CCTV or (closed-circuit television)
CCTV is a system that sends television signals to a limited number of screens, and is often used in shops and public places to prevent crime. You see them around basically everywhere, cameras in corners, roofs, stoplights, different sizes, shapes. I use to manage a pizza place in Union city NJ. After some days in, I asked the owner were was the system of the camera that was upfront, He smirk and said it was fake, that didn’t work. It was surprising for me, why an owner would not want to monitor his place?
A growing branch in CCTV is internet protocol cameras (IP cameras). It is estimated that 2014 was the first year that IP cameras outsold analog cameras. IPcameras use the Internet Protocol (IP) used by most Local Area Networks (LANs) to transmit video across data networks in digital form.
Are you going to wait to be robbed to place a cctv system? that is not all, false claims happen all the time and can be worse than a small rob. a good CCTV system will protect you from all this and more!
Why do you need CCTV?
Internal theft is a larger problem for most companies than they realize. Internal theft can be employee’s taking things as simple as office supplies to things that are extremely vital – such as customer records and other extremely valuable company files. Security cameras can help deter these activities, and allow you the ability to ‘go back and check’ if you sense there is a problem.
One thing is for sure: No criminal wants to be seen. Criminals do not want to take any chances that people will see them in their act of illegal activity. If a criminal sees cameras on your building chances are they will be deterred from carrying out their criminal activity around your property. You don’t wish any bad luck upon your neighbors, but it’s better that their building or vehicles get vandalized than yours, and security cameras can create that needed deterrence that sends the criminals next door.
Recently, we were approached by a food manufacturer who had problems with their quality assurance. Their retailers were complaining that they received boxes of products that were empty, or lacked the quantity of product promised. To curtail this problem the food manufacturing company installed security cameras on their production and packaging lines. All of the boxes the company ships have date and time codes stamped on the outer box. The date codes gave the food manufacturer the ability to review the recorded video at certain dates and times. The security cameras helped the food manufacturing company improve their packaging procedures – which helped them improve their reputation with retailers.
Slip and fall, sexual harassment, bad customer service – all things that can cost a company a lot of money and damage the company’s reputation. Security cameras can assist with all of these areas. Properly placed security cameras can help a company verify if a ‘slip and fall’ was real and caused by employee negligence, or if a person falsified the claim and slipped on their own accord. Security cameras can help with sexual harassment claims and can help you identify if one of your employees actually provided bad customer service, or if a customer was just having a bad day
Peace of mind:
Peace of mind, in most cases, trumps all of the good reasons we have offered to have security cameras. Sometimes you’ll just get a feeling that something is not right at the office. Security cameras give you the ability to ‘look in’ on your office and the areas surrounding your building from your home computer or smart phone – and seeing with your own eyes that everything is OK can provide you with great peace of mind.
Avoid AUDIO recording! Could be considered wiretapping and have to be regulated and could backfire.