The Legal Advantage of Security Cameras
Originally posted on 18 November 2019
Running a business comes with a lot of responsibilities. From overlooking staff to budgeting, it’s easy for your schedule to get full. One thing that must not be overlooked, however, is security. No matter how busy you are, if you have an office of any kind, you need to carve out time for security. Not only is it invaluable for protective measures, there’s also a legal advantage. Specifically, you should get security cameras. Here’s why.
The first benefit to having security cameras is that it helps to protect all of your company’s assets. From merchandise to equipment to private information, theft is a risk. A substantial amount of any of those things being stolen could be the end of your business entirely. So what do cameras do to help?
Cameras are a very visible deterrent. Outsiders aren’t the only ones who pose a threat. While most employees have no ill intentions, it’s easy for one who does to take advantage of the company. Knowing there are security cameras around that will catch them in the act will be very effective at stopping them.
In the case that they don’t, cameras provide evidence of the theft. Undeniable evidence of theft is valuable in court and will assist you in winning a case against your thief.
While assets are vital to your company’s success, so are your employees. Keeping your employees safe should be one of your highest priorities. Cameras are the perfect way to do so.
When it comes to accidents, assaults, and harassment, cameras are a fantastic preventative measure. Knowing that their misconduct will be caught on camera is often just the thing to stop someone in their tracks. Whether that’s an employee harassing their coworker, a superior abusing their title, or a client using threats, cameras make a difference.
Camera evidence used when taking legal action against perpetrators can make or break a case. Don’t let criminals have their way by winning due to lack of evidence.
Protecting Property with Security Cameras
And, last but not least, cameras can help protect your company property. Damage dealt to the building and surrounding area can be caught on exterior cameras. This evidence can help police catch vandals and would-be intruders. Even a small glimpse of a vandal’s face can be enough. With the advancements in facial recognition technology, it could still give them away.
Many vandals and burglars are in it for a thrill or two make a quick buck when desperate. Nearly half of burglars won’t even attempt a break-in if they see cameras installed. They know that evidence can get them convicted, and you should know that too.
Contact us at Engineered Alarm Solutions and we can help you find the perfect security setup for your needs.