Beyond Security – Ways Video Surveillance Can Help Businesses
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- If you run a bar, restaurant, hotel, motel or any hospitality related business, you can offer privilege access to customers remotely. This can help them make decision about their choice of room, seat or menu reservation.
- As a business owner, video surveillance opens, a window into your business for you. You can instantly see how your employee and treating your customers. You can know which of your staff helps himself into your cash register. No doubt, video monitoring places absolute control of your business in the palms of your hands.
So You Have Business Video Surveillance – Now What About Management?
If you have a small office or your business video surveillance installation is on a small-scale, then management is simpler and easier. In fact, security systems is usually a small part of the role of the employee responsible for managing the system. Your company may not need a dedicated IT security manager.
This is particular true because of the development of many wired and wireless do it yourself video security systems that are easy to install, easy to run and easy to manage.
Many of these systems also have intuitive user interface which would possibly cut the need for professional installers when setting up the system. It is not unlikely that many small and private companies will go this route in the coming years.
However, if your company is large and you have a medium to large-scale installation with several cameras and monitor to watch, then you may want to hire a dedicated surveillance expert to oversee the system.
Alternatively, your company may choose to send one of your existing IT staff on professional training to acquire necessary skills. Remember, it’s not enough to just have those cameras, beyond security, you have to figure out how to manage them effectively so they don’t become a liability to you.