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Why Are Security Cameras Better Than Security Guards?

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Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Hiring security guards was the best way to protect your property or loved ones for a very long time, but that is no longer the case. For millennia, guards were the best option available when you needed protection but as security cameras and the recording devices (DVRs and NVRs) that they are connected to continue to improve, they have become the better choice by an ever growing margin.

The primary way that security guards help to protect these valuable things is by acting as a crime deterrent. The idea behind this is that if an individual is considering committing a criminal act and sees that the security guards are patrolling the area, they will either move on to a different location to perpetrate their nefarious deeds or reconsider committing the crime at all. Over the last decade there has been several studies that show that overtly installed security cameras also act to deter crime in the same way. The results of some of these studies show that the surveillance cameras can actually be an even more effective deterrent since there can be more of them, they can be in multiple locations all of the time, and it’s not always easy to discern the camera’s field of vision. These obvious surveillance cameras can also be supported by other cameras that are less noticeable and therefore making it more difficult to commit a crime without having video of the act taken.

The second reason that a security camera system is a more effective way to protect the items and people that are valuable to you is the costs that are involved with the surveillance equipment versus the payroll for security guards. Although it’s hard to put a price tag on this type of protection and the peace of mind it brings, many people and businesses today have limited budgets, so it’s a good idea to get as much protection as you can with the budget available to you. The price tag of security camera equipment has significantly dropped over the last few years; this is true even for much of the high quality merchandise that is currently available. Even though good quality security camera equipment still isn’t cheap, neither is hiring a team of security guards. There have been many studies that have been conducted in recent years that show that a good security camera system can be up to 30% cheaper per year than a team of security guards.

The third reason that surveillance cameras are better at protecting what you value most is the consistency of the protection offered by them versus security guards. Surveillance cameras provide a watchful eye to help provide protection around the clock, every day of the week. Unlike security guards, security cameras don’t ever take a vacation, take a break, have health related absences from work, become distracted, or fall asleep on the job. They don’t even blink. Security cameras will constantly monitor an area and provide an unbiased account of an event that usually stands up in a court of law better than a lot of eye witness testimony. It’s a well documented fact that a witness’s memory of an event can be inaccurate and it can often be clouded by the stress of the moment. There has been many crimes that have been committed where there were several witnesses who saw the same event but they still ended up giving law enforcement officials completely different accounts of the crime and descriptions of the suspects.

The fourth reason that security cameras provide superior protection is that they can provide blanket coverage where they are installed. Unlike a security guard, which can only be at one place at a time, surveillance cameras can easily be installed in such a way that they offer complete visual coverage of a property all the time. This will allow you to capture video of more than one event that is happening at the same time. You can even install the security cameras in such a way that they have overlapping fields of view, which will give you multiple angles of a particular event. The advantage of being able to see the same event from multiple angles is that it will give the viewer a more complete understanding of what happened.

The fifth reason that many people feel more comfortable trusting the safety of their loved ones or property to security camera is that the cameras take the human element of misconduct out of the equation. There have been several instances of security guards, prison guards or even law enforcement officers behaving badly on the job and getting caught in the act by security cameras. In these cases the security cameras provided an unprejudiced account of the events.

Even if the victim was in the wrong and later convicted of a crime the video of footage of this type of misconduct usually led to disciplinary action, the loss of employment, or legal consequences for these people who had been caught abusing their position of power.

Today many people who have the budget and desire to hire a team of security guards often still get a good surveillance camera system to provide an extra layer of support. This combined type of protection has proven to be very effective if the budget can support both. Because a lot of people or business simply can’t afford both these days, they are being forced to choose one or the other and they are choosing security cameras more and more often all the time.

The bottom line is that security cameras offer a better, more thorough, more reliable level of protection for the things that are most valuable to people and the general public has started to become increasingly aware of it. The fact that all of this is offered for less money than the price tag of a security guard force is another big reason why many people are going the route of security cameras more commonly all the time, making security guards the second consideration, if at all.


