How CCTV Surveillance Protects Hotels and Hospitality Providers
Any business that operates within the hospitality sector will be more than aware of how much liability insurance can cost. There are a number of factors that affect this cost.
It is worth noting that any business that opens its door to the general public is always at risk of being liable for someone hurting themselves, be it a member of the public or an employee. As such, many businesses operating within the hospitality sector will be keen to ensure that there is some form of evidence available when it comes to responding to insurance claims.
While some claims can be completely genuine, unfortunately there are going to be some fraudulent and bogus claims. A business has to be prepared to argue their case and provide evidence, which is where the CCTV installation can be a worthwhile investment.
The Benefits of CCTV
While many will be fully aware of how beneficial CCTV cameras are, it is easy to forget such benefits as CCTV is so immersed in today’s culture. Not only does such a solution look to deter potential burglars, but it can also record events in real time, and stamp the time and date on the footage.
This allows a business to respond to genuine claims, while providing information to claims that may seem a little more dubious. This ensures that genuine claimants are dealt with promptly, and those looking to take advantage are dealt with accordingly.
It can also be useful to have evidence of any injuries sustained on the property as to ascertain as to whether the injury was a result of the business’s negligence, or just an accident. If the business was at fault, then it can look to rectify the issue sooner rather than later.
Having CCTV on your premises also acts as peace of mind for your customers and visitors. Customers visiting a hotel that does not display signs for CCTV may be discouraged from staying for any length of period.
Many visitors to the hotel could have expensive cars, and knowing that the carpark is monitored by CCTV will give them peace of mind while residing at the hotel overnight. The same can be said for families staying in the premises, as people want to know that they are safe during their stay.
Unfortunately crime does not just affect your business, it can also have an impact on the lives of your customers and staff. In the unfortunate even that one of your customers is a victim of theft or assault, your CCTV footage will be invaluable when they report the crime to the police.
A cost effective deterrent
For some businesses, hiring security staff can be a very expensive overhead. The installation of CCTV equipment can be a one-off cost that acts as a powerful deterrent for opportunistic criminals.
Get in touch today with our professional and experienced team to discuss your CCTV requirements so we can put together a competitive quote, so you are one step closer to the peace of mind you and your customers deserve.