Workplace Pros and Cons – Monitoring Employees Using Video Surveillance

Using video surveillance in the workplace is becoming more common practice. In some cases, theft of goods or other items of monetary value can create a greater loss for business owners than theft from people outside the company.

This is where having a second eye always watching will help minimize the possibility of theft as well as provide evidence of crime if that happens. Knowing that there is always a camera that captures all activities in a business place gives business owners peace of mind.

Digital video surveillance systems come in various forms and can often be implemented in such a way that the equipment itself is not obvious to ordinary observers. Many video surveillance systems are aesthetically pleasing to the eye and blend with any office or business decor. Depending on the nature of the business, it is important for customers and employees to conduct business in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.

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The cameras not only provide strong evidence for the prosecution, but they also act as a deterrent for would-be thieves who will consider stealing from their employers. Just by knowing that the cameras are often all that is needed to prevent theft or other activities that can damage the business or business owner.

Violence at work has increased in recent years and it is the responsibility of business owners to provide a safe and protected work environment for their employees. Using video surveillance can help law enforcement determine what happens when violent incidents occur at business locations. Having videos to review and analyze can not only provide video evidence to law enforcement but can help business owners increase areas of vulnerability in building security and access.