Criminals are known for being sneaky. Being smart? Not so much.

Video security can help deter criminal threats. It can help to hand out proper punishment to wrongdoers. Sometimes, footage can even help bring killers to justice.

Keep reading to find out 5 reasons that you should have surveillance in your business.

5 Reasons You Need Video Security

1. Reduce Shrinkage and Theft

75% of employees steal. While you’ll never eliminate internal shrinkage, cameras will certainly, well, shrink it!

Being monitored will also increase productivity as workers are less likely to slack if they know they’re being watched.

While the occasional junkie or other desperate-for-cash types might not care about video, the majority of people would rather not be in jail.

Well displayed cameras paired with well-hidden ones can be a great combination for determent and catching people with sticky fingers.

2. Help With Legal Disputes

It’s hard to ignore what you can see with your own eyes. Most juries agree. So will most anyone working for an insurance company. Having video security could reduce your insurance rates. Possession of the necessary footage to back up your claim can make it nearly irrefutable.

People can lie. Technology has a harder time being deceitful.

Sexual harassment case or lawsuit? Cameras with audio can clear that mess up quickly.

3. Security Cameras Can Save You Money

A security team may or may not be required for your business.

Using a small army of cameras to fulfill your surveillance needs enables the eyes in the sky to catch nearly everything.

This purchase can be a large investment but the ROI over time is invaluable.

Thanks to modern technology, cameras can be used with mobile devices. A small, efficient security team can handle most situations with a mobile surveillance set-up.

4. Customers Feel Safer if They See Cameras in Place

Do you have a large parking lot? Is your business open in the evenings and/or at night?

This is the kind of setting that is perfect for congregators. Don’t let a few unruly high school kids deter your evening business.

With proper video security and a few trespassing tickets, you can handle this situation and others like it easily and without confrontation.

5. Protect Restricted Areas

If you have a restricted space where someone needs to be “buzzed in” or access is only allowed for certain individuals, installing cameras can help monitor these areas.

Keeping your assets and sensitive tech or documents under a constant surveillance will give investors and clients the reassurance they need to continue doing business with you.

A System for Every Situation

The most important decision that you have as a business owner is picking out what type of system you need.

Outdoor security requires a different type of camera than indoor. Large areas require a different set-up than small ones. There are many options available.

The tech may be an investment but so is the firm you hire.

Some outfits only do the installation. The quality groups will also offer monitoring services.

Research the needs of your business before deciding on a security package.

If you have anything to add to this post, leave a comment below to tell us about your video security experiences. We would love to hear from you!

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