As business owners we sometime like to trust our staff 100% but in a perfect world this may not be the best possible scenario. While it is good to have that warm fuzzy feeling inside and feel good about your staff but sometimes the temptation is to much for even the most honest of staff.
Many business believe that the largest problem with theft at their business is customer theft but it has been proven time and time again that in fact the largest theft by far is from staff. This is not just an off the cuff remark but a problem that is documented time and time again.
So as a matter of coarse when installing security cameras for business you are watching your staff and your staff are watching your customers. Many businesses also use cameras to check not only for theft but for performance, just say your jobs aren’t completed when they should be and imagine your staff telling you they have been busy. Imagine your absolute shock when you watch the replay and find them chatting to their friends for the bulk of their shift.
Many times after security cameras are fitted at a business the amount of stock loss almost stops, initially causing a jump in profit that may surprise even the most pessimistic and trustworthy of owners and bosses. The main thing to think about when initially installing cameras is to hide them or have fully visible types.
Generally owners may think that a hidden camera would be best, but from experience this may not be the best option. The reason for this is quiet simple from the numerous installations of hidden cameras we have witnessed, it was without a doubt6 every single staff was found doing something wrong. I’m not saying stealing but, sleeping, deliberately breaking things, its really quiet a shocking statistic.
So what we recommend is fully visible cameras and tell all the staff, but if you have a suspect you want to catch with the price of cameras today you will be able to get a hidden camera and recorder for quiet a reasonable price. I know you are thinking that you will simply go the hidden camera option and tell them that cameras are present but think of this, what if they don’t believe you.
Then you will catch your staff doing wrong and have to start from scratch again. Remember that with a hidden camera you will catch them doing something that they are not meant to! Although you may be able to prove me wrong and I hope you do.
So in summary if you want to have a warm fuzzy feeling inside whack some cameras in the shop and aim them at the till, you will them be able to know that your staff are doing every thing you ask of them because there is nothing worse then paying someone while they steal off you.