5 Ways Video Surveillance Systems Protect Your Business

Is your business secure and protected? Do you have any idea what goes on there if you’re not around to witness it? There are so many things that can go wrong that could be prevented by installing a video surveillance system at your place of business. And even if you couldn’t prevent it from happening, you’ll be able to provide proof of the incidents in order to take action.

Here are some ways that video surveillance systems can help to protect your business.

1.    Monitor Employee Conduct.

You’d like to think your employees can be trusted to do a day’s work for a day’s pay. But some will slack off when you’re not around. With video cameras installed in the workplace, you’ll be able to monitor your workers’ performance. Just knowing the cameras are there will curtail much of the socializing that takes away from productivity.

2.    Ensure After-Hours Workers Are Doing Their Jobs.

Janitorial and maintenance crews often do their work after most employees and managers leave the workplace. With video surveillance systems in place, you’ll be able to tell if they are reporting to work on time, doing what they’ve been contracted to do, and getting the job done. You can either monitor their activities in real-time, or review the recordings later on.

3.    Prevent Theft and Burglaries.

Potential thieves or vandals will think twice about breaking into a building with video surveillance systems installed and visible. They would be at much greater risk of getting caught on camera, serving as evidence for prosecution. Criminals will more than likely move on to a business without the video cameras in place to do their dirty deeds.

4.    Monitor Activity in Stockrooms.

Whether you’re a retail business or an office with a supply closet, you are probably aware that thefts occur, often by your own employees. As with outside criminal behavior, just knowing they are being monitored is a strong deterrent to employees taking what does not belong to them and using it for their own personal use. Having cameras installed in the area can capture thefts of merchandise, equipment and supplies, and serve as proof in the event of employee dismissal or prosecution.

5.    Improve External Safety.

Your parking lots and other areas outside your office buildings can be places where unauthorized individuals can attempt to gain access to your building. You can monitor and capture the activities of people coming and going. Video surveillance systems mounted on the perimeters of the buildings can also help employees and customers feel safer walking to and from the buildings. Knowing they and their vehicles are safer can go a long way in making employees and customers feel more secure.

Keep Your Business Secure with a Video Surveillance System Installed by Gateway Lock & Security

Security is imperative for any business in order to protect your assets. Video surveillance systems are more effective and offer better results than ever before. Increased and improved technology enables features like remote access and monitoring through your smart phone or other mobile device. Business owners now have access to immensely powerful surveillance systems at relatively affordable prices.

The professional security specialists at Gateway Lock & Security will assess your business’ security requirements and advise you on the system that will meet your specifications. Whether you need a widespread system that can cover multiple locations or just a few cameras to watch your storefront, we can provide the solution that’s right for your business.

Gateway Lock & Security is conveniently located at 17667 Wild Horse Creek Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005. We serve customers in St. Charles, St. Louis County, St. Peters, O’Fallon, Wentzville and more.

Call us today at 636-778-1135 to schedule an assessment to protect your business, or contact us to get more information.