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Like most people, you probably made the easy prediction that an economic recession would result in a rise in crime. So it comes as no surprise that this prediction is unfortunately coming true.
Law enforcement agencies from parts of the country hardest hit by the recession are already reporting increased levels of theft. According to the University of Florida’s Department of Retail studies, overall theft from 2009 to 2010 has risen by 10.7% to a staggering $37.1 billion.
Shoplifting and other forms of theft are major business concern when the country is experiencing the best of economic times. In fact, studies show that the average small business can lose more than $50,000 every year due to theft. Even in good times, this will put a serious dent in many companies' profits.
With the recession-induced business slow down and rising crime rates, it's more important than ever that companies consider the relatively small investment in video security equipment to protect themselves from this increasing activity.
Studies conservatively estimate that a business can prevent 25-50% of criminal activity by employing a simple video security camera and/or system. At today's crime rates, such an investment will pay for itself in months.
Here are some of the MANY ways that a security system can protect your business:
When most people think about a surveillance system, they think about cameras placed in a business that are capturing a crime from a criminal stranger. We can see a lone cashier in a convenience store being robbed by a masked gunman. That is certainly a great use of cameras in a business, but it is not the only use. Internal theft represents a huge loss of money for business owners, more in fact than external theft. I could write a blog just about that, but I want to write about loss of assets due to employee mismanagement. Not every loss in a business comes from some sinister plot to steal money or products. Sometimes simple mistakes or carelessness cause a company to lose money.
Are you thinking about purchasing a surveillance system, but aren’t yet convinced that a security camera is what you need? Well, if you’re on the fence, allow us to point out a few recent cases where surveillance cameras have caught criminals in the act.
Today’s technology has made it simple and easy for virtually anyone to take advantage of 24/7 security camera surveillance.Security camera systems come at a reasonable price and can enhance your security both in the home and business. Some insurance companies even offer a discount for employing a CCTV system. We all can afford to protect against vandalism, theft, slips and falls, and enhance overall employee performance with the use of a professional video surveillance system.
CCTV systems are imperative for all businesses, whether you operate an office of 100 or own a local restaurant. They are one of the best ways to ensure commercial security for your business. But why should you choose to have a Security Surveillance System installed? Aren’t they expensive and complicated to operate? Aren’t they only meant for supermarkets and banks? Here are some things you should know about CCTV Surveillance Systems, which should hopefully clear your doubts and convince you to get one installed in your