For many small businesses, CCTV camera systems are seen as the exclusive province of banks and service stations. In fact, CCTV camera systems can protect the safety and profitability of a massive range of businesses. They are a single-time investment, and many systems have paid themselves back several times over. Today we check out why CCTV camera systems are one of the smartest investments any type of business can make.
1. Discovering workplace theft
CCTV camera systems are especially useful for both preventing, and responding to, workplace theft. You’ll have a clear picture of what has happened and exactly which employee is involved with a CCTV system on your side. It is best practice to have both conspicuous and hidden CCTV camera systems, in order to both deter theft in general, and provide evidence.
2. Deterring break-ins
Opportunistic and standard-scale burglars don’t want to have to deal with CCTV camera systems and the heightened possibility of being caught. CCTV monitoring provides a preventive system.
3. Catching thieves!
Back to base alarms are definitely the most sensible security product for many businesses. But if a thief flees on hearing the alarm, they’re left free to rob other businesses that aren’t as well prepared. CCTV camera systems help ensure that they are caught, punished and prevented from doing the same thing again.
4. To protect intellectual property
Even if your workplace has few materials valuables, the theft of information from business computers can be highly damaging. Hidden CCTV camera systems help determine what people are looking at, and if any intellectual property theft or corporate espionage has been attempted.
5. Enhance productivity
If employees feel that they are being ‘supervised’, even electronically, they are far more likely to keep their mind on the job.
6. Alarm validation
All good CCTV camera systems can be access remotely through a secure web interface. If you get a business alarm system call, you can simply log into your cameras and see what’s happening in the store through your computer, while your back to base alarm monitoring company goes to see if your perimeter has been breached.

7. Peace of mind
This is an intangible, but nevertheless valuable, benefit of all CCTV camera systems. You’ll feel doubly secure of your CCTV is linked with a back to base alarm, so you know that there’s someone out there on your side, ready to attend in an instant if there’s a problem with your business.
8. Provide customer data
Wondering who your main demographic is? Need to know the ideal store layout based on foot traffic patterns? CCTV camera systems can be a rich source of information.
9. Manufacturing monitoring!
CCTV camera systems can help improve staff to output ratio, by allowing for remote monitoring of manufacturing lines. A non-standard, but very useful purpose!
CCTV camera systems are worth many times their weight in gold to your business … find out today how easy it could be to have one installed!