Flat screen TVs, projection screens, and computer monitors are an easy, low-cost, way to stay connected. Strategically placed screens – in common areas like break rooms, the factory floor, the warehouse, the lobby, the cubicle floor – can provide a constant source of communication and feedback. You can use screens to make sure everyone knows what project they should be working on, to alert the team to a change or a special order, to alert employees if the job is falling behind schedule, to make announcements, to keep everyone informed and even entertained. Common area screens allow constant visual communication without providing a computer terminal for every employee. They can be used to inform, to entertain, and to create a sense of community. Screens are especially useful in a loud environment or in an area where different languages are spoken.
Security cameras are another way to stay connected to your business and your employees. CCTV Systems aren’t just for security purposes. Security cameras allow you to efficiently monitor progress in all areas of your business. This helps you to coordinate activities and ensure quality control. Surveillance cameras can be used to monitor employees, to remotely monitor arrivals, to visually review output, and to view all activity. Cameras are very efficient because you can view all the areas of your business from one central location. You can multi-task by keeping an eye on the activity of your business while taking phone calls and answering email. You can literally be everywhere at the same time and have all the information you need to make informed decisions.
Speakers placed throughout your place of business are yet another way to stay connected. Speakers allow for verbal communication and are useful when the message needs to reach everyone at the same time. Surround sound speakers allow you to communicate warnings, alerts, shift changes, and make announcements. Speakers can also be used to set a mood with music. Commercial speaker systems are most effective when the timeliness of the communication is important.
For direct two-way communication with employees, an audio system with headsets is a must. Headsets are ideal when you need to be able to communicate with your staff and not be overheard by others. They also allow your employees to communicate directly with each other. They are a great way to get quick answers to questions, allowing your team to provide superior service to your clients and customers while saving you time and money. Unlike some of the other communication systems, headsets can keep your communication discrete.
Point of sale terminals can provide immediate sales feedback by linking directly to your accounting software while allowing your team to service customer needs from anywhere. POS terminals can also link directly to your inventory so that your team has real-time information always at their fingertips. This two-way information link keeps you in control and ensures that everyone always has the latest information. Your team will see an immediate boost in efficiency, productivity, and the quality of the customer experience. Your accounting team will have more timely data and you will have the information you need to make better decisions.
These are just some of the ways that your Atlanta business can become more connected in 2017. If you are ready to become more connected to your business, your employees, and your customers, Crime Fighters of Atlanta can help with all of your connectivity needs. CFA Security can assist you with questions, design concepts, and installation.