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Three Ways Small Business Security Cameras Pay For Themselves

When considering security cameras, small business owners often tell us that cost is a challenge. We understand because it’s not an insignificant investment to purchase the right, high-quality equipment and have it installed by professionals. After 22+ years helping small businesses with their security camera needs, however, Surveillance Technology has learned that the equipment will pay for itself in the following ways.

#1: Security Cameras Help Prevent Theft at Small Businesses

If your small business has experienced theft, either at the hands of employees or customers, then you’re probably considering some sort of security upgrade. Security cameras are a cost-effective way to protect your small business, and can scan greater areas compared to a security guard. Just the simple act of installing security cameras at your small business will deter most thieves. The best approach is to place some in obvious locations so potential thieves will be deterred, and place others in locations where you’ll see the most helpful activity.

#2: Security Cameras Mitigate Liability Claims at Small Businesses

For small businesses, security cameras can help prove the facts of your case for liability claims. Whether your location is retail or a manufacturing workplace, liability claims can be scary. Having your customer or employee activity captured on camera can go a long way to protecting your bottom line in the case of an injury claim.

For example, in today’s litigious society, there are dishonest people who will fake a slip and fall claim. Security camera footage can be provided to the courts to show exactly what happened before, during and after the supposed “fall”. This can save you tens of thousands in attorneys fees, payouts for damages and increased insurance costs.

For restaurants, nightclubs and bars, security cameras can help determine the facts if and when fights occur, which is another source of strife for some small businesses. Security camera footage can help law enforcement in serious cases and protect your business from being liable by proving the number of drinks served to a person.

For manufacturing locations, security cameras can help small businesses determine if negligence or safety is an issue, should an employee injury occur. If your employee is not following proper protocol, for example, and injures himself, you’ll be able to see the details with the right high-quality security camera equipment.

Another common security camera use that we see for small businesses is in community pools. Should an injury occur, your security camera footage can show whether alcohol or safety was a factor.

All of these examples can save your business thousands of dollars, or hundreds of thousands, annually.

#3: Security Cameras Help With Personal Safety at Small Businesses

In general, would-be criminals are not going to attack someone or vandalize your business if security cameras are visible in plain sight. Having security surveillance equipment in public areas of your small business can motivate criminals to go to another location for their devious activities and leave your property alone.

Chances are, if you haven’t already experienced theft, criminal activity or a liability claim for your small business, you will in the future and security cameras can help. In any one of the above situations, a surveillance system will pay for itself the first time something happens. Small business owners have many things to consider when considering security cameras: the safety of employees (who are often family members), the value of their cash or merchandise and potential lawsuits, just to name a few. Let Surveillance Technology help give you peace of mind by providing your small business with security camera equipment today.

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    Franco RomeroFranco Romero
    16:09 28 Apr 22
    Recognized as a Historic Landmark Resort in the St Petersburg downtown area, we were looking for the best in the surveillance camera and equipment system business. We talked with Luis from Surveillance Technology Inc, and seemed like the right choice for us. He was very professional, honest, promised us prompt response and even took the time to walk the entire property. I am so happy that we choose his company for our surveillance needs and professional advice. Luis has been with us since 2021 and has made several installations. The results have all been outstanding clear picture, easy viewing and storing.I would like to especially point out an installation done this week at our Marina. His wonderful techs led by Jaime, performed a cable installation where a "dinghy" had to be used. Fighting hightide and waves they managed to install approximately 1 mile of cable and deliver the best video viewing on all cameras. I will recommend Luis and his company to anyone looking for surveillance equipment hands down.
    John SmithJohn Smith
    16:32 09 Feb 22
    Alan and the guys did another fantastic job. Highly recommended and very professional. Our tech Jame did a excellent job ! very happy
    Yvonne SveYvonne Sve
    18:24 16 Sep 21
    Our Association was very impressed with the installation and quality of our new security camera system. They did everything they said they were going to do and when they were going to do it. Professional staff that did their job with no fuss or mess. We are happy to recommend them.
    Jeanette WeissJeanette Weiss
    16:08 13 Sep 21
    Although very busy, this company sent out their technicians within a reasonable amount of time.. The technicians Jamie and Josh were very professional and friendly. Jaimie identified and rectified my problem I had with on line visualization of the camera views and playback. He also assisted with making sure our phones were able to bring up the same views. One hour later....done. PLUS I received a call the next morning to answer any questions I may have had. Thank you!!! BTW,, Louis is the person that answers the phone and is extremely helpful and phone friendly with curteous professional communication. KUDOS
    Doug DeLozierDoug DeLozier
    14:27 04 May 21
    Ordered a system and it was installed on the date promised with everything working as promised. Great work getting it done on time.
    15:44 25 Sep 20
    Well done Luis, Jamie, C.J. and Josh! You all made a complex surveillance system installation look easy. That's the genuine sign of professionals. Keep up the great work! AAA Storage - Englewood, Florida
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