The Benefits of Video Surveillance in the Workplace

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While most people believe that a video surveillance system is a method to protect a workplace against burglary and thefts, CCTV systems also provide employers with the ability to monitor the employees’ performance and behavior. CCTV cameras are connected to a video surveillance system and the live feed can be viewed and recorded at one’s own leisure. Regardless of the type of business you have, security cameras offer a variety of benefits for your workplace. Here is how they can assist both employees and employers. Misconduct and misbehavior A security camera discourages unsafe behavior by employees, and also provides protection for employees from being harassed, exploited or otherwise abused by supervisors or other work colleagues. Employees are less likely to engage in inappropriate behavior when they know there is someone or something watching them. Safety The video surveillance system ensures that the workplace has restricted access and employees can work without having to worry about any exposure to outside dangers or interference. It keeps a track of people entering and exiting your building, lifts, rooms, parking lots, etc. There could be so many potential areas for misconduct or criminal activity that you hadn’t even thought of. If you are a business owner with an office set up, a security camera system can be very useful in preventing theft of confidential and vital information. Productivity With CCTV cameras watching their every move, employees are likely to limit their personal activities such as chatting on social networking sites, playing computer games or talking on the phone for long periods of time. When they know that they are being watched, employees tend...