The importance of video surveillance cannot be stressed enough. Some may feel an intrusion of privacy but the advantages are clear. They encourage a safer environment. They capture crucial footage when no one else is around.
And they also provide key evidence to prosecute criminals.
Without them it is very possible that some cases would have otherwise gone unsolved. Just recently authorities sifted through mounds of footage from surveillance cameras to identify the two bombing suspects at the Boston Marathon. Identifying these suspects would have been futile without surveillance.
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Given their prominent usage it becomes almost impossible to imagine a world without them. Some have even called to add more cameras throughout their city.
There are numerous reasons to use a surveillance security system. Some are obvious including the ones listed above but others are hard to immediately identify until after their implementation.
If you have a business, the following are five reasons to install surveillance cameras in your premises.
Provides security footage
Imagine for a moment that you parked your vehicle. You leave for a few hours completely unaware that it is being broken into while you are away. Your heart sinks when you realize your vehicle is gone. Luckily you find out there is a surveillance camera installed nearby which identifies the suspect.
Car theft is more prominent than you think. Surveillance cameras are extremely useful for logging footage of designated areas in the event a mischievous activity occurs.
Encourages a safer environment
There is a reason why security cameras abound for some of the most prominent commercial areas such as financial institutions and airports. Not only do they capture every activity but they also encourage a safer environment. People are less inclined to do something reckless when there is increased security around.
And these systems send a powerful message. Knowing you are in a protected area also gives a sense of security.
Reduces fraudulent insurance claims
Having CCTV cameras in your home or office also acts an insurance policy. If someone files a claim against you and you have irrefutable evidence to suggest otherwise, then the case will be in your favor. Having these systems installed helps keep you protected in such situations.
Security is especially important for retail stores where the chances of theft are high and being able to monitor inventory is crucial.
Protects staff members
Surveillance cameras are useful outside both outside and inside office buildings. Employees may feel uncomfortable with the thought of being monitored but in some situations it can capture footage of misconduct or even assault from other customers.
Such systems are invaluable for keeping detailed records of which areas personnel are accessing.
Constant monitoring of surveillance systems are unnecessary. Surveillance cameras can be set up to be viewed remotely online. This means you can keep a close eye on your home or business without even having to be there.
Surveillance systems may not be able to prevent all situations but having them installed can really prove to be invaluable should the need arise.
Dave is a business owner and realized the benefits of taking extra safety precautions.