Small businesses may not think a security camera is a necessary tool. It could be a small corner store, a family-run car wash, or the headquarters of a cleaning service. Maybe the office is rarely occupied or doesn’t hold many valuables. You may be old-school, averse to technology and fancy gadgets. Or maybe you’re just having a hard time justifying the budget.
Either way, security footage may be something foreign and alien to you. Maybe you think it belongs on the crime shows on TV. However, CCTV is increasingly finding use in daily life. From traffic footage to pest control, cameras are becoming an essential feature in many homes and businesses. They offer tangible protection and psychological peace of mind.
In the past, surveillance equipment was expensive and far beyond the reach of ordinary people. However, technology has grown exponentially, making cameras smaller, more subtle, and more affordable. The price range of a security system is governed by other systems too. If your business is physically small and occupies minimal space, you can buy fewer units.
The type of lens can also reduce the scope of your protective infrastructure. If your office has a smaller square footage, you can get a strategically placed camera that covers a wider area, and that can chop down your expenses. There are cases where your budget for safety is on the lower side. You could hire a 24-hour guard, get a dog, or install cameras.
Good quality and easy payment for your security camera
Unlike a security camera, a dog needs to be fed, and depending on the location of your business, the dog may require a license, or space to run around. Guard dogs may also intimidate your customers, or attack the wrong person, leaving you open to law suits. Similarly, a security guard needs meals, breaks, and uniforms, all of which cost money.
For many small businesses, security budgets and overheads are a crucial factor. When they ask ‘do we need CCTV?’, what they’re really asking is ‘Can we afford it?’ They may fully believe that they need remote surveillance, but they may worry that they don’t have enough business coming in to pay for it. If this is where you’re at, consider the following factors.
One, by not securing your business, you could actually be losing money. Without a good surveillance system, you’re at risk of shoplifting, burglary, or even theft by your own staff. After all, many crimes are driven by opportunity. A thug will spot an easy target with an open door and no alarms, and they will break in. They may not know the size of your business or the volume if your income. All they saw was an opening to attack.
In addition, since your business is so small, you’re unlikely to have hi-tech security measures like quick-response vehicles or motion detectors. A security camera could end up being the most affordable form of security for your business. If you buy your cameras from Iron Curtain Security, we offer easy payment options to ease your burden.
After sales service for your camera system
All our security camera packages come with a 3-year-swop-out guarantee™, so you can call us in case of any problem. We offer free installation assessment with no obligation, so we can come by your shop and talk over the options with you. This will relax your mind regarding your security budget. You don’t have to commit to anything, and we’ll answer all your questions.
In case you haven’t used camera-based security before, our help desk is available for assistance. You can call us anytime and we’ll walk you through any glitches in the system. We also offer remote access as an add-on. It costs a little extra, but still works out cheaper than hiring human security monitoring.
When you install cameras, you still need someone to watch them. After all, the mere presence of a camera doesn’t necessarily deter shoplifters. They need to know someone is watching. If you can’t fund the extra staff, you can connect the CCTV to your mobile phone or home system. That way you can glance at the shop floor no matter where you are. Another advantage of surveillance systems is you can inspect the areas outside the shop as well. Speak to Iron Curtain Security for security camera advice and guidance.