Cruise Line Security Keeps Passengers Safe

June 17th, 2022

There are many businesses in Chico, CA that use security cameras to protect their investments. Though cruise ships are not often the first business that one thinks of when it comes to security, they have a unique need for protection. The fact that they contain restaurants, shops, entertainment, and sleeping quarters makes them almost like a small floating village. Keeping an eye on everything that happens is essential to providing everyone on board with a safe and secure journey. This is why a security camera system can be so important to good business. 

4 Benefits Of A Security Camera System 

  • They help prevent crime. Security cameras help deter crime. When a criminal knows they are being watched, they are less likely to engage in malevolent activity. In cases where crimes have been committed, cruise ships with security cameras in place were able to capture the crime in action. This helped law enforcement officials solve the crimes.
  • They capture evidence. When an event takes place, such as a crime or an injury, security cameras capture the event. This can be monumental in providing evidence when a lawsuit occurs.
  • They can help fight terroristic acts. Cruise ships can go a long way from Chico, CA. When they float out into international waters, they can be accessed by anyone from any country. This makes them an easy target for terrorism. Security cameras can monitor the potential for danger.
  • They monitor staff. There is always the potential that an employee can do something they’re not supposed to do. When an area that is so large, and so many people are on board, you can’t always watch over every employee. Security cameras allow you to view everything that happens on the ship from one central location.

Ready For Protection

Are these benefits enough to convince you of the importance of a cruise ship surveillance system? If so, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind. For example, if your security guards already monitor specific areas of the ship, installing a security camera in these areas would be redundant. Concentrate on areas that are not already monitored. In addition, remember these important tips. 

4 Important Things To Consider  

  • Any area where money exchanges hands needs surveillance. Keep an eye on casino and gambling areas, cocktail bars, and dining rooms.
  • Is there a specific area on the cruise ship that is more prevalent for accidents and injuries? Think about places like the slippery pool deck or stairwells.
  • If there are areas on your ship where cameras could easily be tampered with or vandalized, install them high out of reach. You could also consider tamper-proof models.
  • Respect the privacy of your passengers. Never put cameras in bathrooms, bedrooms, locker rooms, or other areas where privacy is important.

If you’re serious about your security needs, contact us today. We’ve been helping people in Chico, CA for many years, and we’re happy to share our knowledge and experience with you. Contact us today to discuss your security camera options today. 

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John M.

"In April of 2017, my husband and I made a phone call to Crime Free Living that turned out to be a smart and wise decision. Amazingly, in just a few hours, Tim installed four Dome Security Cameras, weatherproof enclosures, and hooked up into our home a 23" Full HD Widescreen Security Monitor. Even more than his professional expertise was the time spent with us in making sure that this system was working correctly and properly installed on our phones so that anywhere in our travels we can monitor our new home in Magalia."

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"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

Steve D., Down Range Indoor Training Center

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators