Proper and Improper use of Security Cameras at Your Business

Almost every business likes to save on cost, and cut spending where they can.  Security cameras at your business should be the last resort.

Some companies install fake security cameras and consider that a reliable way of protecting assets.  It may or may not work, here’s what you may want to consider.

Is there a proper use for Fake Security Cameras?

You have one purpose in mind when installing a fake security camera, you want to deter or intimidate someone from committing theft or crime by second guessing themselves, or at least you hope they will.

Sure, a fake security camera is cheaper than a functioning one, but what you are installing is a false sense of security.

It’s not a matter of if, but “when” a crime actually occurs, you will have no way of documenting or identifying the criminals responsible.

Proper and Improper use of fake security cameras

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Business Insurance and Security Cameras

Some insurance companies will not provide you with a policy if you’re in a certain type of industry like “jewelry store”.  Other insurance companies will give you a hefty discount if you have functioning security cameras at your business.

Not one insurance company recognizes the dummy security cameras as a proper deterrent.

If you own a business and feel better having a dummy security camera installed, while it may deter crime at times, it will not always succeed.

While there have been advancements in the security camera world, criminals and robbers have also advanced their knowledge in knowing the difference between a fake security camera and real one.

Real or fake, a security camera will never deter a robber that’s committed to crime.  Knowing you are well protected, and can identify the criminal will ease your mind completely so you can focus on the business at hand.

Our Houston security camera experts have worked with businesses of all sizes.  We’ve installed surveillance systems and security cameras that meet any budget.  Let us provide you with a complimentary evaluation and a detailed proposal that meets your spending requirements and give you the peace of mind you expect and deserve.

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