When speaking to customers, I often get the question of “why do I need a security camera system in my location”. My simple answer is that video evidence is the most powerful tool a prosecution attorney can get, as long as the video is of high quality. Now there are so many different types and qualities of systems on the market. Remember that you often do get what you pay for.
Now I am not saying that every homeowner needs a “department of defense” quality camera system. They should have some sort of protection to give them piece of mind when not at their property. With all of the Techpro Security Products DVRs (Digital Video Recorders) and NVRs ( Network Video Recorders) on the market, you get the ability to remotely monitor your property from anywhere in the world you have internet connection, as long as your property has an Internet connection itself.
Another thing that is awesome about Techpro Security Products security recorders is that with a purchase of a new recorder, Techpro Security will give you a free DDNS account. A DDNS is a dynamic domain name system, which means that no matter what your IP address is, you will be able to reach your property. Generally most homes and properties get a Dynamic IP address from their ISP (Internet Service Provider), and now you do not need to spend extra money to have a static IP address.
Now if you are a business owner, you really should look into a higher quality system as it can help to protect your business in more ways than just outside threats. With any camera system in a business you will naturally help to keep your employees honest. You will also notice less loss of product as when normal customers know they are being watched, they are more likely to not do the wrong thing. With a camera system you can generally talk to your insurance company and they should help lower your rates. This also can help you to settle workman’s comp claims, as you have video evidence of what took place. Camera systems can also help to stifle frivolous law suits by customers and their “slip and falls”. Not only can a camera system help to protect you if your location is targeted by thieves, it can help you to keep your costs lower by minimizing your cost of doing business.
I am not saying that cameras are needed on every single corner of every street, but I am saying the more camera systems that are being utilized the less likely people are to do something than if they thought no one was watching. I understand that the more cameras the government has, the more likely they are to be utilized to police people without really being present. I know there are shows like People of Interest, where a computer utilizes every camera to locate and track people. Currently, the government has not let us know this is possible, but I wouldn’t doubt it if they have been working on this technology. Now the more private systems that are properly locked down, the less need for government systems there are.
When I put my camera system into my house, my neighbors freaked out! This was a tough sell to most of the neighbors, that is until there were a rash of break-ins in my neighborhood. No houses in my direct vicinity got touched. Can I directly take credit for their properties not being touch, No. But when a fellow neighbor captured the perpetrators vehicle on camera and informed me of what to be on the lookout for, that gave me something to go on. When I spotted the vehicle coming into the neighborhood, I was able to alert the authorities to what was happening. While I was informing the police of what I saw, I heard of an alarm call coming in from my neighborhood and I was able to describe what the authorities were looking for. Ever since then there has been no real crime in my neighborhood, especially by my house. These events helped to change the minds of my neighbors.