Security is always on the minds of Americans. Usually we are trying to protect ourselves from outsiders but, more and more business owners are protecting profits from the theft of insiders.
For many business owners protecting profits is the same as increasing profits. All too often businesses are losing money in ways that could have been avoided. Of course, the number one culprit on that list would be employee theft.
Employee theft is one of the biggest problems business owners face today. Without taking the proper precautions, business will hemorrhage money due to employee theft. There have been many articles written with many tactics listed, to help owners avoid this rising problem. They all have one thing in common.
You will find on every list, and every article, the need for video surveillance equipment discussed with urgency. This is a need that increases on a daily basis and is especially true for business owners who have reason to believe they already have a problem.
Unfortunately, some business owners try to avoid this necessary step in theft prevention but, it only costs them more in the long run. Usually by the time the owner realizes he or she cannot combat the theft problem, it is too late. By then the employees have all but drained the company finances, leaving very little for the proper video surveillance equipment.
There is no better way to avoid theft than using video surveillance equipment. It is understandable to want to try and avoid this step. Putting faith in your employees is something business owners should be able to do but, it’s not about loyalty or trust.
Employee theft, like almost all theft, is a crime of opportunity. The economy decides for the employee, which opportunities are too risky and which are not. The worse the economy gets the more desperate the employees become. Leading only to more and more employee theft.
These days it’s easier than ever to install top of the line video surveillance equipment. In fact in every case reported the costs to install these systems beforehand, was much less than the company paid out in losses and legal fees.