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# The fine line between security, protection, and invasion of privacy

Do you know the fine line between security, protection, and invasion of privacy? Let’s talk about that line and the pros of protecting all aspects of your business… while not invading personal privacy. At TCI, we thrive on being at the forefront of technology and honoring our customers, employees, and partners with integrity and honesty in all situations.

It may be surprising to start a blog written by a technology company emphasizing the importance of integrity. But, when it comes to video surveillance, a key factor to understanding and appreciating security is knowing the purpose of protection and having a company that understands that purpose.

Being in business comes with the responsibility of ensuring that every aspect of your company is safeguarded. Those aspects or valuables include your employees, building, inventory, and customers. One way of protecting it is with a security camera system.

With that being said, here are a few things to remember when deciding how and why you need to protect.


The Need to Feel Safe and Secure 

The feeling of security is one of the top six needs for humans. We need to have a sense of safety and security for our bodies, employment, resources, health, and property. Your building, inside and out, is part of that need and can affect your staff and customers. 

Improves Employees' Safety and Productivity - Knowing you care about their safety provides them with the comfort they need. Not want… but need. By protecting and providing a safe work environment, you are giving them the opportunity to be more productive. 

Improves Customer Safety and Purchasing - Security cameras not only show your employees you care about their safety; it also shows your customers that they are important and you care about their safety and security. Customers that feel safe, will stay longer and show more often at your business.


Reduces and Deters Crime overall

When security cameras are strategically placed throughout your business, crimes are less likely. Security cameras cannot deter 100 percent of crime, but academic studies have proven they reduce and deter crime overall. 

Prevents Shoplifting, Burglary, and Intrusion - Security cameras and intrusion alarm systems protect your employees and your property, including shoplifting, burglary, and intrusion. 

Prevents Employee Theft -  No one enjoys discussing the possibility of employees stealing, but 37.5% of employees have committed employee theft. Part of the reason is that there was no one supervising them. 

Lowers Vandalism - Vandalism is one of the issues small businesses encounter from time to time. A single incident can cost you at least $3,370 on average. Fortunately, you can lower the instances of vandalism in your place of work by installing a security camera.


Resolve Business Disputes 

Different dangers can threaten your employees besides burglary or shoplifting. They can come from both inside and outside of your premises. A security camera can protect your employees directly and indirectly by keeping a record of any suspicious activity.

Workplace Violence - any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior at work. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), of the 5,333 fatal workplace injuries in the United States, 761 were intentional injuries by another person. That may seem like a small number, but it is a considerable number if it is someone close to you. 


Claims and Insurance

Having Insurance is a part of owning a business, but overpaying or payout for fraudulent claims does not have to be.

Avoid Fraud and Legal Claims - Dishonest claims are common in businesses, which equals costs that burden you. Thankfully, security camera systems can help you avoid these, along with legal expenses and the possibility of being sued.

Reduce Insurance Premiums - Insurance carriers reward customers willing to lower the risk of a claim. That includes having a security system in place. 

Owning a security camera system should be a staple in your business. You need the right design for the right reasons. Protecting your staff, customers and belongings is your responsibility; with that responsibility comes due diligence. At TCI, we work alongside our clients to ensure you have the proper system installed in the appropriate places for the security and peace of mind your employees and customers deserve. Reach out to us with any questions, and let us help you stay safe.