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Five Ways to Use Video Surveillance

Jun 26, 2008
Video surveillance is a type of security system that has been used for various reasons for many years. Security cameras have become a normalcy in today's society, as banks, retail stores, retirement homes, and other public places have come to rely on the cameras.

There are many different situations that would benefit from the implication of video surveillance.

1-Retail Stores and Shops
Retail stores are often targeted for theft, so it makes sense that having prominently placed security cameras throughout the store would help to prevent theft as well as help to identify those who are able to get away with stealing.

Retail shops and stores that have video surveillance are also giving their customers the message that they care about security as well as the safety of their customers, thus improving the store's overall image.

2-Homes and Residential Areas
Your private home will undoubtedly benefit from the flexible and easy to install IP cameras. These cameras simply need to be mounted, and then you're ready to use them. There's no need for power tools, and no need to bring in a professional.

Having video surveillance throughout your home helps to prevent theft, as the presence of visible cameras deters thieves. If a theft does occur, then you will be able to use your video cameras to identify the criminal.

3-Health Care
While having video surveillance in health care facilities may not at first make sense, there are very good reasons for this type of enhanced security in hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices.

Video surveillance can help to protect patients' security and medical information, as well as preventing theft of medical supplies that can range from tongue depressors to hi-tech equipment and prescription medication.

4-Child Care Facilities and Day Cares
While the number of children in child care facilities continues to rise, there is an increasing need for security in these institutions.

Wireless IP cameras are extremely easy to install, so these facilities would not need to call in the help and advice of a professional. Video surveillance systems help to protect employees as well as the children who are under their care.

5-Retirement Homes and Elder Care Facilities
Security cameras help to protect residents and employees from unwanted and unwelcome intruders. Also, video surveillance helps to secure the building.

However, security cameras should be limited to public areas throughout the retirement homes in order to maintain a respectable and decent level of security.
About the Author
Wendy Moyer is an independent journalist. VideoSurveillance.com is an excellent resource for information regarding video surveillance -further information can be found on the VideoSurveillance.com website.
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