Manufacturing facilities, plants and factories are finding security benefits and safety benefits from the implementation of video surveillance and access control systems. External theft of raw materials from plants and facilities remains high however, internal theft as well as the safety and security of those on the inside is typically as much if not more of a concern than external theft issues. Many companies have long employed security personnel to try and thwart these threats but have discovered that the needs for security far exceed what the budget will allow in human security personnel.
Economically speaking, companies have found that they can put video surveillance cameras monitoring and recording activity simultaneously from 25 or 30 places through out a facility, for less than it would cost to employ one security guard or individual to watch at best, one area of the facility at a time. Utilization of video surveillance and access control to improve the security of the property, inventory, materials, tools and equipment while improving the safety of the employees, helps businesses compete in a competitive marketplace.
Benefits of Video Surveillance in Factories
We believe that your time and money are far better spent preventing losses pro-actively, rather than pursuing recovery or prosecution reactively. The facts are that Video Surveillance Systems deter theft and improve safety when the employees, vendors and visitors are aware of their use. Predominately located monitors and signage to notify employees and others serve as a reminder and strong measure of prevention.
Video surveillance has been used for many years in plants and production facilities such as on the assembly lines of automobile and electronics manufacturing. High resolution images and megapixel cameras are making close scrutiny and quality control through video surveillance easier than ever before. Quick efficient visual identification of a flaw or problem using video surveillance could save thousands of dollars in lost time and production costs.
Today’s video surveillance systems are typically accessed and managed across the network. This can be a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN) meaning that the video whether live or recorded, can be viewed or reviewed remotely. This can be done from anywhere in the plant, over a VPN from another location or by connecting via the Internet. Secured by a user name and password, only those authorized would be able to access the information. For companies who have multiple locations, this could be extremely useful and save a lot of time as compared to traveling from location to location.
Safety is a #1 priority among most plants and manufacturing facilities. Safety procedures and measures are typically in place and implemented in an effort to prevent accidents and injuries. When workers do not follow or adhere to those safety measures, accidents can happen and the resulting damages and/or increases in worker compensation premiums can be enormous. Using video surveillance cameras to monitor employee behavior and ensure that safety policies and procedures are followed, can help protect both the employees and the employer from avoidable losses.