No one likes to spend more money than they need to in business. Most business owners are always on the lookout for ways they can reduce overheads and save money in key areas.
Did you know that CCTV is one of those key areas that can save you money?
It seems like an odd thing to say as there is obviously a cost attached to installing a CCTV system. But you can make that money back in no time with all the long term savings it will provide your business.
Those savings are less theft and vandalism at your premises, protection and retention of staff, improved process control, minimal disruption to your business, lower insurance costs, and less ongoing investment in security.
Let’s look into these points in greater detail…
Less Theft And Vandalism
Thieves and vandals are not in the business of making things hard for themselves. They will take the easy option every time as it means less chance of them being caught. CCTV cameras act as an instant deterrent. Having them visible at your premises will discourage people who are looking to cause damage and steal your valuable resources.
If you don’t have a CCTV system installed, then you greatly increase your risk of being burgled. Being the victim of a burglary or vandalism attack can cost your business thousands of dollars in repair and replacement, even if you do have insurance cover. Not to mention the loss of time dealing with the fallout and repairs. CCTV can prevent you from having to deal with this loss of income.
Protection And Retention Of Staff
CCTV systems are not just installed for security purposes. You can use them to monitor any number of things, such as health and safety practices, danger areas at your workplace, and the health and wellbeing of your staff. A safe workplace is a popular workplace. If you take steps towards protecting the safety of your workers, then you are more likely to retain them on your team. This removes the cost and time investment of constantly having to recruit new staff.
Improved Process Control
Your business could be losing a lot of money simply due to inefficient processes. But a CCTV system can help you monitor any and all processes at your workplace. You will be able to note areas of improvement and show your team members practical footage of the inefficiencies taking place. These real time recordings will then help you to implement safe and efficient processes within your team.
Minimal Business Disruption
Any disruption to the day to day running of your business will result in a loss of income. As you have just seen, there are many ways that CCTV systems can reduce the chance of disruption to your business. Whether it be prevention of theft or vandalism, removing the risk of workplace accidents by improving processes, or increasing your staff retention rate, your business is not incurring extra costs.
Lower Insurance Costs
Insurance is necessary for any business to protect against the unexpected happening. But insurance premiums can be a considerable cost to your business every month. You don’t want to drop any of the cover that is protecting your business, so you don’t want to reduce the amount of insurance to save costs. But, by simply by having a CCTV system installed, your premiums are likely to go down as there is less risk to your business.
Less Ongoing Investment
How much money are you sinking into security guards or checking on your own business premises at night? Those costs (and effort needed) can significantly be reduced with an effective CCTV system in place. Especially if you elect to install a monitored option. That way, you don’t need to pay a security guard to watch your premises all night as your CCTV will do it instead. If anything is amiss, then it will flag our 24 hour monitoring team and a professional can be onsite in a matter of minutes.
So, if you are interested in saving thousands of dollars in your business, get in touch with us here at Smartway. Our state of the art CCTV systems could be protecting your business, improving your processes and reducing your overheads in no time! Get in touch with us today for a free demonstration of what our systems can do.