Several companies are turning to security and investigative agencies to install video surveillance systems aimed at monitoring of environments and therefore the protection of corporate assets. But this is a tricky issue to deal with, since the cameras installed within a company may also involve the employee’s control, and may represent a problem for the respect of workers’ privacy.

Video surveillance systems: how and when to install them

Article. 4, first paragraph, of the Workers’ Statute, in its original formulation, forbade exhaustively to install video surveillance systems to control to employees away. With the introduction of the Jobs Act, which amended the second paragraph of art. 4, it provides for the possibility of installing video capabilities for organizational purposes and the protection of corporate assets, even if this means indirectly workers’ control.

In accordance with the wording of the article, you can install video surveillance cameras and instruments for safety reasons and to protect your business from theft or damage to the company’s assets, subject to agreement with the company union representatives (RSA or RSU). You must also specify the installation reasons and inform employees of the presence of cameras will have lights and be installed in points of the company where there is a greater risk of theft or damage to company assets, always paying close attention to the privacy protection.

To protect against risk and protect company assets is fundamental to rely on the security experts who know the most appropriate procedures and comply with the regulations for the installation of video surveillance systems, which to date is the best way to prevent risks on workplace and protect the company from criminal acts or robberies.