Security Surveillance (CCTV)

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A CCTV (closed-circuit television) system allows the use of videos cameras to monitor the interior and exterior of a property, transmitting the signal to a monitor or set of monitors. Outside of being able to monitor your premises, CCTV cameras as deterrents is probably one of their most recognised benefits.
Employee Theft: Sure, it might be hard to imagine that your own employees would actually steal from your business, but surprisingly it does happen more than many business owners might think. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, approximately 75% of employees steal. Unfortunately, in this day and age, one of the only sure-fire ways to catch them in the act and reclaim your assets is with a surveillance camera. When employees know they're under surveillance, they'll think twice before taking such a risk.
Reduce Insurance: Costs This is an easy way to save money on your business insurance. Many insurance providers today offer discounted insurance rates when you buy surveillance cameras for your store or office. As a business owner with insurance, it's important to invest in certain measures to avoid expensive insurance premiums. A dependable indoor or outdoor surveillance system assures your insurance provider that you're taking the necessary steps to protect your business from theft, which in turn, makes their job easier. Your business suddenly becomes less of a liability on their end.

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Workflow Monitoring: Are your employees actually working the full 8-hour shift, or are they spending their time doing something else? Employee monitoring is not just for recording theft. With the right surveillance cameras, you can find out what your employees are doing, and whether if any measures need to be taken to boost efficiency. This is especially helpful for retail business owners who can use monitoring to find out if they're over- or understaffed. Just two minutes of video can tell you a lot about your company's operational model.
Avoid Frivolous Lawsuits: The last thing you need is a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled employee who faked a slip-and-fall injury in order to sue your business. Security cameras are excellent deterrents against these types of crimes. Physical fights between employees or harassment claims can also spawn lawsuits; installed cameras will be integral in protecting yourself and your business.
Safer Workplace: Protecting your employees is just as important as protecting your business. Security cameras should be mounted at entrances, exits, and in parking lots to create a safer environment for your employees. Not only will they feel more at ease walking to their cars after dark, but this security tactic also prevents vehicle break-ins, vandalism, and other petty crime activity around your office or store. Security cameras can do much more for your business than catch criminals. When all is said and done, they're designed to secure, protect, and monitor your company and employees. Discover how easy it is to safeguard your assets, better serve your employees, and improve the day-to-day operations of your business with a surveillance camera that's built to help in more ways than one

Camera Types

A Bullet security camera is a combination of camera, lens and housing packaged in a bullet style body.
Features: Commonly includes IP Illuminators Sealed enclosure decreases need for servicing Small footprint.
Benefits: Requires no housing or lens Good for low-light situation
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An IP camera transmits a digital signal using internet protocol over a network.
Features: Increased resolution Scalability Many have built-in video analytic software.
Benefits: Better system management than analog cameras Resolutions from VGA to 29.
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A Box Style Security camera is a standalone camera. The name is derived from the shape of the camera.
Features: Functions like any other camera. Can be used in outdoor Environmental Housings or for indoor mountings, if aesthetics is not a concern.
Benefits: Allows for customization of the lens, camera and housing to fit the needs of the installation.
Offers many lens options, including varifocal and fixed.
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A DOME camera is a combination of camera, lens and ceiling mount packaged in a discreet dome shape.
Features: Functions like any other camera but comes in a dome shaped housing. Is well-suited for environments that tend to get dirty, like kitchens and warehouses. Typically available in indoor or outdoor housings.
Benefits: Aesthetically pleasing/compact in appearance.
Available in vandal-resistant housings.
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A PTZ camera contains mechanical control that allows the operator to remotely pan, tilt and zoom the camera.
Features: Pan, tilt and zoon features Control movement via joystick or software Can automatically run patterns or turn to a preset position.
Benefits: Focus on area of interest.
Auto track movement.
Survey a wide area of interest and zoon in to detail.
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A day/night camera is used indoor and outdoor for environments with low light conditions.
Features: IR Filter that is lifted as lighting levels decrease.
Benefits: Handles both day and night-time lighting situations.
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A Thermal Camera uses thermal imaging to produce surveillance footage in dark or harsh
Features: Uses heat sensing to distinguish objects and people.
Benefits: Detect people and objects in smoke, haze, dust, light and fog.
Works in complete darkness.
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Wide Dynamic Camera have the ability to balance lightlevels on a pixel-by-pixel basis
Features: Capable of handling a wide range of lighting levels in the same scene.
Benefits: Capture clear face shots when people are entering with bright light behind them and with dark shadows on their faces Used in areas with too much sunshine or where headlights are used, such as parking lots.
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