Whilst CCTV is usually used for security purposes, consumers and businesses are finding numerous non-security uses for cameras. Here are the top five ways we think security cameras can benefit you at home or at work.
As smart homes are becoming increasingly popular, more people are installing security cameras that connect to their TV or smartphone. Whilst most people buy security cameras for security purposes, you can also use them as a way to identify visitors. Say your doorbell rings and you’re not sure if it’s an unexpected sales call. If your smart TV or smartphone are wirelessly connected to a camera at the front door, you can check your display without having to get up and look who it is.
Providing Evidence for Insurance Claims
Security cameras can be useful in providing evidence to protect you from false insurance claims. For example, many companies employ security guards and one of the guards may be accused of using excessive force to evict a rowdy visitor from the premises. If the incident was caught on your security camera, you will be able to prove that your guard acted appropriately.
It is thought that 31% of employees admit to wasting at least half an hour a day at work. Most of this time is spent browsing the internet or social media, chatting or doing personal work. If employees are aware that security cameras are monitoring the office, it can help deter time wasting. Cameras can also help discourage other negative workplace behaviours such as harassment or bullying.
Watching the Kids
Cameras can be used in a number of ways to help you keep an eye on the kids. For example, if they are playing in the garden while you’re inside you can use a camera to check they’re playing safely. Also, they might get home from school before you get home from work so you can use a camera to make sure they’re not getting up to no good.
Monitoring Shopping Trends
In a retail environment cameras can be used to monitor the number of customers visiting a store. Managers can use the cameras to see when their busiest days are and so allocate staff and stock accordingly.
If you require more information on the uses for CCTV why not download our free buyers guide? Alternatively, give us a call on 0845 402 3045 and we’ll be happy to help.