Many retailers and corporate companies use various types of
security measures to cut down on theft and vandalism and ensure
a safe environment for employees to work in. This could mean
hiring security guards; have closed-circuit
television (CCTV) surveillance systems and security
cameras throughout their facilities and even observation
mirrors that allow the employer to see throughout the store
or in a certain area that may be dimly lit or hard to see. This
helps large companies, such as department stores or electronic
stores, combat early on signs of shoplifting and also helps
reduce the amount of shoplifters that are in fact employees.
Smaller businesses usually can not afford to do all the above
and have a complete security system because of cost, especially
if they are family owned and operated, so most will invest in
security cameras that are in a distinct locations or in an area
that has been shoplifted before. The purpose of security
cameras versus surveillance cameras,
including video surveillance cameras, is that the shopper or
customer is not supposed to know they are being watched. These
cameras are usually hidden, are very small, usually no more
than 4 inches long, and are more specialized to zoom and target
anything that the person could be holding or doing.
Mainly, a security camera is created to be
small in size and easy to hide and maybe similar in size to
a spy camera. Parents can use a security camera
to observe their babysitter or nanny while they are away. Oftentimes,
suspicious activity can be caught early on with evidence readily
available through this method. Homeowners have also used security
cameras to provide home security that maybe part of a home security
system when they have gardeners, pool cleaners, a lawn service
or even a caterer coming to their home. Since they can’t
be seen, this provides the owner the security of knowing they
don’t have to always be around observing the visitor.
Many of these home security cameras whether they are wireless
cameras or CCTV cameras can be part of security equipment that
can be accessed from remote locations.
Consider some of these options to help you invest in proper
security and also security cameras for your residence or business:
• A bullet camera that is for both day
and night. Small and discreet, this tiny camera will capture
clear images and is weatherproof.
• Speed dome security camera with zoom
capabilities can be mounted on a wall or ceiling, is hard distinguishable,
and can contact you remotely through the Internet of any interference.
• Infrared or motion detection security cameras
are perfect for large properties and for seeing clearly in the
• Home security systems that come with
Infrared capabilities, have remote control access available
and a keypad for quick access are great additions to a security
• Dummy cameras are a great deterrent
as they look like the real thing at a fraction of the cost.
This can save significant money for certain businesses.
• Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras are a type of
camera mechanism which may be found in the cameras described
above but is worth mentioning as it provides maximum coverage
of an area in question. It is a very important function to have
in any camera.
• Vandal proof security cameras are also
available and are very reliable and give you the reliability
that you need with the hostile elements of our society.
• Complete security systems may not to
have security equipment that has to have hard wiring. This will
add significant cost to the project. There are many wireless
camera options available as the technology of spy cameras is
now available to all of us.