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Keeping An Eye On Things With Video Surveillance

Mar 7, 2008
In today's society, security is a primary concern for everyone. From protecting your loved ones, home and possessions, to protecting your business, video surveillance can help. If you're in the private investigation business video surveillance systems can be a valuable tool for you and your clients.

With today's technology, spy cams can keep an eye on things while you're busy doing other things. While you sleep, they work, allowing you peace of mind. There are many systems available on the market to meet your security requirements. Consulting with a specialist in the industry will help you make the decision as to what is right for your needs.

You may be asking, "Do I need a video surveillance system?" You may need one for the following reasons:

* In your business, you may not be able to pay security guards each year to watch your premises.

* For your home, you will feel safer when you're away on business. Knowing a video surveillance system is operating for your family's protection while you're away offers comfort.

* You may have unexplained losses in your business and need to monitor employees, customers, and delivery people.

* You may have more than one business location. It's not possible for you to monitor them all, in person, each day. A surveillance system can watch multiple locations for you.

* Spy cams are valuable when mounted outside your front door. You can see who is at your door and can decide whether you should open it.

* A video surveillance system is always available to watch your home or business. You do not have to rely on neighbors or family who may not always be available to 'keep an eye on things'.

* Video evidence is excellent in building a case for prosecution to recover monetary losses. Today's surveillance systems are state-of-the-art and can do so much more than just take moving pictures. There are software programs available that enable your home or office computer to become your security system. It will run on your computer twenty-four hours a day.

These systems store many months or even years of information on your computer. They are capable for use with wireless cameras and receivers. With this type of system, you can view historical video or watch action in real time.

One innovative feature of surveillance systems is the ability to send you real time alerts. This type of system will send to your e-mail timely 'captured images' of activity it records. This allows the ordering of a quick response, to protect people or physical assets.

These systems accommodate USB, analog and IP/Network cameras. They are easily installable and you don't need a degree in computer science for operation. You can monitor exterior areas of your home or business premises with the system. All that's required are proper outdoor cameras compatible with the system.

These systems accommodate secret or covert surveillance and you can receive reports over the Internet. This allows for receiving the vital security information you need wherever you are and at any time.

These systems are cost effective compared to close circuit television. Again, it's less expensive then the aforementioned yearly salaries for security guards if you own a business. All you need is your personal computer, the software and an inexpensive camera.

With its motion detection feature, the system only records action when it detects movement. It sends an alert upon detection of motion, whether human, animal or propelled object. Any intrusive event inside the area of surveillance will spur this response. It also does the same for any exterior perimeter activity at your premises, if outdoor cameras are in place.

You can never be too safe or have too much peace of mind. Technology today has made video surveillance systems inexpensive and user-friendly.

With state-of-the-art surveillance system software installed on your computer, you will have excellent protection you can afford.
About the Author
Rosalie Kimberlin, the author, spent almost 30 years on a large metropolitan police department, and is now the owner of RK Enterprises. In a continuing effort to protect the "good guys" she now offers self defense and surveillance products through http://www.nannycamsetc.com
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