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22Jul. 2013

Keeping A Technological Eye on Your Business

As a business owner, you know that the more you grow, the harder it is to keep tabs on all aspects of the business. You can’t be everywhere at once, nor do you want to be. Fortunately, technology can help.

One technology that some of our clients are employing is the use of security cameras. The installation of security cameras is a risk management strategy that has steadily become more common and allows you to literally keep an eye on the workplace when you are not there.

Security cameras can help protect your business in many ways. In cases of suspected theft or slip and fall lawsuits, recordings can be useful evidence and help to dismiss fraudulent claims from both customers and employees. Cameras are often placed at main entrances, in parking lots, on loading docks, in hallways or at any internal location that stores money or other valuable materials.

Today’s security cameras are actually referred to as closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, and are much more cost effective than older systems that required more extensive set up and maintenance. Internet protocol cameras take images that are sent to digital video recorders, which can be stored on site, or at a hosted site, for as little as 30 days or as long as a year.

You can get an app on your mobile device that allows you to remotely access the server and see security footage at any time. If the images are stored at a host site, you can log into a website and see what’s happening, 24/7.

Soon after the bombs went off in Boston, security footage gave law enforcement officials and the public a first glimpse of the perpetrators and helped to speed their capture. The clarity of the images captured by today’s digital systems is far superior to the grainy images taken by older analog cameras.

Security cameras can help to capture important information and bring better peace of mind if an incident occurs. And better peace of mind for business owners is gold in my book!

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