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How Businesses Use Security Cameras

by Mary Jezioro

Jun 18, 2014 2:19:00 PM

Vandal_Resistant_Dome_Camera_Businesses usually put up security cameras to protect their establishments from robbers, burglars, and thieves. After all, it's easier to catch a criminal if you know exactly what they look like.

But nowadays, business security cameras are used more than just protection from the bad elements coming from outside; they're also used for protection inside. Sometimes, the danger isn't necessarily criminals wanting to gain access; it can be many other things within the establishment itself, such as:

  • Employee performance: As a manager or owner, you most likely want to keep an eye on employees 24/7, especially on those whose performance is lagging behind. But since you're not omnipresent, putting up security cameras is your alternative. You can review video footage later on and zero in behaviors that need to be corrected. On the plus side, you'll also be able to see the employees who go out of their way to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Customer liability: A customer slips or trips inside the establishment; whose fault is it? It's easy for someone to pin the blame on your business, file a lawsuit, and walk away with a nice settlement. "The customer is king" still holds true in many ways, after all. But if you have video footage, you can refer to it to see what really happened. For all you know, it can be a deliberate act on the customer's part in an attempt to collect money. The point is, without visual evidence, it's hard to tell in some cases. Better be safe than sorry!
  • Third-party partners: If you outsource cleaners and maintenance workers, then you want to make sure that they're not only doing their jobs right, but also keeping their distance from stuff they are not authorized to access. Beyond the money and equipment that you can lose when untrustworthy people are let inside the establishment, you also have to think about the safety of your customers' personal data, in the event that you have it at hand. There's nothing like a security breach involving personal data loss to make people distrust your business in an instant.

Your business needs security cameras as part of its overall protection. Yes, you'll have to spend a bit on a reliable system, but think of it as an investment with a solid ROI. In the end, you stand to lose a lot more if you let your business go unprotected.

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Mary Jezioro

Mary Jezioro is the Vice President of SHIELD Security Systems. As the Marketing and Sales lead at SHIELD, she is focused on strategic planning and company growth. Mary is involved with the UB School of Management as former CELAA's Vice Chair, SCORE, WPO (Women President's Organization) and is also coached youth soccer. She and her husband, Ken, are proud parents of five children.