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Sporting Events CCTVSporting events are synonymous with large crowds that draw criminal activity. Maintaining large crowds in check, keeping events safe and avoiding possible threats and disturbances such as terrorism, can be a large undertaking for any security staff. Security cameras offer an invaluable tool to ensure the safety of the players, fans, staff, and the facilities themselves.

The Benefits of Stadium CCTV

 

Controlling Crowds – Sporting events attract very passionate fans and emotions can get heated quickly during a sporting event. Security cameras can help monitor, concessions, hallways and stands for disturbances and fights amongst the masses.

Ease of  installation – Todays digital video surveillance cameras can be installed easily. Sporting complexes can be outfitted with IP cameras that communicate through an IP network. Since networks are easily scalable you can add cameras as you see fit no matter where you need the cameras installed.

Coming and Going – Most sporting events have very large crowds that form when entering and exiting the facility. This can cause many issues and disturbances. CCTV cameras can monitor those high traffic areas making sure that patrons have safe and smooth passage.

Player Protection – Unfortunately players are also at risk during sporting events. Flying objects, streaking fans and physical attacks are known to have occurred on the playing field. This activity can be monitored and you can quickly alert security staff directly to the scene before a situation gets out of hand.

Terrorism Prevention – With such large amounts of people sporting events are unfortunately viewed by many as potential targets for terrorism. Video Surveillance can be help to recognize any potential terrorists. The Superbowl, as an example, is known for implementing and using video analytics such as facial recognition monitor crowds for known felons.

Remote ViewingNetwork video recorders allow sporting events to view all their cameras and video streams on the local network and over the internet. Security personnel can monitor live video footage and even control cameras remotely from tablets, phones and any computer with Internet access.

Arena Security Surveillance Risks

 

Privacy Concerns – Public areas on the facility should be the only areas monitored by security cameras. Private areas such as bathrooms are considered highly off limits to video surveillance.

Damage and Vandalism  – Anytime you have cameras installed out in the open in public locations they run the risk sustaining damage from vandalism and tampering, leading to the possibility of lapses in video recording.

Configuring Video Surveillance at Sports Facilities and Fields

 

Wholesale Surveillance CamerasThe sheer volume of  people that attend a sporting event makes monitoring them a daunting task. Adding the large size of most sporting facilities themselves makes a properly installed surveillance network that much more important. We suggest you consider the following factors when preparing to install a CCTV System:

 

  • What is your facilities greatest security risk?

  • Is crowd control a problem your events?

  • What security systems do you have in place currently?

  • Are there major events that you host that typically bring in larger crowds than normal?

  • Is terrorism a valid concern at your facility?

  • Have athletes had issues with fans or crowds, such as confrontations?

  • Have you experienced employee theft in the past?

  • Do you have a parking facility on site?

  • Are your entrances and exits covered by security?

  • Do you have concession stands, bars and restaurants on the facility?

  • Is your security staff understaffed?

  • What key areas of the facility are you most concerned with?

Security Cameras at Sporting Events Setup Advice

  • Cameras should be placed where you can view and monitor all crowds.

  • Remote controlled cameras should be deployed. Cameras with remote-controlled pan, tilt, and zoom capability allow personnel to zoom in and follow suspicious individuals and hone into disturbances so they can be closely watched.

  • All exits and entrances should have cameras installed. This helps to  monitor the all individuals and crowds coming in and out of the facility.

  • Parking lot cameras help to deter crime and theft involving parked vehicles. They also keep visitors safe.

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Surveillance cameras for daycares, preschools and care centers should provide clean, crisp detail in the event that an incident occurs. HD digital cameras allow schools the ability to record and monitor the children in HD video. This high resolution helps daycare owners monitor the classrooms and playgrounds with ease and helps them determine who is present at all times.

Here is a suggestion of products that may be used for day care security.

Here are some things you should consider before installing a daycare camera system.

 

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ip bullet cameraLast year we saw a huge increase in low priced 720p IP cameras. 1MP and 1.3MP IP cameras really became the go to standard for low end IP cameras. Though 720p is no slouch in the resolution department many customers did not upgrade to higher resolution cameras because of the difference in price points between 1 and 2 megapixel cameras, especially when purchasing multiple cameras at one time. As the year has gone on we have seen a sizable shift towards 2 megapixel security cameras becoming more affordable. In many circumstances, these price points are on par with analog CCTV cameras which many did not think would occur so quickly. The difference between analog cameras and megapixel cameras is night day and the main reason for purchasing analog has mostly always been price. Simply put, they have been cheaper and less expensive to buy, technology and quality be damned.

