Business safety and security should be a major concern for any business owner. The presence of a solid security system with video surveillance installed properly can help make your customers and your employees feel safe and secure. If your customers feel safe, they may be more likely to do business with you. In some cases, business owners are busy running the business and they either don’t think too much about security or they install something like dummy equipment as a cheap solution. In both circumstances, this can hurt the business owner in the long run.
What is Dummy Equipment?
Dummy equipment is anything that can mislead customers or employees into a false sense of security. Typically dummy equipment is “fake” cameras mounted both inside and outside the building which are not actually connected to anything or recording. The idea behind installing these “fake” cameras is that something is better than nothing and will deter a situation from happening before it happens. For business owners with a small security budget, this might seem like a good idea; however, there is no proof that this will act as a deterrent. Installing these dummy cameras can actually hurt rather than help.