Safety is a top priority for any business owner and naturally you’ll want to protect your building and employees from thieves and vandals. The right security measures are essential if you want to protect your business, so if you haven’t installed CCTV yet, now is a great time to do so.
You might think that CCTV isn’t necessary, especially if you live in a safe area, but these systems offer many benefits for your business. With life slowly returning back to ‘normal’ and the opening of non-essential retail, now’s the time to increase your security measures, so read on for just four reasons to install CCTV.
Keep staff safe
Adding CCTV helps to protect your staff, especially if they’re working at night. You might want to keep an eye on staff remotely, or ensure that they’re safe when working alone or at irregular hours. CCTV helps to protect staff from intruders, but it also provides evidence if there’s an internal issue between employees.
The physical presence of CCTV cameras have been proven to be a powerful crime deterrent, especially for opportune thieves. Place cameras where they can be easily seen, including above all entry and exit points. Some businesses like to include signs too, so that any would-be thieves are aware that they’ll be caught on camera.
Reduce your insurance
Properties with CCTV are considered more secure, so adding a CCTV system could even reduce your insurance premiums. Businesses with cameras are less likely to be broken into, which reduces the likelihood of you making a claim.
Added peace of mind
Many business owners find that CCTV gives them added peace of mind that their property is protected. You can’t be physically present all the time, but CCTV provides an evidence record if an incident was to occur. Some systems can even be streamed directly to your smartphone or tablet so you can monitor the premises whenever you like.
If you’re looking for CCTV installation in Bristol, Bath or the South West, get in touch with the experts at Ian Hobbs Technical Services. Our qualified commercial electricians are on hand to provide a wide range of electrical services, including closed circuit television (CCTV) installation. We also offer a full range of additional services to protect your business, including fire detection systems, door entry and access control, PAT testing and more. For more information about our CCTV installation, don’t hesitate to give us a call today or contact us online.