We have all heard of the word “surveillance,” and
have associated it with feeling protected, watching “bad
people” and preventing vandalism,,theft, and unfortunately
terrorism. With today’s advancements in technology and
the various types of surveillance cameras, anyone, from the
neighbor next door to the grocery owner down the block to the
elementary school your son attends, can all feel safe and secure.
Surveillance means to monitor behavior, either of people, objects
or processes for security measures. We often associate the word
“surveillance” to the connotation of eavesdropping
from a distance with a surveillance camera, surveillance equipment,
or video surveillance, or all of the above. We have seen in
movies how spy cameras are put in teddy bears or fire alarms
to “tap” into the activity of a home or group of
people. Some people need surveillance to help them prevent burglary,
others, to ensure they are getting a trained and creditable
nanny. Surveillance is definitely a necessity nowadays where
technology advancements practically guarantee clear sound quality
and resolution and help to protect employees, families, and
individuals from crime, burglary and theft.
Some key components to determine and maintain an overall proper
• Know your target and what you would like to accomplish
before developing a surveillance plan.
• Do thorough research on what surveillance items you
will need and the quantity required, such as surveillance cameras,
CCTV cameras, wireless cameras, etc.
• Decide on the color and resolution your security cameras
need to have. Also, whether you need them to be weatherproof
for indoor and outdoor usage, or whether they need to be designed
to blend in easily with the surroundings.
• Determine whether you need to access the spy cameras/CCTV
cameras remotely or through your DVR system.
• Do you need the surveillance cameras to move or zoom
or offer any additional audio/graphic or even infrared IP selection?
Once you have decided on all of the above, you are well on
your way to protecting your home, business and personal assets
and can continuously monitor your surroundings no matter where
you are or go.
Do not feel like you are alone in questioning your need for
added protection. Everyone, from government agencies to restaurants,
even schools, is investing in surveillance cameras to protect
their employees, customers and students, and also to ensure
against theft and destruction of property. There is a lot of
overlap between surveillance and security, and as a result between
surveillance systems and security camera systems.