Why Do You Need CCTV Cameras In Your Dental Office?
There are a number of reasons for needing CCTV cameras, but here’s just one example for you… A dental office in New York never dreamed that one of their dental assistants would steal jewelry from a patient under sedation! Imagine the consequences…not only for the assistant but for this dental practice.
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Could this happen to you? Here’s how to protect your dental business…
With surveillance CCTV cameras in your dental operatories and throughout your facility you can have the peace of mind that you’re deterring undesirable activity such as workplace theft, break-ins, vandalism or violence.
You keep expensive equipment, supplies and even drugs with a possible street value in your office. You surely keep them locked in rooms and cabinets. But because most theft comes from not only external sources but internal sources (your staff members) this might not be enough.
CCTV cameras let you know what’s happening both inside and outside your dental office when you’re there and when you’re not, both day and night.
10 Reasons Why You Need A CCTV Security Solution In Your Dental Office
Video surveillance is one of the best ways to deter crime in the workplace. Unless you use video surveillance, you’re just opening your doors to criminals, both from without and within. CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) is the best way to keep you apprised of what’s happening when you aren’t there.
Video surveillance has become a real necessity for dental business. It has many benefits – here are just a few:
1. CCTV provides a deterrent to crime on your premises.
Criminals often surveil a target before they act. If they see that you have a CCTV system installed, they’re less likely to break in.
2. It can help you catch a criminal in the act.
CCTV systems record footage that you can share with the authorities if an incident does occur. This information can help them make an arrest and keep criminals off the street.
3. It reduces your exposure to risk.
With remote online access, the risk to your practice is lowered. You’ll be apprised of incidents like fire, floods, vandalism or theft so you can act immediately.
4. It improves productivity because employees know you’re watching them.
CCTV cameras installed inside your facility can help you determine if employees are working productively and complying with your rules and regulations. You must apprise them of the monitoring, but just knowing that you’re watching will ensure they behave professionally and get their work done.
5. It protects your dental practice against petty theft from employees in the workplace.
If someone steals supplies or equipment, you’ll know who the thief is — no more wondering where your business assets are going or who took them. And, after reading the article noted above, you should also be concerned about your patients’ valuables. A CCTV system will protect them as well.
6. It can help you verify a workplace injury.
Video surveillance is particularly useful in accident-prone areas including locations where fires can break out, or there’s a risk to your employees. You’ll be alerted if an accident or incident occurs so you can call the EMS or Fire Department quickly.
7. It can help you identify perpetrators.
The footage from your CCTV system provides law enforcement and insurance companies evidence that they need. It also helps to mitigate physical and financial harm to your dental practice.
8. Protect your employees and patients from physical harm.
You’ll have footage identifying any undesirable activity or violence in the workplace that could harm your employees or patients. You can also place cameras outside your facility to ensure they feel safe from the time they arrive in the parking lot, to the time they leave.
9. A properly designed CCTV system provides the coverage you need.
With cameras installed in all areas of your facility, both inside and out, you’ll have full monitoring capabilities 24/7 and in real-time.
10. You’ll be alerted whenever a security incident takes place.
If a break-in, fire, flood or any disastrous event occurs in your dental office, no matter the time of day you’ll be alerted. You can even log into the CCTV system from your smartphone to see what’s happening. With fast, real-time information you can alert the authorities or fire department quickly.
Ready For A CCTV System?
A CCTV Specialist will perform an assessment. They will factor in:
- The size of your facility.
- The areas of highest vulnerability.
- Any potential blind spots.
- The number of cameras you need both inside and out.
- If you need a wireless system.
- If remote monitoring should be included.
Once they answer these questions, they’ll come up with a design and price quote for you to approve. Then they will:
- Professionally install the surveillance system.
- Provide training to you and your selected staff on how to use the system.
- Provide ongoing maintenance of the CCTV system on a month-by-month basis.
By implementing a CCTV system from NOVA Computer Solutions, dental businesses in our area have fortified their facilities against break-ins and other criminal acts. They also know that both their patients’ and employees’ safety is ensured.
NOVA Can Secure Your IT & Your Facility
NOVA Computer Solutions can help to safeguard your office, with our Custom Designed Security Camera and Access Control Systems. We can secure your IT, too. Contact us to learn more.
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