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5 Features the Best Surveillance Systems Have in Common

It’s important to outpace criminals, especially when it comes to technology. Surveillance systems are an important part of keeping one’s home or business from falling victim to people with bad intentions. With cameras in place, individuals stand a greater chance of catching criminals in the act or preventing crime altogether.

Anyone shopping for a video security system needs to be aware of the specific features offered by various surveillance cameras. Each security system will boast a range of different attributes, including high video resolution or the ability to capture images in the dark, and it’s important to choose the particular system that will work best for your unique needs.

Why Every Business Needs an Integrated Security System

Taking care of a business is delicate work. There are numerous responsibilities required to work in and manage your business well. Imagine, though, if the already difficult work of maintaining a business, especially a small business, is being challenged at every turn, with individuals threatening your success in every possible way they can.

This is not imaginary; this is true crime. Criminals will do anything they can to disrupt your business’ health and success, sometimes even damaging your workplace’s reputation.

Do surveillance cameras really have an effect on crime? Researchers in recent published studies say “Yes”

 

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In a study by Mikael Priks of the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, newly installed surveillance cameras in subway stations in Stockholm, Sweden were shown to decrease crime in that area. Cameras were installed in over 80 subway stations in Stockholm and stayed in operation for two years. The overall crime rate in these usually high-crime stations was reduced by 20 percent, and incidences of robbery, drug-related crime and pickpocketing were reduced by 20-40%. What was also found was that crime outside of the stations where there weren’t any cameras was also reduced.

In Baltimore, Maryland, the city placed hundreds of security cameras in the high-crime and downtown areas. These cameras are “actively monitored” by retired police officers. A study done on this surveillance system showed that there has been a reduction of at least 30 incidents of criminal activity per month since installment. According to the Urban Institute, while the city spent a whopping $8 million on the system (installation and maintenance), they have saved over $12 million in criminal justice costs!

Although the success rate of crime reduction in security camera use depends on users actively monitoring the system , the majority of studies about this subject come to the conclusion that camera surveillance is indeed a great tool to prevent crime in public spaces, homes, and businesses.

How CCTV Can Help You

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is an asset at any home or business. At Security Surveillance Systems, we understand that you live a busy life and cannot always be there in person to make sure everything is running smoothly. CCTV lets you monitor your property remotely from your computer or another connected device, and it is one of the best ways to keep your building safe. Here are the top 3 benefits of installing a CCTV system in and around your building.

Mobile & Remote Access Video Surveillance Camera Systems

 

Do you want to feel confident when you leave your home and or business that everything is safe and secure?  Would you like to be able to just log in at anytime, from anywhere and be able to see that everything is exactly the way it should be? We have your solution!  With a remote access surveillance system installed you could check in on your home, office, children, elderly or sick loved ones, or even if you just have pets you would like to be able to look in on periodically, this could be your answer.

How Plant Security Systems Save the Industry Millions

Although Colorado seemingly offers a comparatively safe environment in which to operate a business, property crimes obviously do occur here. For example, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, nearly 25,000 burglaries took place in 2013. These offenses exact tolls in the industrial plant sector, but we can show you 2 primary ways in which security systems for small business manufacturing plants and large plants alike save the industry money.

Deterrence

Smiley faceWith Colorado burglary rates consistently declining during the past 8 years, some people may conclude that security systems are becoming decreasingly important. However, these statistics may just help illustrate the excellent return on investment these products provide.

For example, studies indicate that homes and businesses with no security system are 300% more likely to experience a break-in, due to the understandable eagerness on the part of criminals to enter premises with no alarm. A recent decrease in these types of crimes can likely be attributed to an increase in security, including plant security systems.

Lower probability of criminal attention to your plant means less likelihood of theft. Furthermore, it means less chance of expensive property damage. With approximately 50% of Colorado burglaries involving forced entry, the break-in itself can be costly, even in the absence of actual theft.

More importantly, burglaries can result in violent physical crime, the costs of which are astronomical. One estimate of medical and mental health expenses caused by all crimes in the United States suggests that they exceed $18 billion.

Restitution

Smiley faceIf a theft or other crime is committed at your plant, having security footage increases the chances of quick apprehension and successful prosecution of the perpetrator. A criminal conviction will then require that the guilty party make financial restitution for any damages.

Because your plant is private property, you must take the responsibility to monitor it. Fortunately, police forces are increasingly eager to partner with business owners who use surveillance cameras. By allowing you to pool resources with law enforcement, these cameras, as well as other security products, increase the possibility of crime avoidance and clearance.

Security Challenges & Solutions That State Licensed Marijuana Growers Face

Medical marijuana is a cash crop that’s very expensive to grow and produce. State licensed marijuana growers face many security challenges ranging from meeting state government regulations, to protecting your crops and preventing theft. As a state licensed marijuana grower, you are required to have 24/7 video surveillance at your facilities with a complete video security system. We offer a wide range of high-quality, reliable video security systems, security cameras and hidden cameras that are engineered to withstand the demands of around-the-clock surveillance.

What is an IP Camera System, and why is it better?

Smiley faceView your world like never before in Full HD 1080p viewing and real time recording (30FPS), adding a whole new dimension to your monitoring and awareness with High Definition peace of mind! If you’re thinking of switching from analog to IP video, or are investing in a new video surveillance system for the first time, it’s important to know what IP video (or HD video) provides, and what the superior difference is from a standard (or analog) video surveillance system.

Keeping Your Home Safe with the Right Security Camera System

One of the most common types of crime is burglary. The FBI estimates that once every 15-20 minutes, someone’s house is broken into. We have seen homeowners take a number of measures to protect their property, including reinforcing their windows and installing fences, and have helped many Denver homeowners by installing computerized security systems and security cameras. Cameras provide a security service that is essential for the fully protected home. If you want to keep your family as safe as possible, read on to find out the benefits of home security cameras.

Providing an Extra Set of Eyes

Security cameras can provide you with essential vision in multiple areas of your yard and the exterior of your home. If you have a large piece of property, you will want to be able to see trespassers before they’re right on top of you. Having a security camera system in place that you can check will ensure that you have the advantage of precious minutes to call the police if someone breeches your fence. If you’re worried that your yard provides hiding places for criminals, installing cameras in low-visibility areas can increase your well-being and diminish worrying.

Many modern camera systems have special features that allow you to watch your yard and home exterior even when you’re not at home. The feed can be checked from a smartphone or remote computer so that when you’re at work or away on a vacation, you can make sure that nothing’s going on that could compromise your home’s safety. This feature increases your vision over great distances.

Giving Evidence

If your home is ever broken into, security cameras are one of the simplest ways to see who did it and give irrefutable evidence to convict the culprit. Even though TV shows make gathering DNA and fingerprints seem easy, these are actually difficult to find at a crime scene. Fingerprints are only helpful if the perpetrator already has their prints in a law enforcement database. Fingerprints can also be difficult to match. Incomplete or damaged finger prints will not provide enough evidence to convict someone of a crime without eye-witness testimony or some other form of evidence.

A security camera feed can give indisputable proof that you were robbed or your property was damaged. The evidence from cameras has been used in countless trials and proceedings to make sure that justice was served and that the homeowners were compensated for damage caused by the crime that took place on their property. This is why camera systems are great additions to your safety measures.