Affordable DVR Security Cameras

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Are you looking for affordable DVR (Digital Video Recorder) security cameras?  If so, you’ve come to the right place at Security Camera King.  We have a huge selection of cameras including box, bullet, and dome types.

There are many different types of security camera but a DVR security camera is usually thought of as a camera that is intended to work in tandem with a DVR or in other words connects to a DVR.  Affordability is a somewhat arbitrary term; what may be affordable to one person could be way out of budget for another.  So in this article we’re going to take a look at a few cameras including their prices and perhaps that will give you a better idea of what is “affordable” for you.

Box Cameras

Under this category two cameras come to mind.  Product# BC-EL600 and Product# SVS-60CDNRD.  The BC-EL600 is one of our Elite Series security cameras that come with a 2 year factory warranty. This box security camera features an amazing 600TVL with a Sony Super HAD II 1/3” CCD. This camera can be mounted indoors using a standard camera mount or outdoors in a weatherproof outdoor housing. Just choose the lens of your choice and you are ready to go. This super advanced camera has a built in on screen display to make configuring the different settings of this camera a snap. This camera can see in extremely low light without the need for infrared and the Wide Dynamic Range feature can compensate for most lighting issues.  This camera is an affordable DVR security camera which is priced at $119.95.

The SVS-60CDNRD box camera is almost a twin to the BC-EL600.  The biggest difference is that this camera is built with a dual voltage option.  That means you can use this camera with a 12VDC or 25 VAC power supply.  This camera is affordably priced at $159.95.

Bullet Cameras

Bullet cameras make affordable DVR security cameras because they have so many standard features that may be considered extra on other cameras.  FOr example bullet cameras are made such that they come as indoor/outdoor cameras direct from the factory.  Another “standard” feature for the bullet camera is that most come with their own InfraRed Light Emitting Diodes or IR LEDs so they can automatically switch to infrared mode when there is not enough ambient light.

Security camera King has several affordable bullet cameras.  Product# OB-LX420IR50 is a 420 TVL indoor/outdoor day/night weatherproof camera that is offered at an incredible price of just $39.95!  What’s more is Product# OB-LX600IR50.  If your looking for an affordable DVR security camera with high resolution this has got to be the one.  This camera has a resolution of 600 TVL and is priced at only $89.95!

If you are looking for an affordable DVR security camera with maximum resolution then you should try Security Camera King’s Product# TPB-70IR48.  This camera comes with all the features you’d expect from a high quality camera and it offers the maximum amount of resolution obtainable by a digital video security camera, an incredible 700 TVL at a price of only $148.99.

Dome Cameras

Last but not least are the dome cameras.  We’ll break these down into two groups; the Indoor Dome Security Cameras and the Vandal Proof Dome Security Cameras.

Indoor Dome Security Cameras are used in applications where the surveillance cameras do not require a weatherproof rating. Indoor Dome Cameras are relatively less expensive than an equivalently featured Vandal Dome Camera. These types of Security Cameras are high-quality and have the same specification and features as the outdoor models.

Security Camera Kings indoor domes don’t mess around when it comes to resolution.  The lowest resolution camera they offer in this category is still a high resolution of 600 TVL!  However, the most affordable camera in this category is a 650 TVL camera that is loaded with features.  Product# TPD-65MINI is easy to install, maintain and setup. It is perfect for any indoor installation where high resolution is important and it is affordably priced at $114.95.

The last category of dome cameras is the vandal resistant domes.  The most affordable camera offered in this camera is also the one that comes with the entire system packages, Product# OD-LX420IR50.  This camera has a decent resolution of 420 TVL, is indoor/outdoor and is offered at an unbelievably priced $39.95!

This should give you some knowledge on Security Camera King’s affordable DVR security cameras.  Contact us if you need more information, we love to help!