For a new business owner, leaving their store unattended overnight can resemble similar feelings to leaving your child with a babysitter for the first time. There is so much that can go wrong when you’re not there to monitor and protect your valuable merchandise, but realistically you aren’t about to move onto a cot in the storeroom.
Reliable Commercial Security System
There are many businesses that enjoy the benefits of having a storefront and displaying their products for the world to see, but with that comes a sense of risk. With the potential for theft, water or fire damage, or any other threat that can pose a danger to your business, it’s best to have a safe and reliable commercial security system in place from the moment you open for business. Having the option to immediately be alerted to any trouble going on at your business while you are away is the next best thing to physically being there 24/7.
Business owners run into other challenges when it comes to running a store that stocks merchandise. There is always the chance for internal theft which can be more difficult to avoid with staff having access to different parts of the store than regular customers. Each year merchants lose thousands of dollars to internal theft and often the problem goes unnoticed for a long period of time. However, once the theft is realized and an amount is tallied, the numbers can be staggering.
Although there is no 100% foolproof way to guarantee that your staff will not steal from you, the presence of security cameras certainly makes their task more difficult. Cameras allow the owners to check in at their leisure to ensure that things are operating as they should be and that staff are doing their jobs adequately. When staff know they are being watched by the owners, there is less likelihood that they will attempt to steal and also a higher likelihood that they will be more diligent in their work. Ever notice that staff tend to get an extra spring in their step as soon as the boss walks in? The cameras will aide in the staff constantly displaying that level of enthusiasm to their job.
Security systems for your business come at a great benefit to the owner. Protect your assets, your brand and your bottom dollar by ensuring you have the best security system possible for your storefront.
Do you own or manage a business, retail store, or office building in the Ottawa area? We install commercial alarm systems, monitoring systems, and video surveillance. Trust Bee Alarmed to keep your facility, assets, employees, and customers safe. Contact us to learn more!