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4 Little Known Facts about Video Surveillance

Published on 27 February 14

Video surveillance is one of those products that is pretty much a given for companies to purchase. Whether you actually keep products on site, or you simply have a building full of high priced technology that-if stolen-could terribly damage your business, video surveillance offers an easy way to keep your property safe and your profits safer. But, though they may seem like a cut and dry subject, there are a few facets about them that truly fascinate; here are just a few interesting facts about video surveillance cameras.

5. If you want to stop burglaries, CCTV is a must

Though only 9% of consumers actually own CCTV in their homes, it is estimated that 67% of burglaries can be avoided by simple installation of CCTV. Here are some other ways you can avoid burglary in your home.

4. Video Surveillance does not help en masse (but it could help your business)

Video surveillance cameras are used ubiquitously in both the UK and United States; however, it has been proven that only 5 percent of crimes in the US and 3 percent in the UK are solved using surveillance systems. With that statistic, many might wonder how a video surveillance camera can be used to actually help their business, with reason too. But, what is often underestimated is the number of crimes prevented through the use of a surveillance camera. After all, these useful products can be used for verification-i.e. denying entrance based on identity-or even the protection of your staff and customers.

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3. Video Surveillance has been around for a lot longer than you think

Though many see video surveillance as a new thing, these types of cameras have actually been around since 1942, and have been in use since the sixties. In fact, the first CCTV camera was installed in Germany to watch the launch of the V2 rocket, and it was created by German engineer Walter Bruch.

2. Video Surveillance Cameras are Everywhere

Most developed countries use them; however, they are most prevalent in the UK, where there is 1 surveillance camera for every 11 people. Even more interesting is the fact that the use of CCTV cameras will escalate by 10 times in the UK over the next 5 years, meaning that the average citizen-who is caught on camera about 300 times a day currently-probably won’t ever see a day where they aren’t on camera.

1. Surveillance Cameras can be used for more than crime

Want an easy way to identify employees? Trying to find a safer way to observe a dangerous phenomenon? Surveillance cameras are certainly the easiest way to do so. Already, surveillance cameras are being used in industrial areas where it is not possible or safe for a human to enter. On top of that, thermographic cameras are often used by nuclear power plants and other factories in order to measure temperatures. Add in their obvious utility for traffic monitoring, crime prevention and solving, and a ton of other uses, and it’s easy to see why they are becoming so ubiquitous in the home!

Today’s blog posting was brought to you by blogger and small business owner Tyler F. He understands the importance of security for small businesses, and digital security solutions from Travis Voice & Data deliver the kind of video surveillance Oklahoma business owners trust.
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