3 Places Where Surveillance Cameras Can Be Beneficial

July 3rd, 2020

Surveillance cameras are useful tools that deter burglars, trespassers, and more. They don't always stop every crime, but they can capture the events that unfold when they fail to do so. Police officers can then review the video footage, which will hopefully provide them with the lead they need to identify the suspect or suspects. Surveillance cameras also serve people well in instances where Chico students, family members, or workers need to be monitored.

Individuals can watch and review live feeds or recordings to look for theft, bullying, sexual harassment, abuse, and other wrongdoings. With evidence in hand, bosses, parents, teachers, officers, or anyone in charge can hand out the appropriate punishment for the crimes. 

The remainder of this post is going to focus on three particular properties where it can be beneficial to have cameras installed. Hence, interested property owners should stay right here and read on to learn more. 

  1. Homesteads

    The majority of Chico homeowners want their property to be as safe and secure as possible. After all, they sometimes have loved ones living with them, valuables that can be costly to replace, and heirlooms that cannot be replaced. They don't wish to see their siblings or spouses get hurt, nor do they want items to go missing due to a burglary. 

Surveillance cameras are perfect in a home setting. As mentioned earlier, they have deterrent capabilities, and many criminals will stay away as they don't want their faces captured on video.

  1. Rental Properties

    Lots of people choose to invest in real estate and become landlords these days. Doing so provides them with a steady source of income and allows them to earn a decent living. However, if tenants do not feel safe on the property, it often becomes challenging for managers to rent out any of the units. 

Surveillance cameras provide renters with peace of mind. The devices often draw in top-tier residents who will occupy spaces for years and years to come. If you are a landlord, you can't go wrong in investing in security cameras. Take action today and discover the difference it can make.

  1. Retail Stores

    There are all sorts of stores and shops in the United States. Some sell electronics, gadgets, and furniture. Meanwhile, others handle clothing lines, groceries, and toys. Regardless of what they have on the shelves, owners cannot afford to sit back and do nothing when it comes to employee theft and shoplifting. Those issues can cause quite a bit of damage financially when left unchecked, so much so that many Chico organizations have to file for bankruptcies because of them.

When stores have surveillance cameras, shoplifters and employees are discouraged from misbehaving. They know that the devices could capture inappropriate acts and land them in hot water. Additionally, when store owners choose to install security cameras, their loss prevention team members can quickly respond to immediate situations thanks to the live video feeds.

Give us a call to discuss your surveillance camera options today. 

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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