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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Surveillance Camera Systems in A Bad Economy

By Marcelo Oleas

Hard economic times unfortunately tend to bring an increase in crime. Whether you are a retail business or a corporate office, you are always at risk of some form of crime. For this very reason, surveillance camera systems are no longer a luxury, but more of a necessity.

With our country being in an economic crisis, every penny counts. Every business owner needs to retain as much of their profit as possible and put an end to any possibility of loss. Most people do not even realize that the majority of business shrinkage is a direct result of internal theft and yet most people focus on preventing external theft. Internal shrinkage is one of the the biggest culprits of why business go bankrupt, employees are layed off, and benefits and bonuses are cut.

Surveillance camera systems are like employees that work 24/7, never get tired, never call in sick, and never forget a thing. Without these systems, it is physically impossible for business owners to have a constant eye on their premises without spending a lot of money on around the clock trusted employees. Now with a simple click of a button you can view any captured footage and have actual proof of any wrongdoing.

After losing jobs and incomes being drastically cut, some people unfortunately fall into temptation and shoplifting becomes their easy solution. Stealing food from restaurants and markets or stealing merchandise from retail stores becomes a common task. This is why it is important for business to be alert and prepare themselves with the use of surveillance camera systems.

Surveillance camera systems have been a great aid at capturing and prosecuting criminals. Bank robbers have been caught. Murderers have been prosecuted. And even mysterious crimes have been solved due to the unexpected footage captured by surveillance systems.

Today's variety of surveillance camera systems are endless. You can have something that is very small and basic to something that seems like it came straight from a James Bond movie. No matter the size of your business, with today's technology it is now possible to find the perfect system for any individual needs.

As far as interior cameras, there are even register cameras and wireless cameras. There are the hidden cameras that can be used where needed too.

Designing the right surveillance camera system to best suit your business needs is essential. There are many factors to consider ranging from floor plans, lighting, interior/ exterior use, number of cameras, and much more. It is always highly recommended to have your system professionally designed and installed.

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