Increase employee productivity, lower theft with Video Surveillance

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March 2, 2017 - 12:00am Updated: March 3, 2017 - 11:50am

Knowing there are eyes watching your every move, documenting your identity and every action you are taking can act as both a deterrent and motivator inside and outside the walls of a business.

That is why businesses, big and small, are installing video surveillance and access control systems to keep a 24-hour watchful eye and take control of their premises. 

Myron Jacobsen and Oyvind Sparboe, business partners and owners of Prince Albert’s Reed Security say they have seen a huge increase in the demand for commercial applications of the video surveillance systems they sell. There are several reasons for this surge and topping the list is “to reduce and prevent theft” says Sparboe. “When security cameras are appropriately placed around your business, they can help deter theft from both customers and employees”.

ReedHD video surveillance cameras record in high definition to capture and recognizes faces, license plates and objects.  No matter where you are, you can see exactly what your cameras see through your laptop, smart phone or tablet. If you have a nagging suspicion someone may be scoping out your building you can go online to get an instant view into your property and ease your mind.

Construction sites and compounds are notorious for after-hours break-ins, “but with cameras covering all the angles you’ll see the number of thefts drop dramatically,” states Jacobsen.

Business owners can also regulate the ins and outs of their facility by using access control. This kind of system uses key fobs or key tag swipe cards to control access to certain areas at precise times for employees, tenants, or visitors. It can even track and record activity through the day and night.

A surveillance system will also help keep your company safe from internal threats. “A potentially troublesome employee will think twice before taking off with work equipment or outright employee theft. When the eye is watching everyone is on their best behavior” Jacobsen adds.

Improved employee productivity is another benefit of camera surveillance. With cameras located inside your location, managers can keep track of employees and make sure everyone is working as hard as they say they are. “There’s absolutely a boost in productivity once employees know there’s a camera on them,” Sparboe says. “No one likes being caught asleep on the job.”

No matter what business you run, disputes are going to occur. Sometimes it’s with employees and sometimes it’s with customers. When a disagreement occurs, business owners need to figure out exactly what happened. A surveillance camera can provide clear video proof about the entire incident. This will lead to a fair resolution and can reduce workplace violence.   Additionally, if a business has an access control system there’s no risk of having an employee fail to return their door key to the business, they can be removed off the business’ approved entrants.

Another major benefit of having a video surveillance system in the workplace is to provide evidence for investigations. “If any type of criminal activity or suspicious activity occurs around your business, the cameras can help identify anyone that is caught stealing from the business. And it also provides visual evidence for the police investigation. It’s all about protecting you and your assets”, Says Jacobsen.  

In addition to video surveillance and access control systems Reed Security also offers complete alarm systems with 24-hour monitoring. Installation is quick and comprehensive. Packages can be modified to fit every situation.

It all starts with a call for a free security evaluation and estimate. Myron or Oyvind will assess what your business needs for access control, cameras and any other of their many features you desire.

“You pick the equipment you want and we’ll set an installation date and time, usually within a week,” Jacobsen says.

Reed Security is pleased to announce that Barry Hogeweide joined the team on March 1st. Barry will be a sales representative and brings eight years of experience in the Security industry with him. Barry has lived and been involved in the business community for many years and has developed many business and personal relationships. Barry looks forward to serving both new and former customers in Prince Albert and surrounding communities.

To bring your business security into the modern age, visit Hogeweide, Jacobsen and Sparboe at 1-243 South Industrial Dr., call (306) 922-7200 or visit their website [link:].

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