Many business owners are installing security surveillance cameras in their establishments so that they are in a position to closely monitor activities
Many business owners are installing security surveillance cameras in their establishments so that they are in a position to closely monitor activities in all areas of business. With present day technology, a business owner is able to access the footage from a remote location even when they have travelled.
Some of the issues solved by surveillance cameras include theft by employees and other in house fraudulent activities. It also helps in improving employee output by making them more focused on working especially once they know they are being monitored.
To reap full benefits of the surveillance cameras, you should install at ideal locations so that you can capture images that are worthwhile.
Points of entry and exit
Cameras at this area will help you monitor human traffic within your business and whether they are welcome visitors or those forcing their way in.
To capture the best images, it is advisable to have the cameras facing away from the outside light to avoid distortion every time the amount of light changes. Having the monitors at the entrance works best as it lets all visitors to your premises that they are being monitored. Having the camera right at the monitoring desk is also ideal as it captures the visitors’ faces as soon as they look at the monitors.
As the name suggests, almost every person coming to your office will stop by this area for one reason or the other. You can have the obviously visible cameras or depending on the legal stand in your country, you can have the covert cameras which can be set to blend in with other items in your office like wall clocks, picture frames etc.
This is where you core business is conducted. You are interested in seeing how your members of staff are carrying out their duties. You will also get to observe other office vices like bullying, harassment or just lazy employees.
This area has business assets like office supplies and other sensitive materials like confidential files either in hard copies or electronic mode. It therefore stands as a highly restricted area and you will be able to detect any unauthorized person attempting to access this area. Misuse of company resources like stationery is also prevalent among employees and you can catch the culprits to this vice.
Areas of customer contact
It goes without saying that cameras in this area are mandatory. The customer is the reason you are in business in the first place and you therefore need to be on the loop of how they are being handled. More so if your business involves handling of huge amounts of cash. The cameras should be placed close enough to capture clear facial images.
This is where your business inventory is kept. You want to see what is happening both inside the warehouse and outside at all times. Cameras should be in multiple locations and the area should have sufficient amount of light to ensure clear images are filmed.
Cameras in this location help you monitor both inbound and outbound deliveries. It also saves you money from falsified accidents claims by employees. Floodlights should be installed here to facilitate clear image filming.
Back passages, parking areas and trash collection points are sections that require cameras to help you monitor employee safety and well as other possible crimes. For example, an employee will steal something from the office and pretend to throw it in the trash only to pick it up after hours.