5 Ways your Business is Susceptible to Theft
April 26, 2016 By
In the fast-paced and rapidly evolving world of business and trade, the potential for loss and theft only increases with each passing day, and the fact of the matter is, if you are not protecting your business with a comprehensive security surveillance system then your business will likely succumb to those threats over time.
Whether or not you realize it at first, no matter how big or small your business is, there will always be specific areas on the premises which are susceptible to theft and other criminal activity; from the stockroom, the returns area, and the break room, to the issue of time theft and productivity loss, there are many areas and scenarios which remain particularly vulnerable for businesses to protect and protect against without the use of a proper surveillance system.
So in an effort to help you understand just how much of an impact a surveillance system will have on the property, finances, and general well-being of your business, take a look at just 5 of the ways your business is susceptible to the many forms and types of theft, fraud, and loss.
- Fake or dishonest injury or insurance claims:
Believe it or not, even small business can fall victim to the faking of accidents by professional criminals who scam businesses and insurance companies by making false ‘slip and fall’ or similar claims in order to cash in on a lawsuit. Such fraud can practically be eliminated with the proper installation and use of a surveillance system with CCTV cameras.
- Supply room theft:
Areas of your business where you keep supplies, excess stock, and returns are particularly susceptible to theft as thieves will often target these specific spots because they know they are not as guarded as the merchandise out on the floor; help prevent against this type of theft with CCTV cameras as well!
- Vulnerable tools:
While you may think specialty items are less likely to be stolen due to their tailored function for a specific job, with the abundance of online markets and pawning business, there is virtually nothing that a thief won’t steal from a business. That is why it is essential to protect all the property on the premises of your business, with a comprehensive surveillance system.
- Productivity Loss:
Compared to the more traditional forms of theft and fraud, the loss of productivity (or time theft) actually equates to more dollars lost for businesses year-round, and given that unproductive employees translates to a decrease in sales and overall business efficiency, it only makes sense to have a way of dealing with this issue through the use of a security surveillance system.
- Crimes against customers:
It is essential for every business to remain vigilant in their responsibility to the customer, as they too are vulnerable to crimes when they are in your establishment. By equipping your business with a comprehensive surveillance system that records all activity, criminal and otherwise, then you are more likely to retain the trust and loyalty of your customers!
While these are only a handful of the ways in which your business is vulnerable to theft and fraud, there is a multitude of additional ways that a security surveillance system provided by CalAtlantic can help protect everything and everyone in your business! So now that you are aware of some of the benefits of having a surveillance system installed in your business, consider how CalAtlantic can make it happen!