Those days are coming to end and very quickly I might add. 1080p IP cameras are starting to hit the $100-$150 mark and this includes varifocal lenses and ICR built in! A well made CCTV analog camera with a Sony effio-P CCD, varifocal lens and tamper proof housing can set you back anywhere between $80-$170 dollars, depending on the vendor and manufacture. A 2MP camera in todays market with similar varifocal lens and ICR is now within the same price range. To most technicians and dealers this is a no brainer but to the common consumer this still does not seal the deal. The main reason is availability and ease of purchase. CCTV analog cameras still dominate the retail space and are easily available at most large retailers next to the club soda and crackers. With no real comparison to HD in that price point when they are purchasing, most tend to go with whats cheapest and not best.

With HD becoming a household word IP cameras in this space will do relatively well with consumers now that price points are on par with what they are used to seeing. Camera packages and systems offering 1080p at analog prices are already available, its just matter of time before the scale tips towards the masses of IP 1080p. As the tile states 1080P HD IP Security Cameras offer a great value for the price.

 

 

 

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ATM video surveillance in itself is an industry. ATM locations and surrounding areas make ATM machines susceptible to theft and criminal activity if not properly protected. Installing video surveillance, especially newer HD video security cameras can help to protect, document and ensure ATM transactions are safe.

ATM surveillance benefits

Document confrontations and hold ups  – Having security cameras present  will enhance the safety around an ATM machine, this makes it less likely that customers will be approached by potential criminals looking to steal their cards or cash.

Stop ATM skimming – ATM Skimming uses special devices to document and record customer information from their bank cards by reading magnetic stripes on the back of the bank cards. ATM security cameras can monitor and record potential skimming operations and even stop it before it starts.

Hidden camera prevention – Criminals have also turned to using small hidden cameras to try and steal ATM pin numbers. Security cameras installed at the ATM can help detect suspicious activity and monitor the ATM as the criminal tries to install the hidden camera.

Digital storage – HD based security recorders allow the user to store, document and back-up video footage digitally on hard disk drives or even servers. Long term video footage can stored for months or years and be archived while also providing advanced search capabilities.

Investigating Criminal Activity– HD surveillance cameras can provide high detail visual evidence of crimes happening at cash machines. The ability to quickly search through digital video footage for exact time and dates is a smooth and painless process. Since most ATMs are usually left unattended for long periods of time it is important to keep archived video footage which can prove invaluable when a possible incident is reported.

Risks of Security Cameras at Cash Machines

 

Camera Tampering – If a security camera is tampered with or vandalized by a criminal, you could have video loss and not be able to document the incident. 24-hour ATMs should take other safety precautions to help limit the possibilities of tampering and vandalism. Physical security guards and proper lighting help to keep incidents down to a minimum.

ATM surveillance camera configuration

  • When installing ATM security cameras, consider some of the following factors:

  • Does the ATM machine operate 24 hours a day?

  • Is the current ATM machine attached to a bank?

  • Do you currently have security guards that patrol or monitor the area?

  • Is the ATM machine unattended a majority of the time?

  • Consider the location and neighborhood where the ATM is installed. Is the area conducive to crime?

Setup advice for cash machine security camera

 

  • We suggest you install a security camera within the ATM so you may get a crystal clear image with  details of all transactions.

  • Position and install the security camera so you may monitor the surrounding area of the cash machine and get a comprehensive view of possible suspect activity.

  • We suggest you consider using a DVR or NVR that records the actual ATM transactions and syncs the transaction with live video footage. This allows archived footage to be easily sorted out during criminal investigations.

  • Consider using physical contacts or alarm triggers to send alerts to a central station or mobile phone. This will instantly notify someone when a physical break in or vandalism is occurring.

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IT Department

According to the latest reports via Thevarguy Axis claims that surveillance is managed 91% of the time by IT professionals. According to the post ( of course the report is also backed by Axis mind you ),

Axis collaborated with IT market research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) on the recently released 2013 IT and Video Surveillance Market Study, which found that IT professionals increasingly are integral to North American company surveillance. The study found that the number of IT professionals working closely with video surveillance has grown tremendously in the past three years, up from 52 percent in 2011.

