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The Pros and Cons of Security Cameras in the Workplace

Grainger Editorial Staff

Safety should be the top priority for any place of business. Not only does your workplace house employees on a dayto- day basis but also important and expensive equipment. There are plenty of factors that increase a worker’s risk in the workplace, including line of business, setting, the size of department—the list goes on.

Enhancing workplace security is both necessary and beneficial for you and your employees alike. One way to do that is by installing smart video surveillance cameras. These systems provide a reliable and convenient way to securely monitor the ins and outs of your building. Video surveillance cameras use new technology in digital video monitoring, coding, storage and even intelligent analysis. Each camera has special features that can be catered to your needs. They can be housed and mounted in high ceilings and corners for discretion. In addition, their compact size won’t alter the décor of the room. Most importantly, they provide highquality monitoring for optimal safety and security.

Not convinced? Check out the table below with the pros and cons of smart surveillance to help you make a decision.

Pros Cons
Increases security for your business and employees People may have privacy concerns
Improves safety and reduces crime rate May create more work and jobs to fill
Tiny and non-obtrusive Can require multiple devices, especially for larger facilities
Can provide real-time data Networks must be able to handle large bandwidth
Investment typically pays for itself Large systems can be an expensive investment initially
Extreme usability with monitors, emails and mobile apps Technology can be vulnerable to hacker threats
Can reduce crime rate internally and externally Potential cybercriminal breaches
Flexibility, such as continuous 24/7 monitoring Data overload
Reduction in cost for human monitoring Reliant on technology

There are many aspects to take into consideration when it comes to choosing the best security technology for your place of business. Luckily, advanced video surveillance systems can be personalized for a technology solution that meets your needs.


The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.

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