For a long time video surveillance was something mainly used by the government and big businesses. Now you can see video cameras everywhere you look, whether you’re grabbing a quick bite at a fast-food restaurant, stopped at the intersection (hopefully not as you coast through a red light!), or walking up to your neighbors’ front porch. Video surveillance has become an integral part of a business security system in Dallas, and is becoming more prevalent for home owners as well. One of the main reasons for this is because the technology has become much more affordable. So what’s the benefit of having a Dallas video surveillance system, and how do you know if it’s right for you?
1) The first benefit to having a video surveillance system is that it acts as a deterrent to crime. Seeing a camera, or signage warning of cameras, can be unnerving to a would-be criminal. The saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies here. When dealing with crime the goal is always prevention, and having a video surveillance system can certainly help.
2) Another benefit of having Dallas video surveillance systems is the ability to apprehend a suspect when a crime occurs. A few years ago one of our clients happily reported how having a video surveillance system in place helped prevent a $30,000 theft! Another client told us that it helped prevent them from being sued by a client who tried to make a false claim. The police rely heavily on video surveillance to help them solve crimes as well. Here’s an example of the local police securing a burglary conviction by using a citizen of Dallas home security camera: http://local.nixle.com/alert/4769841/
3) Another major benefit of having a video surveillance system in Dallas is improved productivity in the workplace, or at home. Many business owners’ primary motivation for installing a video surveillance system with their Dallas business security system is not the threat from without, but the threat from within. When thinking of loss prevention one typically thinks of people stealing items from a business, but what about employees who routinely “steal” an employer’s time, by not doing what they are paid to do when they are paid to do it? The day a video surveillance system is installed, much of that will stop, potentially having a dramatic affect on the business’ bottom-line. At home it can help you see if your children are safe, and are actually doing their homework instead of sitting in front of the television, or help you keep tabs on the nanny, or your pets.
For these reasons, among others, we expect to see a continued rise in the amount of home owners, as well as business owners, installing video surveillance system. If you would like to get a quote for a camera system please call us at (214) 390-3049.