Having IT professionals manage IP cameras is nothing new but I would love to know where these numbers actually come from. IT departments are normally seen in mid to high end businesses which would account for a fraction of all surveillance being deployed and installed. Are these numbers based on Fortune 500 companies or a handful of IT professionals they hand picked? According to the 2013 IT Video Study these numbers are based on 150 IT professionals being polled so I guess that answers the question.

 

 

 

 

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restaurant

Restaurants & bars have unique security challenges that they face daily. Employee turnover and the ever changing  changing customer base leaves restaurants and bars with high risk of theft. A well installed bar or restaurant security video system can improve security and safety for employees, customers, as well as  business owners alike.

Bar and Restaurant Security Cameras Benefits

 

Simple Installation – Restaurant & bar video surveillance is quick to install as well as set up. With newer HD technology bar & restaurant owners have an abundance of options to make their install go smoothly.  You have options to use existing cabling to upgrade your current systems to HD-SDI or HD-CVI or go IP HD with IP cameras with traditional networking wiring.

Theft prevention – Preventing theft is what Video surveillance is all about, and a well installed restaurant security camera can help put an end to non paying customers and possible robberies.

Violence & Fights Recorded – We have all experienced the rowdy patron thats had one too many.  Fights are common place in crowded bars, especially when watching sporting events. Bar & restaurant security cameras can prevent violence and fighting, while helping to identify the responsible parties.

Playback of Video – Newer Digital Video Security Systems broadcast video footage over the internet, this allows business owners to view  your restaurant or bar at anytime from anywhere. Having a chain restaurants is not a problem with todays technology. You have the ability to check up on several locations at once without having to be in multiple places at once. Enjoy live video or playback from a PC, mac, tablet or smartphone.

The risks of Tavern and Pub CCTV Systems

Privacy Concerns – Bar & Restaurant security cameras should only be installed in public places such as bars, dining rooms, stock rooms, and kitchen areas. Never install security cameras in bathrooms or employee break rooms.

Camera Vandalism – Anytime you install cameras in public areas they are susceptible to tampering or vandalism, specifically in bars. Having a loss of video or recording due to vandalized or damaged cameras can affect your ability to prosecute or capture a crime or theft.

Power Outages – Power outages and surges can cause severe damage to your security system or even interrupt your video recording. Even though this may rarely occur, there is still a possibility of it happening. We suggest you have other security measures in place should your bar or restaurant security camera system fail.

 

Bar and restaurant video surveillance system considerations

 

Bars & restaurants have different security needs which depend on several different factors. One surveillance system installed in a particular restaurant or bar may not work for another. Here are some things you should consider when when installing your security cameras:

  • Have you experienced any fights or acts of violence at your Bar or restaurant in the past?

  • Have you had customer theft or non paying customers leave your premise?

  • What area is most security risk?

  • What security systems have you installed in the past? Do you currently have in place?

  • Is your location or neighborhood prone to theft or crime?-

  • Are you a restaurant or bar, both?

  • Do you experience higher traffic days due to events or daily specials?

  • Consider your customer demographic.

  • Do you have high foot traffic?Are you constantly busy or do you have “traffic rushes” during lunch, dinner, happy hour, etc?

  • Have you dealt with employee theft (missing cash from register, giving out free food or drinks, stealing food)?

  • Consider your space. Do you currently lease a space from a larger building? Do you have a free-standing building with a parking lot?

    • If you currently lease or rent space from a larger building, consider what possible security systems are offered by the building itself.

  • Do your employees have full viewing access to dining areas or bar from kitchens or serving’ stations?

Restaurant Security Cameras – Setup Advice

 

  • Install bar and restaurant security cameras in common open areas such as dining rooms to help protect customers and prevent theft.

  • Consider that cameras in your kitchen and serving areas will help you monitor and record workplace safety. The cameras can also help keep your facilities up to code with municipal health inspectors.

  • Always install surveillance cameras near exits and entrances in order to get an high detailed images of each and every customer and visitor as they come and go.

  • Also consider installing fixed security cameras near cash registers and office safes so it may help prevent theft.

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Similar to any retail store where money is used, gun shops are an ideal candidate for video security. Considering the that guns are the main product sold its even more important to make sure you have video surveillance. Criminals often try to steal weapons from gun retailers, and having a gun in the wrong hands can be a major problem. To curtail theft, help protect assets and watch employees, security cameras are an essential part of gun shop security.

