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Neighborhoods cameras

Neighborhood security cameras have become very popular over the last decade. Homeowners are looking for added security besides that of their own home. Neighborhood awareness in communities has peaked and local residents are striving to keep neighborhoods safe. With newer technology in HD digital video surveillance neighborhoods can now be covered with wireless technology that can be deployed very easily.


Neighborhood Surveillance Benefits


Resident and visitor Protection – Having HD security cameras installed throughout a subdivision or neighborhood will help keep community members safe and sound.

Vandalism Protection – Many homes and neighborhoods find themselves targets to vandalism, especially in those neighborhoods in urban and dense areas. You can help discourage vandalism by having prominently displayed cameras surrounding your neighborhood and in the event a problem does arise HD security cameras will identify the vandals and help identify them quickly.

Monitoring – Older analog CCTV systems did not allow remote access to the video footage. You basically had to sit in front of the video monitor and manually search for incidents.  Newer digital surveillance systems allow their cameras to be monitored from anywhere in the world there is an internet connection. The community can have full access to the cameras and help monitor the neighborhood together. Alarms and events can even be send to residents in email or push notification so they get real time video of what’s happening.

Community property protection – With many subdivisions and neighborhoods offering community areas such as pools, parks, pools and community centers it is important to monitor these areas. These areas are often susceptible to theft,vandalism, loitering and damage. You can help to eliminate these events by properly installing a surveillance system in these areas.


CCTV Camera Risks in Housing Developments


Privacy Concerns – You want to keep cameras to public areas. Mount cameras on streets and in those common shared areas considered public domain.. Do not point cameras into private residences, and home windows. If you cannot avoid this we suggest you use cameras that provide “privacy masking”, this blocks off that particular area from being recorded or viewed by the camera.

Potential Damage – Any outdoor camera that watches over public areas are susceptible to damage from weather or vandals. We suggest that you use tamper-proof or anti-vandal type cameras to help curb these situations.


Considerations for Subdivision Security Camera Systems

Neighborhoods are a collage and mix of various individuals and cultures. They can vary by town, city, and by geography. There is no one system fits all in this circumstance. A security camera system for one subdivision will likely not work for another neighborhood. We suggest that you consider the following when installing a neighborhood security camera system:

  • Where is your development or neighborhood located?

  • Does your neighborhood attract thieves or vandals?

  • What is your biggest security risk?

  • Have there been past issues with vandalism or theft?

  • What areas of the neighborhood are most vulnerable and need protection?

Neighborhood CCTV Camera Setup Advice


  • Parks, pools and parking areas should be well-covered

  • Hidden cameras can be an option in those areas high in vandalism and crime

  • Consider the lighting for your neighborhood. Do you need cameras with infrared capability for night time use?

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Security cameras for the workplaceThe demand for security cameras in the workplace continues to increase. More than half of US employers use some form of surveillance equipment in the workplace. These cameras are intended to protect both employer and employee. They can provide 24/7 surveillance, which can be used to protect assets and provide evidence when needed.

 Workers compensation claims can be costly. Many claims are acts of fraud committed by employees looking to gain workers compensation benefits. How one acts when they think no one is looking can give us insight on character. A surveillance video clip can be a undeniable witness.

A recent fraud case involved a workplace injury, that was captured on the employers security cameras. The employee was seen making a hole on the ground the evening before he reported his injury. The next day he stepped into the hole faking a workplace accident, and opened a workers compensation claim.The video evidence assisted the fraud investigators in this case and the employee was prosecuted for a first-degree misdemeanor.

Having a surveillance system in the workplace is almost a necessity. Security cameras continue to be a powerful tool in providing proof where there is doubt. They help improve employee productivity as well. The idea that one is being monitored in the workplace at all times can subconsciously create a higher level of work ethic.

Employees can also benefit by feeling a sense of security in the workplace. They can have access to video evidence if an employer is being abusive. If a crime is taking place, the cameras can capture the act in progress which can be used to identify criminals. Security cameras can provide concrete evidence that could help prove an employee to be innocent if wrongfully accused.

All parties can benefit by having surveillance cameras in the workplace.

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office cctv cameras

CCTV cameras are synonymous with businesses and office environments. Even though they don’t have to deal with the same robbery and security dangers as convenience shops or gasoline stations , offices possess distinctive security risks that surveillance video cameras will help protect against .

Key Benefits of CCTV Cameras in Business Environments

Client and Employee Protection – We all know how important employees and clients are to a healthy business. A CCTV security camera installed in your reception or lobby is great way to safeguard your clients and employees, as well as their belongings.

Ease of  install – New HD security camera systems can be installed within minutes.  New plug and play systems allow you to simply install the cameras and connect them to the digital recorder – with no technician required.

