If you’re a small business, you’re in the habit of making strategic decisions. You need every bit of capital you can save to keep growing and investing in your business. You may not have the budget or the resources of larger businesses.

You certainly can’t match every aspect of what corporate chain stores are doing. (Of course, there’s a lot that you’re doing better than them when it comes to personalized service, passion and customer care!)

This reality extends to your business security setup. You can’t afford the kind of blanket coverage that the big box stores have. You have to be more strategic.

At Business Security Cameras of Orange County, we want to help you make sure you’ve got all your bases covered. Here are a couple unexpected places that you may want to make sure you’ve got covered with security cameras.

Employee Break Rooms

When you’re considering where to place business security cameras, the employee break area may not be your first thought. After all, not just anyone should be back there, and it’s a relatively low-traffic area.

But if you look at both those facts a different way, the security need should become clear. First, not just anyone should be back there. What happens when someone who shouldn’t be there goes in anyways? Having the person on video acts as a deterrent, and it gives you something to work with should something happen.

Second, it’s a relatively low-traffic area . . . but in many businesses this area is full of high-value items, like purses, bags and equipment.

Aesthetic Spaces

Does your business have a lobby or other gathering place with some aesthetic draw? You might think since there’s no merchandise or exchange of money that going camera-free in this space is OK. But consider the possibility of vandalism or even an escalated dispute between guests. A well-placed security camera serves as a strong deterrent in aesthetic places.