Preventing Crime in the Workplace
Business owners and managers want to trust their employees. After all, they are the ones charged with carrying out many important functions allowing the business to grow. A healthy trust between management and labor creates a better working environment for all involved. Employee theft effectively destroys that trust, creating a negative impact on workplace morale, and ultimately hurting the company’s bottom line.
According to CBS MoneyWatch, a typical organization loses 5% of its annual revenue to employee fraud. Even more shocking, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that “75 percent of all employees steal at least once, and that half of these steal at least twice.” Why is this crime so rampant? It appears many U.S. workers today aren’t satisfied with the job itself and find the need to get a little extra for themselves. Whether you view this to be a moral or economic issue, the facts remain the same. Now, what can you do to prevent crime in the workplace?
Install a Security Camera System
Security cameras are the best prevention of crime in the workplace. After installing a commercial surveillance system, the best practice is to put up signs. The signs alone will act as a deterrent of crime. However, there will still be others not concerned with the signs, and they will go ahead and commit crime regardless. Here are some advantages of a commercial surveillance system in the workplace:
- Complete video records of what takes place at your business location
- The ability to monitor the business location, inside and outside, remotely via a mobile device or computer
- Increase in staff efficiency, quality control, and reduce employee theft
- The ability to use the video evidence for a potential criminal investigation
- Halt theft from outsiders
- Peace of mind: knowing your company’s assets are protected
If you own a small or medium-sized business, whether it’s inside of a corporate office suite, or even in your own home, there’s no reason not to have some type of security camera system. Any lock can be broken, but an effectively designed and maintained surveillance system which generates alerts can help prevent a crime or at least provide an insurance for apprehending the thief.
Commercial Surveillance from Computers Nationwide
Computers Nationwide is committed to the design, support and service of our clients’ surveillance systems. Designing and installing a surveillance system is much more than just hanging cameras. It involves evaluating your property to find security weaknesses, traffic flow, lighting challenges and knowing what kind of equipment must be used for maximum coverage.
Our technicians work carefully to install the equipment with minimal disruption to your work environment. We provide ongoing maintenance to ensure that your surveillance system is working properly and continues to be an efficient asset. We strive to deliver a service that will save you money, decrease liability, and bring you peace of mind. Depend on the area’s leading commercial surveillance service company to make sure your property and assets are secure from theft and vandalism.