The reasons for installing cctv cameras are same whether you own a home or business. Protecting your property, family and employees is probably at top of your list of priorities. You’re not only one that feels that way. Sales of home and business security systems have exploded in recent years. Even before 9/11, security system sales were on rise. After terrorist attacks, sales of home and business security cameras rose by as much as 20% over course of three months.
The rise in sales of security cameras is justified by results. Police in most major cities say that chances of a break-in or robbery are nearly cut in half by presence of an obvious security camera on premises. Business owners report that theft by both customers and employees is nearly eliminated when they install right security camera system. And we’ve certainly all seen dramatic footage taken by home security video cameras that have led to conviction of criminals who have abused children, burglarized homes or otherwise broken law.
What can security cameras do for your peace of mind?
Secure Your Business with a Security Camera System
You’ve seen them – ubiquitous, all-seeing eyes of a video surveillance system in local stores. The most obvious commercial use for a security camera is to prevent loss of merchandise through shoplifting and theft. It’s far from only way that security cameras are used in business, though.
Security cameras can log transactions at cash register or ATM, monitor remote areas of plant for safety reasons, monitor premises after hours and ensure that your employees are treating both you and your customers fairly. Evidence taken from security camera systems has been used as evidence in sexual harassment suits, burglary trials, even murder trials. The evidence isn’t always used to convict, either. In one case, security videotapes from a security video camera covering an employee parking lot were used to prove that car of an employee could NOT have been used in a hit and run accident that took place several blocks away – they showed car parked in its usual spot every 2 minutes throughout entire day.