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5 Ways CCTV Can Protect You and Your Business.

December 23, 2018 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comClosed circuit television, or CCTV as you may better know it as, is used all across the world to, and monitor and transmit video surveillance of specific areas.  There are many advantages to this type of monitoring, and in this article, we will look at some of the ways that installing CCTV can help to protect you and your business. First of all though, let’s take a closer look at what CCTV actually is.

CCTV is, as the name suggests, a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed, but are monitored for security and surveillance purposes. It involves having cameras strategically placed  – G&S Industries are an Australian manufacturer of steel poles on which the cameras are often found – and then someone watching the output on a monitor somewhere.

Let’s take a look at the advantages for you and your business.

1) It protects your employees and customers.

As a business owner, you are liable for looking after both your customers and those that work for you.  CCTV will allow you to protect anyone who is on your premises. The visible presence of CCT often acts as an effective deterrent as the chances of being clearly identified are high stopping any potential issues from arising.

2) It protects you from any potential lawsuits

Sadly, it hasn’t been unheard of for customers and employees to try their luck and do things that might end up in a costly compensation claim or lawsuit. If this situation ever arises for you, you can look back at the CCTV and see whether they added that foreign object into their food, or whether they really did slip on that non-existent puddle of water. CCTV allows you to monitor any fraudulent activity and prevent any false accusations and legal issues.

3) It allows you to monitor and screen entrances

This is particularly useful if you have a buzzer system or appointment system. Rather than having someone go down to doors to find out who it is and physically let them in, they can use the CCTV to decide whether it is a welcome visitor or not. If it looks like a security threat, you can take action before they access the premises.

4) It allows you to monitor employee conduct

While we all wish we could trust our employees one hundred per cent, sadly, a few individuals can breach this trust. By having CCTV installed over tills or environments where cash is handled, you can keep an eye on what is going on. This is particularly handy if you are not on site all of the time.

5) You can monitor traffic

If you run a retail business, it allows someone out in the back to monitor customer flow and traffic, and if it starts getting too busy or there is a problem, you can deploy someone to go out front and help. It also allows you to monitor any would-be shoplifters and send out your security to keep a closer eye on them if necessary.

Staff Writer; Gary Brown

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