As a daycare owner, the knowledge that you are looking after, and wholly responsible for the wellbeing of other peoples children carries with it a weight that many cannot understand.
With most parents working outside the home, there are a lot of families with no full-time caregiver at home, and so must rely on the services of childcare centers. They want to know that their children are in safe hands with teachers who care about their needs, education, and happiness.
When security cameras are installed in day care centers, it gives parents the peace of mind, knowing that you are monitoring the day-to-day activities and interactions between their children and day care center employees.
If you do not have security cameras installed yet in your facility, note the following reasons to consider. We are happy to help answer any other questions:
1. Eyes Everywhere at All Times
A daycare with cameras has the extra benefit of having a pair of eyes all over the center at all times.
While video surveillance doesn’t serve as a replacement for direct supervision, it acts as the perfect back up, allowing greater control over everything that goes on.
It means that potential incidents are caught before they arise.
2. Review any Incidents
Accidents happen; they are a part of life and we understand that. However, when an accident happens at daycare, there are rightly so, going to be questions asked.
For childcare centers with cameras, this gets addressed directly by reviewing the video records to see what happened. This has the added bonus of both offering preventative action to avoid future accidents, and disciplinary action should it be down to the fault of a carer.
3. Protection for Clients and Staff
We live in a society where blame culture is rife. For right or wrong, liability lawsuits are a common occurrence. When it comes to liability within daycare, video surveillance offers protection on both sides of the issue. Staff and clients alike will be protected as any issues that arise can be checked immediately and the answers will be there for all to see.
4. Video Surveillance Offers Peace of Mind
The presence of a daycare security system also goes a long way to offering peace of mind to the parents of the children being cared for. Simply knowing that monitoring is in place can allay the lingering fears and concerns that many parents, especially those with infants or their first child, will have.
It can turn into a deciding factor for those on the fence not just about where to place their child, but if they are going to place them at all.
5. Keep Children Safe and Protect from External Threats
While nobody wants to talk about it, external threats always exist, from strangers visiting, to the more sinister. Having childcare with cameras means that outside as well as inside is being monitored.
It is the benefit that nobody ever wants to think about but is thankful for whenever it’s needed.
Daycare with Video Monitoring is the Best Option for All Parties
Opening a daycare with video monitoring, or having such a system installed in an existing location is always is a sensible idea as we move into a more technology-driven society, and at the end of the day, serves to make a safer and more secure environment for the most important component of everything, the children.
Of course, video surveillance is not a one-stop-shop. There are a number of different options available to you. Get in touch with us today for a free quote on the right system for your childcare needs.