04 January 2010

Security Camera To Deter Crime

The use of video surveillance is continuing to increase in the country and many people are fitting their homes and businesses with security camera systems to record everything that happens in and around their home. While the use of a security camera will not guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen, they often serve as a deterrent to crime as well as provide video evidence for the prosecution of the bad guys.

A security camera can essentially be set up just about anywhere and their use is rapidly growing. Initially, cameras were the focus of many businesses hoping to turn away persons with ill intents, but most recently have been installed in private homes as a mean of identifying those meaning to do harm to the occupants. Having a security camera connected and aimed at a front door or window can often make a would-be burglar change their mind and move on to a house that has no such protection.

Even many professional thieves will shy away from a home or business that shows indications the property is being observed with a security camera. They have no idea of whether the images from the camera are being monitored, but they have a pretty good hunch that anything illegal they do will be recorded and used against them in court.

Many Crooks Fooled By Dummy Cameras
In addition to installing a security camera for their home or business, many are supplementing their surveillance systems with dummy cameras. These units are essentially the camera housing without the cameras actually installed in them. Provided they are installed with the tell-tale signs of a real security camera, such as a short piece of wiring that really is not connected to anything, they may be perceived as being an active, working camera.

In addition to having a security camera installed, the placement of the camera is equally important. Cameras that point to areas that burglars can pass without being recorded are basically useless. A security by an experienced security specialist can often help homeowners and business owners determine the best place to install a security camera to make their presence known as well as be assured of obtaining a quality image.

In some states, it may be required to inform customers, as well as visitors to private homes that they are appearing on a security camera. Checking with local law enforcement or the state's attorney general will determine what, if any, notification has to be given before installing a security camera on the premises.

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