Theft Prevention – There are times when offices experience theft during the regular business hours, especially those offices located in urban areas. Intruders have been known to come in during hours of lunch and steal co worker belongings right from their  from desks.  Installing a surveillance camera that monitors the lobby for activity is a perfect way to help curb this problem.


CCTV Reception Area Risks

Privacy Protection – Keep surveillance cameras away from cubicles, private offices, lunch rooms and conference rooms. Install cameras only in those areas such as the lobby and other public spaces.

Outages – A blackout or power surge may damage your cameras and can cause interruptions in your video recording. Although it may be rare, these damages do occur, please make sure there is  another security system installed as well just in case.


Office Areas and Lobby Configuration


No two businesses are the same and they all vary greatly in security needs and size, and there are several factors that go into the decision when selecting a surveillance system that is right for you. Consider these questions befroe selecting your security cameras:



  • Will security cameras help fix your current problems?

  • Do you have a security system in place now? If so, what kind?

  • Has there been security issues in the past?

Business Location


  • Where is your office or business located (e.g. city, suburbs, country, urban area, rural area)

  • Do you lease or share office space or do you own the building?

  • Do you have several locations or offices located in different areas?



  • What type of business do you conduct?

  • Do you have high traffic or many visitors (e.g. salesmen, patients, clients)?

  • How do you safeguard or protect your documents or records currently?

  • Are your personal or  confidential records or even trade secrets accessible to others?



  • How big is your current  staff?

  • Do you have after hour services that come into your business?

  • How is employee turnover, is it high?

  • Do you have former disgruntled employees?

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marina cctvThere are many benefits to using CCTV camera systems at Marinas. With the constant stream of visitors arriving via boat and land to visit restaurants, gift shops, and fuel stations, marinas have a complex mix of surveillance needs. A professional marine security camera system will not only help protect your property but also the property of those who dock their boats at the marina.


Marina CCTV Surveillance System Benefits


Scalability Factor – New HD video camera systems offer the key benefit of flexibility to marinas. HD IP cameras systems can grow as the marina needs more cameras. With the addition of WiFi IP cameras, marinas can easily add cameras that normally would be to difficult to wire.

Vandalism and Crime Prevention – Marina security cameras that are properly installed help to curb acts of vandalism or potential crimes to the marinas property or boats they house. In the event a criminal acts is committed, the CCTV cameras will document and provide the evidence needed for prosecution. Surveillance cameras also act as deterrents and help stop possible criminal activity.

Enhance Marina Security – Having CCTV cameras present and visible helps to enhance the feeling of safety. Visitors using the marina services at night night will have the added sense of security knowing full well that security cameras are continuously monitoring the marina.

Liability Concerns – Having recorded video at the marina will help to reduce any liability cases that may involve accidents or crimes on the boats, docks, or other marina facilities.

Loss Reduction – Marinas are known for providing a wide variety of services. With restaurants, fuel stations and gifts shops on the premise security cameras help to reduce losses from theft or crime. Installing CCTV cameras at key points such as exits and entrances and at cash registers will help further protect the marina.


Security Risks at Marinas


Vandalism Threat – Any time a camera is tampered with you have the risk of losing video. We suggest you use tamper proof cameras to help offset possible vandalism.


Marina Security Surveillance System Configuration


There are key factors to consider when selecting a surveillance system for marinas. We suggest you consider the following.:

  • Do you currently employ security staff to patrol the marina?

  • Is a security system currently present at the marina?

  • What criminal activity has occurred at the marina in the past?

  • Has there been issues with vandalism to the facilities or equipment?

  • Do you currently control access to the marina?

  • Do you have a high traffic location?

  • How do you currently control access to the marina and boats?

  • How do you monitor your marina at night  and after hours?


Marina CCTV Camera Setup Advice


  • All marina visitors entering or exiting should be monitored and recorded with security cameras.

  • Record and monitor all marina visitors approaching by boat as well as those visiting their docked vessels.

  • Boat ramps, loading zones and unloading zones should have cameras installed.

  • All retail locations and shops should have security cameras present to prevent theft and criminal acts.

  • Parking lots should also have CCTV cameras to help prevent vandalism and break-in attempts.

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Casino Security Cameras Security cameras systems play a vital role within the gaming and casino industry. Whenever you have large sums of money in one location there is always the threat of criminal activity, it’s imperative that the facilities are properly monitored and recorded. The risks of an incident is always higher when you have a constant flow of money and foot traffic. Installing a proper video surveillance system can help cut down those risks and help eliminate crime and theft while allowing paying customers to enjoy the gaming experience safely.


Benefits of Casino Security Cameras

Ease of installation – New enhancements in digital video security cameras lets casinos and gaming facilities easily deploy and install cameras with a single wire. The flexibility of the security systems allows for the cameras to be installed most anywhere. Since the digital systems operate through a network they can be seen or monitored from anywhere in the facility and this allows for more personnel to help with the surveillance monitoring.

