Some Top Reasons Why You Should Buy A Security Camera System
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve been thinking about buying a video security camera surveillance system, and you are looking for someone who is experienced and knowledgeable to install it. We can help!
First of all, let’s consider why you need security cameras in the first place. Let’s be honest, you’ve probably been saying you “know you need them” for a while now. The reasons you should get them are endless!
Here are some top reasons why it may be a good time to go ahead and buy that video security camera system and get it installed by someone who knows what they’re doing:
Inexpensive Security Cameras and Network Solutions – Video surveillance technology is constantly changing with new products constantly emerging. Manufacturing of CCTV & IP cameras has become very widespread with many factories competing for business. The CCD sensor (the eye of the security camera) is a big part of the cost to manufacture a security camera, and over the years the price of the sensors has been greatly reduced. This means that the conventional analog security cameras are way down in price. Now days, the same can be said about IP security camera options. For the small business owner or home owner this means that good quality video surveillance systems are within budget. Also, prices for CCTV digital video recorders (DVRs) and network video recorders (NVRs) have been reduced greatly over the years increasing the affordability of these products. Check out our great selection of products now.
Video Surveillance Provides Evidence – Budget cutbacks to police departments everywhere, mean reduced resources to respond to and investigate crimes. What this means for the homeowner or small business owner is greater emphasis on the use of security cameras to assist police. For example, if you report a break-in at your store but you don’t have any video surveillance to show to the police, they may be less likely to follow up with an investigation because of cuts to the budget. This is becoming the case more and more! Here in Colorado Springs, the police often refer you to their online reporting system. Security camera footage can provide that critical piece of evidence that will encourage the police to put resources into an investigation. Most police departments will be appreciative of the fact that you took the time and money to install a security camera system, and they’ll be more likely to investigate if there is good video surveillance footage to help them solve the crime.
“Keep Honest People Honest” (Loss Prevention) – It’s a simple concept, for business owners a security camera system can reduce the chances of theft, and provide evidence to prosecute crimes. CCTV video can help reduce or prevent losses to a business. According to the University of Florida in 2005 National Retail Security Report:
“As was the case last year, retailers again attributed 47% of their inventory shrinkage to employee theft. Assuming a total shrinkage dollar amount of approximately $37.4 billion, this translates into an annual employee theft tag of $17.6 billion. This is a staggering monetary loss to come from a single crime type. In fact, there is no other form of larceny that annually costs American citizens more money than employee theft! “
Security Cameras = Neighborhood Watch Program on Steroids – Do you have a neighborhood crime watch program where you live? If so, video surveillance systems can help greatly in monitoring suspicious activity and criminal activity. Having one or two houses on the street equipped with surveillance camera systems can greatly enhance the effectiviness of a neighborhood block watch. Security camera systems can monitor an area 24 hours a day and record what goes during the day and night. The video surveillance footage can also be quickly scanned (since the video is digital) to search for activity. This provides an excellent intelligence gathering tool that can help your neighborhood watch program and assist the police department in the deployment of patrols for maximum effectiveness.
Watch Security Cameras on the Internet / Smartphones / Tablets – How would you like to be able to watch your house or business from just about anywhere in the world? Many security cameras systems come with client/server software that allow remote viewing of security cameras over the internet (IP remote viewing). There are even cameras that can be viewed remotely with the use of smartphone apps such as iCam which can be downloaded to the iPhone that allow security cameras to be viewed anywhere you have access to video networks on your phone! As high speed data transmission networks become more developed these types of applications will become more commonplace. When buying a security camera system, ask your FOX Surveillance about the remote viewing capabilities of the system and what the requirements are for optimum performance.
Peace of Mind – From nanny & children monitoring to crime prevention, having it on film can give you peace of mind when you’re not there. The reasons you should consider getting a video security system are endless. Although it can sometimes be shocking to view crimes caught on video surveillance, security cameras can provide peace of mind by allowing you to monitor events in real time, gather evidence for prosecution of crime, prevent loss, and provide an intelligence gathering tool about what’s really going on when you’re not watching.