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Imagine this – it’s 11 PM, and you’re dozing off to sleep when you get a phone call from your security company – Perimeter Alarm. You’re shocked awake! Something’s going on at the office! You grab your smartphone and connect to your office CCTV system. You see two people wearing hoodies leaving your office front door.
You jump in the car, rush over to the office, meet the police and immediately pull the surveillance footage from your Security Camera system. Within days, the thieves are arrested and thrown in jail. Your life is now back to normal.
Businesses In The DC Metro Area Rely On CCTV Security Services.
The scenario above is a reality that businesses everywhere face each day. And with the right CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) solution, they have the peace of mind that their properties are safe. They know that the cost to install and implement video surveillance more than pays for itself in the safety and security that they have. Plus, in some cases, it lowers their insurance premiums.
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 is the best way to keep you informed about what’s happening when you aren’t there.
Video surveillance has become a real necessity for small and mid-sized businesses. It has many benefits – here are just a few:
1. It 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 business 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 inform 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 business 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.
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.
A properly designed CCTV system provides the coverage you need to ensure that your property and people are safe. 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.
Businesses in our area are securing their buildings and offices with specialized credentials, advanced readers, alarm systems and reporting software. Facility access controls are the best way to prevent unauthorized access to your office.
Instead of giving your employees a key, door access control systems use unique credentials to unlock the door. The credentials are encoded in a key card that an employee uses to unlock the door. When a person leaves your employment, their credentials are deactivated, so the key card no longer works.
With an access control system, you’ll also know who enters your office, and when they opened the door. You’ll receive reports if an unauthorized individual tries to enter. You can also prevent access to private rooms or areas inside your office that only certain employees should enter.
So, when you’re awakened at night by your security company, you won’t wonder what’s happening. You’ll know because you’ll have all the information you need from your CCTV and Access Control Systems.
NOVA Computer Solutions can help to safeguard your office, with our Custom Designed Security Camera and Access Control Systems. Contact us to learn more.
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