Technological advancements have allowed businesses a greater level of protection that can safeguard against criminals who are getting increasingly sophisticated in their methods. Security cameras are among the leading methods of safeguarding secure areas, art and even proprietary information. Better yet, some covert cameras can now be so small that they are completely undetectable.
Types of Cameras
Some covert cameras may surprise you in how they seem like something futuristic and out of the realm of even James Bond. That is a part of their power, too, because most people would not be expecting such a discreet, unrecognizable camera. There are spy motion detector security cameras that seem like regular light switches. What looks like a tradition smoke detector may instead be a camera in disguise. Some miniature, hidden cameras include clock cameras, stereo speaker cameras, and even teddy bear cameras. They can be even smaller, though, fitting into a button on a shirt, which could also be left discreetly on a desk without being detected as a camera.
A key to the power of covert surveillance cameras is installing them in just the right place to enable you to capture what happens clearly and crisply. Placing them at entrance and exit points of a building, room, or office space is important. However, just knowing who came in or out won’t tell you enough in some situations and sometimes couldn’t even be used to show a theft occurred. You also need to angle them directly at what you most want to protect. Multiple angles and camera positions can allow you to see additional evidence in case of a theft, too.
As a plus, many tiny cameras can connect directly with apps for your iPod or other smart phone that empowers you to check on the surveillance at any time. You may even turn a camera on or off as well as decide when to start and stop recording from the camera from a remote location, which makes covert cameras even more valuable.
The specialized technology that allows for miniature cameras in any room of your business has a place alongside traditional methods. Strong locks, security guards, security alarms, anti-tampering devices, and old school closed circuit cameras announce to would-be criminals that the area should be off-guards because it’s protected, and that is a valuable service in and of itself.
Larger, more obvious cameras serve as a deterrent for both employees and intruders because they announce that the area is protected by surveillance, but that also means people can attempt to figure out a way around the obvious threats. Covert cameras, on the other hand, do not even attract that kind of manipulation. If someone doesn’t know a form of security is present, they can’t try to work around it. It’s a good idea to use more traditional methods to frighten away a certain type of criminal, and implement covert cameras to add a whole other level of security.
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