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3 Reasons to Invest in a Security Camera System
Now more than ever, businesses and commercial enterprises are considering surveillance systems a fundamental part of their security program. The market is set to see growth for years to come, and for good reason. Hybrid cloud based security cameras with native AI-powered security software are providing huge benefits for businesses and organizations alike, even beyond basic security protections.
Thanks to real-time monitoring, managers and chief operators can always be present at offices and places of business, even if they aren’t physically on the property. Authorized users can view security camera footage from the convenience of their phones, no matter where they are – and check in items like the presentation of front desk staff, to heat-maps showing where in a store customers spend the most time.
Having the option to monitor employee performance can also lead to a more productive business operation. The simple fact of knowing that someone may be watching can help staff and team members stay on task to ensure work is completed and deadlines are met.
The same effect, in theory, can apply to thieves or vandalizers. If criminals know a business or enterprise has a quality surveillance system in place, they will be less likely to steal from it, in fear of being caught. And if they do commit a crime, high-resolution recording makes it easier than ever to identify who committed the theft and to take follow-up measures.
Everything is archived
With today’s efficient security systems, finding footage is easier than ever. Gone are the days when security camera footage was stored on a videotape that could easily malfunction or be discarded. Instead, all modern advancements allow footage to be stored and archived both digitally and on the camera unit itself, to ensure it is preserved on file for easy access.
It’s important to note how far along security systems have come. Cameras can now offer 360-degree views, facial recognition, night vision, and so many other features that weren’t previously available. They are becoming more advanced and effective to ensure all security concerns are addressed and needs are met.
With the high-quality footage and efficient accessibility, your security camera system can be helpful in providing evidence if a criminal investigation needs to take place — all within minutes.
Save money in the long run
Chief security officers and businesses owners might shy away from security camera systems because of their cost; however, the advantages and benefits of modern security cameras makes them worth every penny.
Of course, security cameras can also help businesses save on insurance, although that typically depends on factors and contingencies the insurance provider has in place. Still, a security camera system can help save money by reducing theft and also by recording the theft should it occur. It can help improve productivity among the office, which will, ideally, lead to an increase in work rate.
All in all, a security camera system is worth the investment. The three benefits above are only the beginning of what a surveillance system has to offer.