Where is the focus of the security for your business? Do you focus on “inside” or “outside” threats? Most businesses focus on one or the other not both. The risk of theft from either source can be equally devastating to the business.
A Houston business is forced to monitor its premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in order to protect its property. Many businesses fail to properly protect themselves even thought they know there is a real threat of theft.
The indirect cost of a theft sometimes is more than the cost of the lost property. An example would be the theft of a machine or inventory that is necessary to complete a job. Without one or the other, the production line shuts down costing the company revenue on completed product. Another example is the cost of lost productivity when employees fail to efficiently perform their jobs. A cctv camera(s) placed in areas of production can monitor the flow of work. When an employee(s) fail to perform their assigned task then management can respond immediately instead of waiting to the end of the day/week/month to know through reporting that work goals are not being met.
CCTV or security cameras can provide the most cost effective protection to the business. They can monitor the business 24/7 without the need for human intervention. A Houston CCTV system can record the activities of both employees and visitors for later review. A system can even be setup to only record when triggered by an event such as entry by a person(s) into a designated area that is being watched.
The use of security cameras does raise a privacy issue potentially with employees and visitors alike. It is important to notify everyone that cameras are in use and the evidence they produce will be used to protect the business.
The cost of a Houston CCTV system can more than pay for itself in reducing lost productivity and loss due to theft. The major components and installation of a video surveillance system are fairly simple.
Photos by: Konstatious Koukoposlos (Kouk); Jermain Juststice; Anthony Easton