Video surveillance is one of the most
valuable loss-prevention tools available
today. Remember to use your surveillance to monitor
not only sales and client
areas, but also inventory and employee areas.
your video surveillance equipment to
monitor cash register areas so that
you can observe
employees when they handle cash.
Remember that strategically placed video surveillance
your business against
false injury claims.
Use video surveillance in sensitive areas of your
business to identify
visitors and monitor
Video surveillance is an excellent way to protect
employees by monitoring
hazardous work areas.
to use video surveillance in parking areas, especially
in low-traffic parking garages.
Remember that video surveillance can reduce
emergency response time significantly.
Video surveillance will provide you with the opportunity
to determine the effectiveness
of your employee training programs. This includes
the option of rewarding
exceptional behavior as well as quickly
dealing with safety or loss issues.
If you are using video surveillance in your home,
be sure to consider
where it will be of
the most value. Pool areas, for example, are an excellent
place for a video camera.
sure employees know that you are using
the equipment and will be able to see
what is going on whether you are in the building or
not. (If you have a new nanny,
you may choose not to tell him/her about the
surveillance, especially in the first
days of his/her employment.)
If your business is in a high-risk
area, or if your employees
take in a substantial amount
of money every day, you should supplement your video
with police/firemonitored panic buttons. Remember
to train your employees
appropriately in their use.
surveillance can be a valuable
tool for your company, especially
with remote access.
Used correctly and consistently, it can make your
while minimizing loss.