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A Few of the Most Common Surveillance Camera Installation Mistakes

One of the first logical security measures for any business owner to take is installing video surveillance cameras. While these might seem like a foolproof commercial security system, the truth is that any number of mistakes could be made during the installation process. Keep reading to learn about some of those mistakes and how to avoid them. Failing to Consider Obstructions If there's even the slightest possibility of something obstructing one or multiple security cameras, it should be placed in a different location. Before you even begin installing video surveillance equipment, it's important to have designated areas marked as "free of obstructions." Forgetting About Glare The sun can be an excellent source of illumination for your surveillance system, but it can also be a major hindrance if you're not careful. The sun's position throughout the day should always be taken into consideration when you're installing security cameras, as a strong glare is all it...

Protect Your Place of Worship

There is no honor among thieves. Especially for those who are willingly break into and vandalize a religious and faith-based organization. While we would like to believe that even some places are safe from criminal activities, this is not always the case. It only takes a quick Google news search to see that this type of crime happens more frequently than you would likely believe. Faith-based organizations do tremendous good for the community they serve, and a burglary, vandalism, assault, fire, or an act of violence, could seriously undermine their mission, not to mention put people at risk. While these organizations often make it a priority to be welcoming and create an environment that is open to all who are interested, it can also make them appear to be an easy target in the eyes of criminals. The problem is that many places of worship have no formal safety and security measures in place. No security...

3 Reasons Why Every School Needs a Security Camera System

Schools cannot afford to take chances when it comes to the safety of their students and staff. Today's world can be a scary one, but there are things you can do to prevent crimes and tragedies from occurring. One of those safety measures you can take is to install security cameras in key locations on campus. These CCTV camera solutions will ensure that the most vulnerable areas of your school have high-quality video surveillance, which can help reduce criminal activity and keep out those who might want to do harm. Below, we'll take a look at three ways in which a CCTV camera solution can benefit your educational institution. Prevent Crimes It's estimated that 67% of burglaries can be avoided just by installing video surveillance. In a similar fashion, camera security systems at schools can prevent acts of vandalism, theft, trespassing, drug use, and other types of crimes from occurring on...

A Few of the Most Common Surveillance Camera Installation Mistakes

One of the first logical security measures for any business owner to take is installing video surveillance cameras. While these might seem like a foolproof commercial security system, the truth is that any number of mistakes could be made during the installation process. Keep reading to learn about some of those mistakes and how to avoid them. Failing to Consider Obstructions If there's even the slightest possibility of something obstructing one or multiple security cameras, it should be placed in a different location. Before you even begin installing video surveillance equipment, it's important to have designated areas marked as "free of obstructions." Forgetting About Glare The sun can be an excellent source of illumination for your surveillance system, but it can also be a major hindrance if you're not careful. The sun's position throughout the day should always be taken into consideration when you're installing security cameras, as a strong glare is all it...

A Few Advantages of Hiring a Security Company for Your Small Business

Whether you run a small restaurant or another retail operation, security should be at the top of your list of concerns. You've spent time and money building your business and it should be protected. But have you ever considered hiring a security company to install business surveillance systems and ensure office security for you? If not, here are a few reasons you should. Peace of Mind Sleeping at night is much easier when you know your business is being protected from any threats. Video surveillance cameras and fire alarm systems are just a few of many security solutions that could enhance the security of your business. Investing in these things not only provides peace of mind for you, it provides peace of mind for your customers. When your patrons know your business is being protected, they'll feel more comfortable making purchases there. Crime Prevention This is a fairly obvious reason to hire a security...

Most business owners know they need to take every step they can to protect their investment, their property, and their employees. Therefore, working with a commercial security alarm company is usually a non-negotiable. That said, some commercial security systems come with problems and bugs of their own. If they're poorly installed or your company simply isn't up to snuff, your system could end up being a frequent source of frustration. When you need comprehensive surveillance and alarm systems that you can count on 24/7/365, Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley has got you covered. But if your current commercial security system isn't cutting it, the following three problems might sound familiar to you. False alarms One of the most prevalent issues with some commercial security systems are those annoying false alarms. When an alarm system is installed improperly or isn't well-maintained, any small noise can set it off. Most systems have a built-in...

Analog vs IP: Which is Better for a Business Security System?

If you're a business owner, then keeping your business safe is probably one of your top priorities. This is your life's work, and you want to make sure you take every measure to keep it secure. Let's use retail stores as an example. According to the Global Retail Theft Barometer, a study published by the Center for Retail Research, found that North American retailers lose up to $45 billion worth of inventory every year from inventory shrink. As a result, many retailers invest in retail security cameras to keep their inventory safe. Recently, many retail stores have switched from classic analog CCTV cameras to modern IP security surveillance systems, which use digital cameras. What's the best surveillance system for your needs? Below, we list the main differences between the two types of security cameras, analog and IP. Video Resolution Analog cameras really cannot hold a candle to the video quality of modern digital...

5 Commercial Security Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

When it comes to the success of your business, do not forget to include security in your company protocol. It is estimated that of the burglaries occurring on commercial properties, 67% could be prevented by video surveillance. To ensure that your office security system is working at its best, avoid these common security mistakes. Not Securing All of Your Business' Entrances When installing both alarm systems and video surveillance, be sure to include all of the doors leading to your business. Even the most back-door entrances could pose a security risk when left unprotected. Installing access control systems is another important safety precaution, especially when employees are entering and exiting throughout the day. Ignoring The Building's Blind Spots Especially if your business space has an irregular layout, there may be several blind spots that the cameras will not reach. These places may require individual video surveillance. Your installation professional can help you...

4 Crazy Ways People Are Attempting to Hide From Surveillance Solutions

Approximately one out of every seven businesses has an alarm system in place. These alarm systems typically have some form of video surveillance solutions to further enhance security, but what if someone could literally trick your cameras? Believe it or not, surveillance evasion technology is actually something that many people around the world believe in. Whether it's paranoia or criminal intent, here are some of the crazy gadgets people are using to evade facial recognition surveillance solutions. Near-Infrared LED Glasses They're not exactly stylish, but these glasses, designed by Japan's National Institute of Informatics, can actually prevent facial recognition technology from working. They evade surveillance by emitting rays of near-infrared light. The glow isn't really that noticeable to the human eye, but for video surveillance cameras, it's like looking right into the sun. Personal Surveillance Masks Glasses not good enough for you? Well you're in luck, because inventor Leo Selvaggio has actually developed a 3D-printed...

The 5 Most Important Benefits of Commercial Security Systems

Whether you're running a retail location or an office park, it's important to have the proper security measures installed on your site. In 2013 alone, victims of burglaries suffered approximately $4.5 billion in property losses. If you want to keep your business out of the crime statistics, security is absolutely key. Here are just a few of the many benefits that come with commercial security systems. Fraud Reduction Video surveillance equipment is typically part of every commercial security system, and for good reason. If you're experiencing fraud from employees or customers, you can disprove many of the claims with security cameras. Fewer Instances of Theft If someone knows they're being watched, they're much less likely to commit a crime in your store. As soon as you capture their face on the video surveillance cameras, you can identify them as soon as they walk into the store and proceed to call the authorities. In addition, surveillance...