5 reasons your business needs a surveillance camera heading into the festive season

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11 Nov 5 reasons your business needs a surveillance camera heading into the festive season

Why Your Business Needs a Surveillance Camera During Festive Season?

It’s time to look into getting a Surveillance Camera for your business this Christmas! We’re now just a couple of months away from Christmas. If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to spending some quality time with your family and taking a well deserved break. Of course, as business owners who’ve been doing what we do since 1989, we also know that your business is constantly on your mind and in your heart.

And for good reason too – we know what it takes to build a thriving business and at times, that can include making tough decisions. More and more over the years, we’ve been approached by businesses of all sizes, asking what surveillance camera options are available to them. We almost always tend to see a spike in these queries heading into the festive season when business owners are looking for peace of mind ahead of welcoming in another year.

In general, our customers walk away being genuinely surprised with the vast benefits available to them simply by installing a surveillance camera or two in-store (of course, every business owner’s needs are different).

Here are our top 5 reasons every business needs at least one surveillance camera:

  1. They increase safety levels and safeguard your business

Let’s start with the easy one and the reason that drives most business owners to pick up the phone and chat with us initially. When people are aware they’re being filmed, their behaviour automatically changes – not only are they automatically on-guard, but they’re more respectful of everything and everyone around them. These days, most businesses are open long hours to cater for consumers and their different needs. Often, this means that one staff member is alone in your store at any given time. Installing a surveillance camera helps to protect your team, your customers and it protects your store from being targeted by vandals and other unsavoury types.

  1. It’s an easy way to tackle theft

Every good business owner knows that people are at the heart of a thriving business. As much as we need to have trust in our employees, we also need to protect our businesses from internal theft. If your team has access to products within your store, a surveillance camera arms you with all of the evidence you need to backtrack any items mysteriously going missing or any other strange occurrences. Additionally, having a surveillance camera will help your team to easily monitor customers as they browse through your store. In the unfortunate event that an incident does occur, everything is caught on tape.

  1. They’ll help to improve your customer service

We’re all human and we all tend to do things over and over again without even thinking about what we could do better. Over the years, we’ve seen so many customers using surveillance cameras to improve their customer service, particularly within certain industries. Restaurants are a great example – you can look back at busy periods and instantly see where facets of your customer service could be improved or where you need more resources. When used effectively, footage can prove to be a fantastic learning tool that’ll help your business to become renowned for its exceptional standards and service.

  1. Cameras help to avoid landing you in dangerous territory

 If you ask most budding business owners what keeps them awake at night, they’ll probably say, ‘things that are out of my control.’ There are a number of reasons a business could find itself in trouble when it comes to the legal system and let’s face it, most would struggle to survive such a challenge, especially if they’re just starting out. Accidents on the job, bullying in the workplace, vandalism and so on… having video footage of exactly what has taken place has the power to safeguard your business against any untoward behaviour. When you’ve got the footage on-hand to watch, you’ll know exactly what you’re dealing with and the best way to proceed. It’s all about planning for everything, even those things none of us ever want to even contemplate!

  1. You’ll be able to ensure company policies are being followed

When you’ve spent a good chunk of your life building a reputation and a company you’re proud of, the last thing you want to think about is anything that has the potential to tarnish your good stance within your relevant industry. Company policies are there for many important reasons and they need to be followed at all times by your staff. Being able to review what has taken place when you aren’t around, gives you the chance to pull up any staff members who aren’t acting accordingly before their behaviour spirals out of control or leads to grave consequences.

As you can see, there are a heap of benefits on offer for businesses looking into getting surveillance cameras installed. Ahead of the festive season, give yourself a priceless gift: peace of mind.

Get in touch with our team now and let’s chat about the best solution for your business needs.