In recent months, there’s been a tremendous amount of attention focused on upgrading corporate IT security, and with good reason. Hacking attacks are growing in both number and sophistication, and breaches are becoming increasingly commonplace. The hackers appear to be winning, at least in the short term. With all of the attention being placed on network security, it’s important not to neglect physical security.
Physical security is every bit as important as digital. How’s your company’s physical security? If you’re not sure, then it’s probably time for a review, and if you find your firm’s physical security lacking, you may want to consider the addition of security cameras.
The reasons for doing so are numerous, and all of them come down to matters of sheer practicality. A good security camera system gives you a birds’ eye view of everything that goes on in your company. Unauthorized personnel can be spotted and identified quickly and easily, while images taken from security camera feeds can be turned over to law enforcement to assist in apprehending criminals.
Security cameras are also good for accountability. They are a good, simple way to keep everyone honest. It’s a proven fact that people behave differently when they know they are being observed. More specifically, they tend to behave better than they otherwise would. This is not to say that your employees are doing anything necessarily wrong, but merely to point out the obvious truth that your business assets and time are valuable and worthy of at least some level of protection. A security camera system installed in your offices is a good, relatively easy and inexpensive way to see to that security.
With new technology comes new ways of monitoring and accessing the information gathered from cameras. With some systems you can view cameras from computers or mobile devices from virtually anywhere. Saving recordings and sharing with necessary parties such as management or law enforcement can be as easy as a couple of clicks.
If you’re unsure if your company could benefit from such a system, by all means, seek out a security expert and get a professional opinion. Not only can an assessment of your company and the potential benefits a camera system be provided, but an expert can also help you design the perfect system to meet your firm’s specific needs and requirements.