Commercial security systems aren't cheap to have installed and maintained, but that doesn't mean that your business should try to cut corners and avoid them altogether. In fact, it is difficult to overstate just how cost-effective security camera systems can be. Take a look below to learn more about four of the ways in which having security cameras installed saves you and your business more money than you might expect.
When people think of the benefits of security cameras, the first thing that may come to mind is the visual documentation of a crime that has already happened. Yet security cameras that are prominently displayed do just as good a job of making sure that intentional property damage, theft, and other crimes don't happen in the first place. The savings you accrue from not having to deal with the frequent aftermath means that security camera systems can pay for themselves several times over.
Commercial insurance companies love to work with clients who take a proactive approach to safety. As such, you can expect the installation of security cameras to make a noticeable dent in your insurance premiums. This is because insurance companies know that security cameras are so effective at deterring crime, and so they are more than willing to lower payments in light of the lesser perceived risk.
One of the biggest hidden benefits of installing security cameras is that it makes everyone on the premises feel more comfortable and secure. While this isn't something that is bound to be voiced on a daily basis, it can easily make a difference in long-term employee retention rates. Employees who know activity is being monitored (and criminal activity deterred) are more likely to feel valued and protected than those at a company that does not bother with security at all.
There is no number of security cameras that will protect against all types of crimes at all times. In the case that a crime does occur on your business' property, you can rest assured in the knowledge that it will be recorded and can be shown to the police upon request. Without security cameras installed, you will be forced to rely on the testimony of security staff—a dangerous gamble that, when it comes time to provide evidence to insurance companies, may not be enough to recuperate the value of all damaged or stolen goods.
Contact a local security camera system installation service to learn more.