With both hidden and plainly visible surveillance cameras becoming increasingly widespread, and practically a fact of public life, you may have considered installing some in your own office to keep an eye on your employees. While some people may feel a little uneasy about installing an office hidden camera without notifying people, doing so can ultimately bring many benefits for both you and your employees.
Better monitoring will help fight theft.
Theft is a major concern for any business, whether it is theft by employees or by intruders. In the event that people gain access to your office or company, the footage from a hidden camera might help you identify them after the fact and recover your losses. If people who work for you are stealing office supplies or personal items belonging to other employees, you can immediately identify and put a stop to the behavior, whether through corrective action or termination.
Time theft is another concern for companies. Even if you only have a few employees directly under you, it can be difficult to discreetly watch what they’re really doing at their desks or on their computers, and determine whether they’re doing something productive or personal. If you oversee a large number of employees, it’s almost impossible to account for what they’re all doing on a regular basis. Obvious monitoring of your employees can be bad for morale, and might cause them to change their behavior so that you don’t learn anything from watching them. Hidden cameras can help you ensure that all of your employees are making the most of their time, which will lead to increased productivity and revenue.
Create a better environment for employees.
When employees know that they are being monitored, they often feel more secure, both in terms of physical safety and in knowing that their physical possessions are protected. However, even if your employees don’t know that you’re keeping an eye on them, the actions that you take based on what you learn from your surveillance will create a more positive environment. You can virtually eliminate theft between employees, as well as ill feelings over employees who use work time inappropriately or don’t pull their own weight. You’ll also be aware of anything inappropriate that happens.
If a physical incident ever occurs – whether it is a fight, an intrusion, a sexual harassment incident, or something else – your office hidden camera will provide a valuable record of what happened. This will be useful if the incident is big enough to merit investigation or even larger consequences. If people present conflicting or unclear descriptions of the incident, you can simply see what happened and take the appropriate action. Afterwards, even if employees don’t know how exactly the incident was resolved, they will feel more secure knowing that it was handled quickly and appropriately.
Hidden cameras can benefit the whole office.
Both you and your employees can gain a better work environment with the help of hidden cameras in the office. Surveillance cameras are a great tool to help you perform your duties as a manager by maximizing employee productivity, correcting improper behavior, maintaining employee morale, and creating a safer working environment. The benefits of all of these changes will be evident to your employees, even if they don’t know exactly how you are able to keep everything running so smoothly.