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5 Amazing Benefits of Professional Security Systems for Businesses

By: James Curtiss on October 8th, 2019

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5 Amazing Benefits of Professional Security Systems for Businesses

If you're starting your own business, you should already know that it comes with built-in business costs. You need an ad budget and a way to pay your employees' salary, but there are less obvious expenses as well.

One of those is security. You need to budget for this regardless of if your business is in a good or bad neighborhood. 

Professional security systems can help you with business surveillance at a reasonable cost. Read on for five benefits of investing in a small business security camera system. 

1. To Ward Off Outside Crime

You want to trust people. Yet that trust has limits. For one thing, shoplifting rates have increased in recent years. 

You can't expect to stop it completely. No company can, not even gigantic retailers like Walmart. But installing security cameras makes you more likely to catch the people who do steal. 

If you can get someone stealing on camera, that's hard evidence. And the police can use that evidence to make an arrest. 

2. To Monitor Employees

Shoplifting is a major issue. But you also need to make sure your employees are staying honest.

Employee theft is right behind shoplifting on the list of retail shrinkage sources. You can limit it by counting your cash drawer carefully and controlling access to valuables. 

But a determined employee can usually find a quiet moment to slip something in their pocket. Cameras are less invasive and better for morale than searching your employees' belongings before they leave each day. 

3. It Helps Customers Feel Safer

We've all seen the signs when we walk into a department store: "Premises are being monitored by security cameras." There may also be something about how the cameras are "for your protection." 

But even if that line is not there, cameras make customers feel more secure inside the store. Like a guard dog at home, cameras can act as a deterrent. 

Customers see them and feel a little more relaxed. Unless, of course, they're planning to shoplift. In that case, they might turn around and leave, which is better for everyone. 

4. To Save on Security Costs

As a small business owner, making payroll can be hard enough without hiring extra security. Calling a surveillance cameras company is cheaper and easier. 

Also, not all security guards get trained as well as you might like. The wrong kind of guard can make customers nervous. You don't want to do that. 

5. For Automatic Emergency Assistance 

It's hard to predict how you and your employees will react to an emergency. The best security cameras for business will take that out of your hands. 

Security cameras often come packaged with sensors and alarms. If one of those gets triggered, police will get sent to your business.

You don't have to call 911 in a stressful moment. That kind of help can prove invaluable for business owners. 

Installing Professional Security Systems

Running a successful business is about more than just making sales. You also need to make sure you have a secure business environment. Professional security systems can help with that.

If you're overwhelmed by your options, the team at Sonitrol New England can assist you. We'd love to discuss your business security options, so contact us today with any questions.

About James Curtiss

Experienced security industry professional. Commercial Security Consultant working at Sonitrol New England.