One of the most common misconceptions that businesses make is that they believe that installing a camera system will provide them with no return on investment.
However, we know this could not be farther from the truth and reality of the situation. We’ve seen how countless companies who have spent money on their security systems and safety have made quantifiable savings.
It’s difficult to determine if potential burglars have crept around your building in the past looking for access points, this can often mean that companies do not think there is a real need for CCTV in their workplace. We’ll show you how this just isn’t true…
The most common thieves are the ones you know!
What employers tend to forget or naively not realise is that their staff or those dropping deliveries in and out of the building every day are the ones who tend to take the most advantage.
For example, I once worked with a guy within Marks & Spencer’s, who throughout his ten years working at the company had stolen eighteen thousand pounds. Now, that’s some serious loss!
But how did they catch him? With CCTV and it is with this surveillance system that they managed to build a case and work correctly with the authorities on how best to approach the situation.
CCTV Installations & installers to save the day
With many private CCTV companies across the UK, both independent and part of retail giants, it can be difficult to choose a company or a system that will not give you more hassle.
From a professional company, you will be looking for expert installers that know the ins and outs of CCTV installation, for example how to be compliant with Data Protection Laws. Not only this, but they will be able to help you with your cable management, which is susceptible to damage or wear and tear. For a good example of what to look out for, take a look at ACCL.
Reduce insurance claims and accidents and stop wasting time
In another situation, the manager of a factory owner had commented how CCTV had been really vital for cutting costs within the business in a way that was not expected.
As this place of work was a factory, there was always endless numbers of staff (who was trained in health and safety) who frequently got into accidents. The list of minor accidents and claims for small injuries was extensive, which mean countless hours were being spent investigating these accidents and their insurance premiums increased by 130%.
Learn more about CCTV in the workplace:
- Being monitored at work | Guidance on the correct policies
- GDPR & CCTV | CCTV Cameras In The Workplace Laws
- CCTV Cameras in the Workplace and Employees Rights