Safeguarding assets, including intellectual property, inventory, office equipment, and your employees, should be a priority for all business owners. Today, this is perhaps more important than ever, as a recent survey reported that 63% of businesses in Portland have been broken into or vandalized in the last 18 months. Unfortunately, theft is not only perpetrated by unknown thieves. On the contrary, as many as 95% of businesses experience internal theft, which costs U.S. businesses more than $50 billion each year. So what, if anything, can you do about it? Installing business security cameras to protect your facility is certainly the best place to start.
Benefits of Outdoor Security Cameras
Visible cameras on the exterior of your business are a deterrent to would-be thieves. There is a growing body of evidence that business security cameras along with signs indicating that the premises are being monitored may demotivate burglars.
Security cameras can provide such a strong defense against theft that insurance companies may offer significant discounts on premiums to companies that install surveillance systems.
Finally, in the event of a break-in, your footage can be a huge help to law enforcement in apprehending the perpetrators, and in some cases, recovering your possessions.
Benefits of Security Cameras Inside Your Business
Adding video cameras inside your facility provides much more than a safeguard against employee theft, though that is a primary benefit. Indoor security cameras also offer additional protection for your employees, by helping to prevent harassment and violence amongst employees.
Cameras can also allow for increased efficiencies, as footage of employees may highlight redundancies, delays, or gaps in productivity. Likewise, teams may work more efficiently together if they know their actions are being monitored. Security cameras in businesses such as warehouses and factories can also reveal safety hazards that need to be addressed.
Lastly, cameras installed inside your business can monitor restricted areas or let you know of any unauthorized visitors to off-limits areas of your business.
Types of Business Security Cameras
When it comes to protecting your business with security cameras, you have options. You may want exterior cameras, interior cameras, or both. Here’s what to know about the distinct types of security cameras available for companies in diverse industries.
Analog cameras rely on older technology. These cameras send recordings to a DVR. Analog cameras generally produce lower resolution images. They are typically less expensive than IP cameras and require more wiring and cabling.
Internet Protocol (IP) Cameras
IP cameras send and receive data to your business computer network rather than relying on a DVR. IP cameras are typically more expensive but provide better coverage, allow for custom alerts, and offer cleaner installation with fewer cords. IP cameras are typically preferred by business owners as they offer more features, capabilities, and better-quality resolution.
Business Security Camera Systems and Installation
If you’re ready to install or upgrade your business security cameras, contact Federal Security today. Our security camera solutions allow live and playback video from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. We also offer cloud storage for your security camera system footage that protects your footage if a computer server is stolen or damaged.
As an A+ rated business with the Better Business Bureau, Federal Security has decades of experience in helping to protect businesses with video camera surveillance, fire systems, access systems, and alarm systems. As a locally owned and operated Oregon business, we are here your help you protect all you’ve worked so hard to build. Request a security consultation today by calling 541-757-8153. You may also contact us online.