Updated: Feb 24, 2022
Without any building, office, or campus security in place to deter criminal activity or internal issues, your company is vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and other legal incidents. The easier it is for people to get away with wrongdoing, the more it will attract that activity. Furthermore, your business may be losing money from criminal activity or employee theft.
One of our clients had been experiencing unlawful activity, employee issues, and vandalism at their stores. So they decided to install customized alarm systems, video surveillance, remote access, and monitoring. The system did its job and caught the offenders in the act, along with store employees and patrons doing things they weren't supposed to. The store owners were stunned when they saw all the footage from the security cameras. Unfortunately, they had to terminate some employees and ban some customers, but keeping their stores safe and profitable was worth it.
If you want peace of mind, security for your business is an absolute must. A good company will always ensure that its employees are safe from harm and its assets secure. Let's take a closer look at why your company needs a reliable security system installed on-premises and what happens when you don't have that security.
Here are eight questions that employers and companies always ask that a CCTV and Security System can solve.
"What's Going On In My Company?"
As a business owner, you probably want to know what is going on in your business at all times. This question gets asked more than any of the others.
Commercial security cameras are an excellent way to keep tabs on the day-to-day activities of your business. Whether you're located in a busy street or tucked away behind closed doors, these devices will provide peace of mind as they allow owners access at any time that something happens without worrying about being caught by surprise!
Installing video surveillance cameras is an excellent way to ensure your business's safety and security. You can monitor any area 24/7, days or even weeks after it has happened in real-time with just the click of a button on one device!
"Where's My Profit?"
The Risk of Profit Loss
The best way to protect your store from theft is with a sound CCTV system. Don't be penny-wise and pound-foolish by not implementing this one crucial security measure.
When you invest in security cameras for your business, it will deter potential thieves and vandals. Criminals are much less likely to burglarize a place with visible signs of protection when they know that every corner is monitored by footage from these devices!
With the rising crime rates in our society, it is more important than ever for business owners to take measures against thieves. Installing security cameras can help you protect your money and property while keeping customers safe from these criminals!
You'll no longer be asking, "Where's my profit?"
"Are my Customers Safe?"
Make Customers Feel Safe.
Customers will always feel safer when they know the property is monitored and watched. Along the same lines as the point above, the presence of a camera gives people peace of mind, knowing there is an eye in case anything is ever fallen victim or criminal activity occurs nearby. When customers feel more confident about their shopping experience, they are more likely to repeat their business with you and recommend your company to their friends, family, and colleagues.
You'll know exactly why your customers are coming back to you again and again.
"Why Don't I Have The Evidence?"
Protect your companies assets.
One of the most significant benefits of having security cameras is providing evidence if an accident or a crime does occur. Video surveillance is one of the best types of evidence in any case, especially if the video is of high quality and clearly shows what happened.
When a crime is committed against your business, having functioning security cameras can help you identify the person or people involved and turn them into police. And, the case for using video evidence in the event of litigation is clear. If someone files a suit against your business, having good quality footage can help defend against liability claims.
You'll never ask, "Why don't I have any evidence?" again.
"What? My Employees Steal From Me? Really?"
Reduce Employee Theft.
It's difficult to conceive, specifically when you think you're hiring a great employee, but internal business theft is a significant company risk, and it isn't talked about enough. Employee theft costs U.S. businesses 50 billion dollars each year. Even if you make the best possible hiring decisions, it's impossible to predict what your employees will do when they think you aren't looking.
You've heard the saying, "keep an honest man honest." Installing surveillance cameras is a simple way to keep your staff accountable and reduce expensive employee theft. Employees who know that their actions are recorded will be less likely to commit thievery and other crimes.
"He Said She Said. Whom Should I Believe?"
It's not uncommon for employees to have disputes with their colleagues or other customers. The situation can often come down to "he said she said." It's challenging to know which side of an argument you should come down on.
By installing security cameras and audio surveillance, you'll be able to pull the footage from the time of the incident and know precisely what happened. This will help you save time and money that you would've spent investigating the incident with limited resources.
