Security Cameras – Do You Need Them?

IT Consulting, Security

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It takes a significant amount of time to build up your business into what you want it to be.  You may have an office building, perhaps an outside yard that houses equipment and/or vehicles.  You also have your home to consider; your safe haven from the world containing all your possessions.  Have you considered getting a security camera system to keep watch over everything you have built?  This article will address some things to consider regarding security cameras, and if they are right for you.

Security Cameras are a Deterrent

The most important thing that security cameras help out with, is being a deterrent for crime.  A criminal may be checking your place out ahead of time, to see if you are a good target for a robbery.  If they see security cameras, they will likely think twice about breaking into your business, or home.

The best part about having a camera system is, should a break in occur, you can usually be immediately notified through smart phone apps.  Having video footage will certainly help with any sort of police investigation.

Keeping Track Of People

For business owners, you have people coming in and out all day long.  Having a security camera system can help you keep up with who is coming into your place of business, and at what times.  Also, with your employees, you are able to get a view of their activity to make sure they are not only safe, but that they are actually working.

On the subject of keeping track of employees, while it is not pleasant to think about, you do have to consider how security cameras could help you if you have an employee leave on less than ideal terms.  Theft and or sabotage by disgruntled former employees is a reality.  If your employees have after-hours access to your building, a security camera system not only provides them with security, but you can also be kept aware of what happens there when you are physically absent.

Time to Upgrade?

What if you already have a security camera system?  How long has it been since it was installed?  If it’s been more than 5 years or so, you will definitely want to consider upgrading.  Camera imaging has come very far in just the last few years, with high definition cameras that capture more detail than the fuzzy cameras of the past.

Also, many security camera systems are not secured network wise.  Meaning, someone may be able to tap into your camera system and see what you are doing all the time.  It’s not just about installing cameras and a DVR.  You need to secure the network it’s on, so that you know when viewing it from a remote location, you and only you are able to see what’s going on.

Questions?

You may have more questions about your particular needs.  Absolute Technology Solutions has the experience installing security cameras and integrating them to your network.  Call us today, and we can help.

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