Most business Video Surveillance Systems are made up of conspicuously installed security cameras. These cameras are positioned strategically to enable businesses to monitor the activities within their facility. Some businesses prefer to include decals that announce the presence of security cameras for business.
The benefits of Video Surveillance Systems
Visible security cameras are psychologically intimidating in the sense that, employees know they are being watched. As a result, employees are likely to desist from mischief and instead focus more on their work, hence promoting productivity. On the other hand, surveillance cameras enable businesses to deter criminal activity such as burglary, shoplifting, and employee theft. The video footage provides a record of all the happenings within the facility and thus, can be used during investigations and/or as evidence in court.
What about hidden security cameras for business?
People tend to behave differently when they know they are being watched. As such, having conspicuous CCTV cameras may not necessarily capture the true behavior of your employees, especially when you are absent from the facility. It is possible that your best employees are the worst pretenders. Installing covert security cameras enables you to monitor the facility without the knowledge of your employees. The cameras will enable you to determine if everyone acts as is expected of them, or if they are simply pretending.
The benefits of covert security cameras
Detect Fraud / Employee theft: Business fraud is usually very difficult to detect. On the other hand, crafty employees can devise ways of evading the usual CCTV cameras when they want to steal from the business. Using hidden cameras, you can effectively monitor such activities.
Prevent Violence: Incidences of violence are very common in the workplace, even though most of them go unreported. The most common forms of workplace violence are sexual harassment and bullying. Using Covert Cameras, you can capture sexual predators and bullies in the act and take appropriate action against them.
Mischief / Time Wastage: Some workers like to engage in mischief and other unproductive activities such as gossip during their work hours. With invisible cameras, you will be able to identify such employees.