Research shows video cameras can prevent crime and deter malicious activity. According to a study published on the U.S. Department of Justice's website, CCTV (closed-circuit television) surveillance is generally successful in reducing and preventing crimes. Furthermore, a study by the University of North Carolina found that half of all surveyed burglars would flee the scene if they noticed security cameras. 60 percent of them said they wouldn't even attempt to rob a business if they had prior knowledge of the video system. In an article written by the New York Times, a city in New Jersey saw a 50 percent drop in all crime types after installing security cameras.
In addition, security cameras can protect against internal crime. While many of us hope we can trust our employees and co-workers, internal theft can be devastating, especially for smaller businesses. According to a report from CNBC, crime in the workplace costs US businesses $50 billion a year. Keep an eye on your assets and expensive equipment with a security camera.
3. Show me the evidence
In the unfortunate case that a crime does occur, security camera footage can provide crucial evidence to a case. With SitePro's camera system, SiteWatch, all camera footage is stored indefinitely, giving customers the ability to go back and view any incidents that may have happened. Not only that, SiteWatch can also sync up alerts so customers can pinpoint when a crime or wrongdoing may have occurred.
4. Improved safety and productivity
Cameras at your business or site encourage employees to follow safety procedures and give administrators the ability to make sure safety practices are in place. Security cameras can eliminate some HR headaches in safety cases, and can also reassure management that no harassment, altercations, or slacking off are taking place.
5. Remote visibility
Most security cameras give customers the ability to view their camera footage remotely. Rather than wasting time and money traveling to your site, you can check how things are going from the comfort of your own couch or in the office. Not only does SiteWatch allow customers to view their footage remotely, it lets customers check that footage even from their phone or other mobile device.
Camera security systems are one of the best ways to protect your team and facilities. Contact us here at SitePro to learn about our camera surveillance system and how it can benefit your workplace!
- Public Video Surveillance: Is It an Effective Crime Prevention Tool? Marcus Nieto, U.S. Department of Justice <https://www.ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-library/abstracts/public-video-surveillance-it-effective-crime-prevention-tool>
- Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender's Perspective University of North Carolina, abstract: researchgate <https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268444817_Understanding_Decisions_to_Burglarize_from_the_Offender's_Perspective>
- The Crime Rate Drops, and a City Credits its Embrace of Surveillance, New York Times <www.nytimes.com/2007/05/29/nyregion/29east.html>
- This Crime in the Workplace is Costing US Businesses $50 Billion a Year, Elaine Pofeldt, CNBC