What is absolute protection worth to you and your business? If you are like most business owners, you will say that it is worth a great deal. However, if you have yet to install a CCTV camera system in your shopping centre or retail establishment, you may be more vulnerable than what you think. This one investment could change several aspects of your shopping centre and how it functions.
1. Your customers and employees will have a safer environment.
Providing a safe environment for both your staff and your visiting customers as a business owner is one of the most important things to do, and many business owners do struggle with this. One of the biggest things that change when you install a CCTV camera system in your shopping centre is the level of security automatically elevates. Modern-day digital and analog systems yield almost instantaneous recordings of what is taking place throughout the place of business. With proper monitoring of the live feed by a security officer, any dangerous activity in progress will be spotted almost immediately. Likewise, some type of dangerous situation or occurrence like a fire in one part of the building can be detected by the security camera systems in a timely way to get everyone out to safety.
2. Your business will be protected from false accident claims with CCTV Installation.
False accident claims can cost business owners a lot of money, and, unfortunately, these false reports happen more frequently than ever and many claimants get away with filing and winning major lawsuits. For example, if an individual visits your shopping centre and claims there was something in the floor that made them slip and fall, the CCTV camera systems offer such high-resolution recordings of the incident that it will be easy to tell if the individual is not being honest about what happened.
3. Property vandalism will not be such a big concern.
Even though modern-day CCTV cameras are smaller and more inconspicuous, their presence will still likely be noticed by people who intend to vandalize the property. No one with ill intent wants to be caught on camera attempting the criminal activity. Therefore, just having several cameras present can deter vandalism. And, if vandalism does occur, it will be caught with the cameras. The improvement of the quality of cameras used for surveillance now makes it highly possible to identify people who have done harm to your property by reviewing the footage.
4. Crime investigation becomes an easier thing.
Whether it is property vandalism, vandalism or theft related to customer vehicles, or some other type of crime that takes place in your place of business, CCTV installation can change everything about how those crimes are investigated. With a series of cameras pointedly installed in different places, you can easily have surveillance coverage of the entire property. Therefore, when a crime is reported, it is easy to go to the system and retrieve the footage from a specific time frame so it can be turned over to the authorities investigating the crime. These systems are so advanced that they are even capable of reading plate numbers clearly, which means authorities can track down criminals based on the vehicles they drove to the shopping centre.
5. Lower instances of theft.
The entire country has witnessed a drastic increase in the number of shoplifters in the last few years. Macro Business even dubbed shoplifting as "the newest crime boom." According to reports released by The Australia and New Zealand Retail Crime Survey 2019, there was a $3.37 billion report of crime-related losses between 2017 and 2018 among retailers in both Australia and New Zealand. Roughly 57 per cent of that is attributed to shoplifting alone. If your shopping centre has also witnessed an uptick in profit loss due to theft, CCTV service could be the solution. These highly evolved systems are more capable of catching criminals in the act and actually recognizing who they are with the gathered footage.
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At Four Walls Security, we are in the business of making sure people feel protected, whether it is in their home or in their place of business. With a good CCTV camera system in place, your shopping centre can see many changes for the better. We use state-of-the-art equipment paired with modern technology to ensure you get a system that offers only the best protection. If you would like to know more about how we can help make your business more secure, contact us today for more information.