According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 75% of all crime in the states is property crime. In 2003, there were 14 million thefts of property, and of these, 83% were home and business burglaries. There's no reason to wait until it happens to you. While it might not make the evening news, when your home or business is burgled, safeguarding it becomes the most important issue in the world.
Originally developed to provide the ultimate in security for banks, and traditionally used by security intensive operations like casinos and airports, today closed-circuit television (directly connecting video to a recording or viewing source without being broadcast) and video surveillance systems are now inexpensive and simple enough to be used at home. Now that this powerful technology is within the reach of the average consumer, it makes an effective part of any home security system, as well as a small business' everyday video surveillance.
Advances in Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) technology are turning video surveillance equipment into the most valuable loss prevention, safety / security tool available today for both commercial and residential applications.
The use of surveillance camera systems can alert you before threatening situations worsen, as well as provide you with an important record of events. Monitoring your store or business can be invaluable, in identifying and apprehending thieves and vandals. The prevention or resolution of just one crime would be enough to pay for video surveillance system equipment many times over.
Retailers use CCTV video surveillance systems to monitor for shoplifters and dishonest employees, compile recorded evidence against bogus accident claims and monitor merchandising displays in the stores. Manufacturers, governments, hospitals and universities use video surveillance equipment to identify visitors and employees, monitor hazardous work areas, thwart theft and ensure the security of their premises and parking facilities.
In addition, if you have infants or young children at home, infrared cameras built into wireless baby monitors will help you keep a vigilant eye on them while you're in another part of your home, night and day. And while you're away from home, nanny cam video surveillance equipment, wireless hidden cameras and security DVR's can provide you with the peace of mind that your baby sitters are taking good care of your precious little ones.
Business surveillance systems, home security cameras and hidden cameras can vary in appearance and function. But most all video surveillance camera systems are primarily meant to deter, or detect illegal activity, as well as serve to ensure the physical safety of loved ones. Some popular applications for home or office surveillance systems are:
Store / Business Surveillance – Theft Prevention / Curtailment
Door Entrance Monitoring / Video Intercoms
Recording Home Parties
Baby / Child Monitoring
Looking in on Baby Sitter
Monitoring Backyard Pool
Keeping Watch Over a Bedridden Loved One
Observing Unsupervised Repairmen
Catching Vandals Destroying Property
Lawsuit Prevention Against "Slip and Fall" Scam Artists
Keeping an Eye on Pets
Reduce Employee Turnover by Providing a Safe Environment
Reduce Shrinkage and Employee Theft
Enhance Physical Security Effectiveness
Reduce Liability Insurance
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