So now you’re an expert at identifying and preventing suspicious office behavior but what happens when everyone retreats home for the evening or even worse for a long weekend and there’s no one there to stand guard?
Businesses are generally rich with confidential documents and information, money or some other important goods…things that, if stolen, could significantly affect the business’s profit and stability. Like we’ve discussed, there are threats that exist both inside and outside of company walls which is why many businesses and public spaces use closed-circuit televisions, also known as CCTV’s, which utilize a video recording system to transmit images to a centrally located set of monitors.
Sometimes just the presence of these security systems alone are enough to discourage people from engaging in foul play. When you know you’re being watched there is a sense of unease that triggers people to stay in line, therefore reducing theft and increasing safety. This way if anything suspicious does happen, there is concrete evidence that can then be used to formally confront the situation at hand. Obviously, due to privacy principles, there are limitations as far as where these cameras can be placed…you know, avoiding the obvious such as bathrooms and lunchrooms. So while surveillance systems might seem very 1984 Big Brother status, that one time an intruder is responsible for a theft it you’ll have evidence of when and where the criminal activity took place as well as a general profile of the culprit. Today, due to technological advances, the CCTV systems offer users a large variety of features, some even have the ability to zoom right into facial features all the way down to someone’s eye color, making it pretty difficult for people who are asking for it not to get caught.