How LVT Units Help Combat Workplace Violence

Businesses of all kinds experience workplace violence on the regular. Learn how LVT Units can help to combat workplace violence and protect your employees.

Last Updated:
June 12, 2024
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Kailey Boucher
Marketing Writer

When was the last time you worried about your safety when heading to work for the day? If you’re lucky, this isn’t a familiar feeling. Unfortunately, many people do brace themselves for the unthinkable before walking into work—the possibility of facing harassment, threats, or even worse acts of violence. 

While shocking workplace attacks make national headlines from time to time, the sad reality is that violence and abuse occur daily in businesses of all sizes and sectors. This kind of toxic environment not only impacts employees' physical and mental well-being but cripples organizations through lost productivity, soaring turnover costs, and crushing legal liabilities. 

Effectively confronting workplace violence requires a solution that can move as fast as threats emerge—and that’s where LVT comes in. In this article, you’ll learn how to enhance employee safety with our 24/7 remote surveillance systems for business safety.


Workplace violence refers to any act or threat of physical violence or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It can take many different forms, including:

  • Physical assault or threats of assault against employees
  • Harassment,  including bullying, intimidation, or verbal abuse
  • Sexual harassment or assault
  • Robbery, theft, or other property crimes
  • Active shooter situations

While some of these are more common than others, workplace violence in any form can have devastating impacts on both employees and businesses.


Studies show that workplace violence is widespread across industries. According to the CDC, working in retail is one of the highest-risk jobs, with workers routinely facing threats like hitting, fighting, shootings, sexual harassment, robbery, bullying, and verbal abuse. 

Workplace violence is also shockingly common in the food service and healthcare sectors. One study analyzing 911 calls from quick service restaurants in California over four years found over 77,200 violent or threatening incidents across just 643 locations—with more than one in eight calls involving assault. And according to the World Healthcare Organization, between 8% and 38% of health workers suffer physical violence at some point in their careers. 

Beyond just the human toll, workplace violence also creates enormous financial burdens through lost productivity, legal liabilities, higher insurance premiums, and employee turnover. 


With workplace violence posing such a pervasive threat, businesses must take proactive measures to protect their employees and operations. One of the biggest challenges is that security needs can change and evolve quickly—within moments, an unexpected threat can emerge that requires immediate action.

Read more about the challenges quick service restaurants face when it comes to workplace violence.

Traditional physical security measures like installing fixed camera systems are great for monitoring specific areas, but these types of static solutions can come with downsides, such as:

  • Long implementation timelines of months or even years
  • Limited flexibility to adapt to changing conditions
  • Inability to rapidly enhance security on an as-needed basis


In order to address unexpected threats and other dynamic security challenges, businesses need more agile tools in their security arsenal to bridge those gaps. LVT’s mobile video surveillance units can play a pivotal role in enhancing workplace safety.


One of the biggest advantages of LVT's mobile monitoring units is the speed at which they can be operationalized at a facility or work site. Unlike permanent security infrastructure that often requires extensive planning, permitting, and construction, LVT trailers can be deployed anywhere within a matter of days, and once they arrive, they can be set up in under an hour. 

As soon as an imminent threat is identified, whether it's a disgruntled former employee issuing intimidation, an upcoming high-risk event like a labor protest, or any other potential trigger for violence, mobile surveillance solutions give you enhanced video surveillance and deterrence in place almost instantly to improve employee safety and situational awareness when it's needed most.

Plus, since they don’t require any heavy drilling or construction to install, as high-risk areas shift due to changing site conditions, construction activities, new threats, or other variables, you can quickly move them to new areas of your lot. 


The visible presence of a cutting-edge monitoring solution serves as a powerful deterrent to would-be perpetrators of workplace violence. In fact, our Units have been shown to drive a 60% reduction in violent crimes, as well as a 50% decrease in other unwelcome behaviors such as trespassing.

Mobile surveillance doesn't just deter criminal activity—it also helps you prevent minor incidents from escalating into more serious acts of workplace violence. With live remote monitoring and instant alerts, security teams get real-time visibility into potentially escalating situations before they spiral out of control. For example, if a verbal altercation or disruptive behavior begins to unfold in a parking lot, remote operators can quickly assess the live video surveillance feed to gauge the severity of the situation. If deemed a legitimate threat, they can remotely activate speakers to issue verbal warnings or even send personnel onsite to de-escalate before violence breaks out.


Remote monitoring solutions can be crucial for ensuring employee safety. For example, if an employee is working the closing shift and has to cross a dark parking lot to reach their vehicle, security teams can monitor the walk in real time and ensure the employee’s safety from the building to their vehicle. 

Physical employee safety is an obvious win for everyone involved, but there are also the psychological impacts to consider. When employees know their company is looking out for their safety, it leads to higher satisfaction and improved retention—this pays major dividends for employers through higher productivity and a stronger culture.


Crime prevention with remote access surveillance is the way of the future. By integrating LVT's cutting-edge mobile surveillance units into your security strategy, you gain the flexibility and scalability to rapidly fortify high-risk areas, monitor shifting vulnerabilities, and create a comprehensive safety umbrella to shield your most vital resource—your people. 

Ready to take action? Contact our team to learn more about our 24/7 remote surveillance systems for business safety.

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