With increased security threats, many companies are installing CCTV in the workplace to enhance security by preventing and detecting crime. Government institutions are also installing these devices. It is not advisable to use CCTV to monitoring the amount of work done by employees. This will cause discomfort among employees. The Data Protection Act must be your guideline to the extent you can use the CCTV in the work place.
The best position to install CCTV in the workplace are the entrances, exits and the corners and should not focus on the employees. They might capture the employees but provided you don’t use it for non criminal purposes. The prices of CCTV has decreased with time and these days they can easily be purchased and installed without any financial strain.
CCTV in the workplace is important to both the security of the employees and clients but should not be used for any illegal purpose.