Crowds – Large crowds at casinos can be hard for security personnel. Security cameras help casinos to monitor large crowds for suspicious activity, and disruptions.

Suspicious casino players – For as long as gambling has existed there has been a gambler looking to beat the system with some sort of hustle or cheating tactic.  Cameras installed in key areas help security staff to get HD crystal clear views of the gaming tables, allowing them to closely monitor all the action at the table including individual players.

Theft Prevention – No one likes to get caught cheating. Security cameras help to deter crime simply by being present throughout the facilities.  Surveillance cameras also help authorities when identifying criminals during criminal investigations. Surveillance cameras also help to monitor employee theft and dealers that may be working with others to cheat the system.

Violence and Fights – Typically where there is gambling there is alcohol. Whenever you have large crowds, alcohol and high stakes gambling, you have the potential for tense situations. Security camera systems allow security staff to quickly dispatch guards  to a specific area in the event there is a situation..

Remote Viewing – Digital surveillance systems allows security staff and personnel to monitor video footage whether live or recorded from various remote locations, including on their smartphones or tablets.

Risks of Gambling and Casino CCTV

Privacy ConcernsCCTV cameras in public areas are commonly accepted. Areas such as the exits, entrances, bars, eating areas, and gaming floors should have surveillance present. Surveillance cameras should not be installed in private areas like bathrooms, this is a violation of privacy.


Gaming Surveillance Cameras Configuration and Considerations


2 Megapixel IP PTZ cameraKeeping guests secure and safe is of utmost  importance for casinos. Properly installed security cameras help to keep gaming facilities safe from theft, crime and violence. We suggest that you consider the following when deploying your video surveillance system:

  • What are some of the current security risks in your facility?

  • What security systems do you currently have installed or deployed?

  • Are you understaffed with security officers?

  • Have you had instances of cheating at your facility?

  • Has fighting or violence occurred at the casino?

  • Does the casino experience large crowds of people and traffic?

  • Do you have surveillance covering all your cashier areas?

  • Has theft been a problem at the gaming facility?

  • Do you offer high stake tables that need special attention?

  • Have you had issues with employee theft at the facility?

Casino Security Camera Setup Advice


  • Install security cameras at all exits and entrances so you may record and document all players coming to the facility.

  • All gaming floors should have security cameras monitoring them. This includes slot machines and tables.

  • Gaming tables should have their own security cameras specifically to monitor gameplay, cheating and suspicious behavior.

  • All areas storing currency or where currency is exchanged should have surveillance cameras present.

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Security Cameras for MuseumsMuseums store and house some of the most precious and valuable collections in the world.  Monitoring these works of art is necessary and is a huge undertaking. Works of art are always prime targets for thieves. A well installed video surveillance system will help to protect a museum’s art collections from possible acts of vandalism and thievery. Lets look into CCTV Security Cameras for Museums and their benefits.


Museum Security Surveillance Systems Benefits

Ease of  installation – Museums can often be very difficult to wire because of their assets and building structure. New IP surveillance camera technology offer easy-to-install systems that simply use one wire for installation. These cameras offer outstanding flexibility. IP cameras can be installed throughout the museum, and communicate through a local IP network with no complicated wiring setup. Many if these cameras are even offered in WiFi.

Remote accessing – New NVRs (network video recorders) and DVRs (digital video records) allow for remote live viewing over the local network or Internet. Security staff and guards can monitor security video footage and even remote control security cameras from any tablet, smartphone or PC with Internet access. This allows them to roam the property as well to show a physical presence.


Theft Prevention – Besides monitoring fine works of art security cameras can tightly monitor other display areas, retail locations, eating areas, storage rooms, and other possible locations throughout the museum. The cameras will help you watch for suspicious activity and potential theft.

Employee Theft – Unfortunately employee theft is always a threat. Video security cameras help to keep a close watch on all your employees as they do their work in the museum, and cameras help deter employees from theft.


Vandalism Protection – With priceless works of art any defacement done to piece can be a major problem for a museum. Especially those pieces which are displayed right within the public’s reach. Surveillance cameras help to deter acts of vandalism and enables security personnel to possibly spot any potential threats.

Exhibition Security Camera Risks

Privacy Concerns – There is no doubt to that cameras should be placed throughout a museum, but there are several areas in where cameras should be considered off limits such as employee restrooms.

Damage and Vandalism – Any time you have cameras installed in public areas there is a chance that they may suffer potential damage from vandalism or tampering. You should always have backup security measures in the event a camera video signal is lost.

Gallery Security Camera Configuration Questions

3 Megapixel IP Dome CameraThough museum’s house large works of art with monetary value, you cannot replace one-of-a-kind pieces of art and thus protecting these assets is of the utmost importance. We suggest that you consider the following when installing a video surveillance system for your museum:

  • What are biggest security threats?

