Surveillance in the Workplace
With the innovations in video camera technology, surveillance in the workplace has become more accessible and more flexible than ever before. In the past, covert surveillance in the workplace was almost always conducted by an actual investigator. The technology to support dynamic surveillance in difficult to monitor areas has allowed for cameras to be placed in all manner of places and allows employers to protect company personnel and assets like never before.
The latest round of temporary, moveable, covert surveillance technology not only allows for surveillance recording in more places, it also allows for monitoring from these locations. For example, a camera can be placed in a outdoor storage building that lacks power, it can record in total darkness and send motion activated alerts to the proper personnel in real time. This not only allows you to capture video evidence of the activity you want, it allows for the possibility of real time interdiction.
It is important to remember that a reasonable expectation of privacy has to be reasonable. Just because an employee has found an area of the office where she can go and drink alcohol without being seen because no one uses that area during their normal work day does not mean that they are entitled to privacy while in that area. Private areas, like restrooms, locker rooms and private, walled off offices remain private.
As you know, employees who engage in inappropriate behavior are acutely aware of the location of visible, stationary security cameras. The flexibility of constantly modifying your video footprint to optimize surveillance in the workplace will keep everyone safer and save significant money in the process. This flexibility can be used for loss prevention, eliminating employee time theft, thwart drug and alcohol use and much more.
If you have questions about surveillance in the workplace and how our surveillance experts might be able to help, please call us today. The consultation is free.