It's crucial to ensure that your business is protected against potential liability issues. If you can't defend yourself, it will be difficult for the company, resulting in lost revenue or worse! You can't take the risk of running your business with fake or nonexistent cameras. If you have them and it turns out, they were not real, then who will take responsibility for any injury that occurs?
When an issue arises, you'll always be able to resolve disputes. No more, "he said she said."
"How Do I Get My Employees to Work Smarter, Harder, Faster?"
Wouldn't it be great to find those areas where your employees can improve, and you may quickly discover the employees that deserve a promotion?
Good supervision is a key to the success of any company. Your employees may not be committing crimes, but they also may not be working to their full potential. Why? Because they weren't being watched or didn't have a sound strategy in place for supervision.
CCTV and other security measures are excellent to provide supervision when management can't always be around.
"Who's Coming and Who's Going?"
A critical element in securing your business is controlling access to your business space. You always want to know who's coming, going, and why employees are moving as they are. While cyber security tends to be front of mind for many companies, controlling who enters your business and when is your first line of defense against intruders, thieves, and even potential employee misconduct. Choosing wisely protects your staff, your property, and your data.
Choosing the right system for your business is essential whether you use key fob/access cards, biometrics (facial recognition), password or pin code, or mobile apps with a bar code. Operating systems like these let you easily control who has access to which areas of your office while still making it easy for your employees to get where they need to go.
So if you're looking for a way to improve office security, consider implementing a security access system!
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Office security is a critical issue for any business. It's not just about preventing theft or resolving disputes but also making customers feel safe and improving productivity. That's why it's crucial to find the right company that can provide real-time monitoring and security access so you can rest assured that your business is protected.
Contact Creative-13 today and let us design an office or campus security plan tailored strictly to your needs.
SECURITY SOLUTIONS FROM CREATIVE-13
Creative-13 provides several security options for your company, opportunities that go far beyond the traditional defense for increased protection of your business property. Our security solutions include remote point of entry, access controls, video monitoring, audio surveillance, and all with 24/7 professional monitoring of your location.
Creative-13 has several solutions that keep your business safe while going above and beyond the standard security systems generally offered. This security provides more integrated and better-equipped methods of monitoring, protecting, and accessing your property.
Partnered with Cox Security for Business Alarms, Creative-13 provides its clients with 24/7 monitoring, broadband monitoring, cellular backup, notifications, text/email alerts, silent alarm service, multiple-site access, and more.
Depending on our client's needs, we can also provide our security solutions for cloud and non-cloud access. In many cases and with today's technology advances, clients who receive non-cloud-based security solutions can always upgrade to a cloud-based option at very reasonable prices.
All of our cloud-based solutions included IP digital cameras that provide both audio and video monitoring. We also offer a non-cloud-based solution such as remote access entry and CCTV.
There are several options for remote entry access, depending on your needs. Access can be as simple as intercom or door entry buzzers or as complex as high-security Wiegand key fob or card access points. We can provide access to all, a few or none. It's up to you who has access to what doors and what departments. Our systems log who enters what room at what time. This way, you always record the person who entered or exited and the time this happened.
With all this, you get the best security solutions for your business needs, a tangible improvement in protection for your business, and the peace of mind in knowing that your most important asset, your livelihood, is protected.
There are three simple steps involved in setting up the security system for a building or campus.
Creative-13 starts with a free, no-obligation consultation that determines and addresses the security needs of a business. Once the security needs are determined and approved, we order the equipment and schedule installation dates and times. The time frame of every job varies on the security options selected. Lastly, Creative-13 acts as the liaison between Cox Alarm Security for Business and our client, ensuring all needs are understood and exceeded.
Creative 13 is the best partnership for your security job. We provide our clients with the most suitable security solutions for their company. With over 30 years of experience, we have learned to care about our clients and the success of their business. When our clients succeed, we succeed. It's that simple. We want you as a customer for life.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ryan has been writing blogs, articles and inspirational pieces for the last 15 years. He's currently working on a book entitled "The Formula." Ryan is currently the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) at Creative-13 where every so often you'll see some of his informative, fun, or inspiring posts published. "Sometimes it's good to take an hour out of your day (or week), and just read something that can improve who you are.'