  • Is your security personnel understaffed?

  • What security systems do currently have installed at the museum?

  • How do you have your collections displayed in the museum?

  • Do you store other collections which are not displayed?

  • Is staff currently situated at all entrances and exits?

  • Has there been theft at the museum in the past?

  • Have you experienced acts of vandalism?

  • Do you consider employee theft a concern?

  • What key areas of the museum are most prone to possible theft and vandalism?

  • What current value do you place on your collection display?

  • What areas house your most valuable pieces?

Art Show Surveillance Setup Advice

  • Install cameras at all exits and entrances to monitor all those entering and leaving the exhibition hall, museum, or gallery.

  • All rooms containing art collections should have cameras installed to properly monitor them.

  • Those areas that house high valuable works should be payed special attention to.

  • Install surveillance cameras in those storage areas containing additional collections or items.

  • All loading areas should be monitored and recorded.

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Sporting Events CCTVSporting events are synonymous with large crowds that draw criminal activity. Maintaining large crowds in check, keeping events safe and avoiding possible threats and disturbances such as terrorism, can be a large undertaking for any security staff. Security cameras offer an invaluable tool to ensure the safety of the players, fans, staff, and the facilities themselves.

The Benefits of Stadium CCTV


Controlling Crowds – Sporting events attract very passionate fans and emotions can get heated quickly during a sporting event. Security cameras can help monitor, concessions, hallways and stands for disturbances and fights amongst the masses.

Ease of  installation – Todays digital video surveillance cameras can be installed easily. Sporting complexes can be outfitted with IP cameras that communicate through an IP network. Since networks are easily scalable you can add cameras as you see fit no matter where you need the cameras installed.

Coming and Going – Most sporting events have very large crowds that form when entering and exiting the facility. This can cause many issues and disturbances. CCTV cameras can monitor those high traffic areas making sure that patrons have safe and smooth passage.

Player Protection – Unfortunately players are also at risk during sporting events. Flying objects, streaking fans and physical attacks are known to have occurred on the playing field. This activity can be monitored and you can quickly alert security staff directly to the scene before a situation gets out of hand.

Terrorism Prevention – With such large amounts of people sporting events are unfortunately viewed by many as potential targets for terrorism. Video Surveillance can be help to recognize any potential terrorists. The Superbowl, as an example, is known for implementing and using video analytics such as facial recognition monitor crowds for known felons.

Remote ViewingNetwork video recorders allow sporting events to view all their cameras and video streams on the local network and over the internet. Security personnel can monitor live video footage and even control cameras remotely from tablets, phones and any computer with Internet access.

Arena Security Surveillance Risks


Privacy Concerns – Public areas on the facility should be the only areas monitored by security cameras. Private areas such as bathrooms are considered highly off limits to video surveillance.

Damage and Vandalism  – Anytime you have cameras installed out in the open in public locations they run the risk sustaining damage from vandalism and tampering, leading to the possibility of lapses in video recording.

Configuring Video Surveillance at Sports Facilities and Fields


Wholesale Surveillance CamerasThe sheer volume of  people that attend a sporting event makes monitoring them a daunting task. Adding the large size of most sporting facilities themselves makes a properly installed surveillance network that much more important. We suggest you consider the following factors when preparing to install a CCTV System:


  • What is your facilities greatest security risk?

  • Is crowd control a problem your events?

  • What security systems do you have in place currently?

  • Are there major events that you host that typically bring in larger crowds than normal?

  • Is terrorism a valid concern at your facility?

  • Have athletes had issues with fans or crowds, such as confrontations?

  • Have you experienced employee theft in the past?

  • Do you have a parking facility on site?

  • Are your entrances and exits covered by security?

  • Do you have concession stands, bars and restaurants on the facility?

  • Is your security staff understaffed?

  • What key areas of the facility are you most concerned with?

Security Cameras at Sporting Events Setup Advice

  • Cameras should be placed where you can view and monitor all crowds.

  • Remote controlled cameras should be deployed. Cameras with remote-controlled pan, tilt, and zoom capability allow personnel to zoom in and follow suspicious individuals and hone into disturbances so they can be closely watched.

  • All exits and entrances should have cameras installed. This helps to  monitor the all individuals and crowds coming in and out of the facility.

  • Parking lot cameras help to deter crime and theft involving parked vehicles. They also keep visitors safe.

Surveillance cameras for daycares, preschools and care centers should provide clean, crisp detail in the event that an incident occurs. HD digital cameras allow schools the ability to record and monitor the children in HD video. This high resolution helps daycare owners monitor the classrooms and playgrounds with ease and helps them determine who is present at all times.

Here is a suggestion of products that may be used for day care security.

Here are some things you should consider before installing a daycare camera system.


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