4 Unexpected Ways Smart Manufacturers Use Surveillance Cameras
When it comes to surveillance cameras for your manufacturing facility, loss prevention is just the beginning. There are a few additional ways manufacturing facility surveillance cameras and supporting products from i2c Technologies can help factories and facilities improve their return on investment (ROI).
1. Employee Safety
In a factory or manufacturing facility, safety is of the utmost importance. You need to ensure that everyone working on the floor is safe at all times, and this often means putting systems in place to help minimize the likelihood of accidents or injury. This is where surveillance cameras and security systems can help.
The following are some steps your organization can take to make the workplace even safer:
- Consider installing a panic button so staff can alert you and auto-dial 911 in emergencies.
- An IP-based public network audio system could also be added to let you communicate important safety instructions to any part of your facility or network instantly.
- Reduce the cost of accidents by installing surveillance cameras. This type of system can be used in post-incident investigations to help identify where responsibility may lie. It can also be used to observe mistakes so they can be prevented in the future. In addition to seeing footage of what went wrong on the floor and putting systems in place to correct it, video cameras can encourage employees to maintain professionalism while they’re on the factory floor.
2. Quality Assurance
In addition to ensuring employee safety, security cameras can aid in the safety of consumers. Quality assurance monitoring is vital in maintaining quality control and preventing consumer illness, injury or costly product recalls. This is why quality assurance and compliance should be included in your manufacturing best practices. When you record what happens on the assembly line, if products ever fail to meet quality standards, you can always go back and find out exactly what happened. With this visibility, you can prevent the same issue (or issues) from happening again.
3. Improved Efficiency
Production facilities rely on manufacturing efficiency to optimize overall operations and ensure success. Using security cameras to identify production bottlenecks or inefficiencies can help you improve and ultimately streamline your process.
- Watching video of your production process can help you spot recurring backups or other challenges and understand why they may be happening. Video gives you the ability to study the flow of people and product that go in and out of your facility each day, and to take note of which areas may require a small (or big) change to improve your overall efficiency.
- Thermal imaging cameras can also help you identify potential issues on your floor, like overheating machines. You can then proactively take action to fix any evident issues.
4. Client Acquisition & Retention
Some companies’ leadership teams will only do business with a manufacturer if they can frequently check on the progress being made and see it with their own eyes. Manufacturing surveillance cameras can allow your clients to remotely monitor progress, even if they’re on the other side of the world. This can also give existing customers more peace of mind, and help your business maintain its strong reputation.
No matter how you’re using surveillance cameras and equipment in the workplace, state and local laws indicate that employees must be informed of when and where video cameras are operating or monitoring them. Note that it is against the law in most states to use cameras in certain areas like restrooms or changing facilities. This is why it’s important to understand and follow the regulations in your area.
Video Surveillance Solution
Having an all-inclusive security system is the easiest way to implement a reliable and connected surveillance plan. Our VC400 Video Surveillance Cart is a self-contained surveillance solution designed for quick and easy deployment of up to 16 HD and/or thermal cameras when additional temporary surveillance is needed. In addition to this, the system includes the following features:
- Locked steel cabinet prohibiting unauthorized access
- Onboard storage of up to 90 days of 24/7 recordings
- HD monitor, keyboard and trackpad
- Interfacing with SCADA monitoring equipment with the ability to tag video when process errors occur
- One-year warranty on parts, labor, support and software updates
Increase Manufacturing Efficiency And Safety With i2c Technologies
i2c Technologies video surveillance, network audio and access control systems offer many benefits for manufacturers. From keeping your floor safe to optimizing operations and production, our systems can help ensure that your business is running as smoothly as possible. And with our free design assistance, technical support and user-friendly video management software, you can feel confident knowing your facility floor is safe and running at optimum efficiency. Reach out to our customer service team today for the best in security and monitoring solutions.