 

Security Camera Benefits for Gun Dealers

Theft Prevent  – Like any retail environment theft is a huge problem, but the moment you involve guns the problem worsens. The gun shop not  only stands to lose stolen merchandise but,  stolen weapons can easily end up in dangerous hands. Well placed and installed security cameras will help to deter criminals from possibly going through with their crime.

Crime Deterrence – The mix of violent criminals and guns does not bode well, in fact the results can be deadly. Security cameras also protect employees as well customers from possible breakins and customers that start trouble.

Investigating Criminals – Criminal investigations go hand in hand with video surveillance footage. Security cameras that capture detailed images of individuals entering the gun shop will help investigators identify suspects involved in incidents occurring within the gun shop. Video surveillance can also help tie other crimes that may have used guns purchased from the location.

24hr Monitoring – Having an extra set of eyes that do not need sleep helps gun store owners continuously monitor their shops. Even after the gun stores close the video cameras continue to work and document everything

Gun Store Surveillance Risks

Possible Tampering – Criminals are known to try and vandalise cameras. If the cameras are interfered with or lose their signal the gun shop may be vulnerable to acts of theft. We suggest that you also have another security measure in place to supplement the cameras, such as a burglar alarm.

Gun Shop Security Cameras Configuration

Here are some important factors to consider when installing a gun shop surveillance solution:

  • Do your gun store currently have an alarm system?

  • Are shoplifting and theft common in your store?

  • Is the gun shop vulnerable during night time hours?

  • Has violence occurred in or around your gun shop?

  • How is the neighborhood where your store is located? Is it a high-crime area?

  • How big is your shop? How is the layout of the store? How many security cameras will be required?

Security Camera Gun Dealer Installation Advice

  • Install security cameras at all entrances so you may provide a clear view of anyone entering the gun shop.

  • Add cameras to areas where you have cash registers so you may monitor all activity involving money exchanges and possible incidents between your customers or intruders and employees. Surveillance Cameras at cash registers also perform double duty and may provide a detailed identifiable image of all customers purchasing or possibly causing disruptions at your counter.

  • Loading areas, stock rooms and restricted storage areas should also have video surveillance to ensure only your authorized workers handle your firearms.

  • Consider  the size of your gun shop, just  how many security cameras will be needed to provide a comprehensive surveillance solution to all the areas of concern.

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Security Video surveillance has become necessary for pawn shops. The possibility of crime always exists when possessions and money are exchanged. Security cameras help to protect employees, the pawn shop, and its customers from acts of crime and violence as well as deterring theft.

Pawn Shop Security Cameras Benefits:

 

Theft Deterrence – When your security cameras are visible they help to  stop robberies even before they occur by deterring criminals from actually going through with the crime. The fact that a thief may be caught on recorded video by surveillance cameras can make a robbers think twice.

Break-Ins Prevention – Security Camera Systems can provide 24hr continuous video monitoring of your Pawn Shop which includes both indoors and outdoors. This can help protect your shop from break-ins during and after normal business hours.

Employee Protection – Employees can feel safe knowing that security cameras will monitor activity for acts of violence, crime,theft, and other behavior.

Visual Evidence – The main purpose of having security video surveillance is to offer visual evidence in the event a crime occurs. Giving local authorities the ability to prosecute or find criminals is a huge factor that must be considered.

Employee Behavior Monitoring – Video surveillance cameras monitor your shops transactions and activities to make sure your employees are providing the utmost customer service and are not involved in employee theft.

Pawn Shop Video Surveillance Configuration

When deploying a pawn shop video security  installation, here are some things to consider :

Have you had any violent crimes in or around your pawn shop?

  • What is your is neighborhood like? Is there high-crime in the area?

  • Have your shop been robbed in the past?

  • Are you concerned with employee theft?

  • Do you currently have an  alarm system?

  • What security measures do you currently have now?

  • How many security cameras will you need to effectively monitor the pawn shop?

  • Do you selling high-ticket items such as electronics and jewelry?

  • Is the neighborhood safe after hours?

Advice on Installation

  • Install security cameras so they monitor store entrances as well as exits so you may capture images of anyone entering or leaving the pawn shop.

  • Cover the register area to monitor all pawn shop transactions. This will also help you closely monitor interactions between employees and customers.

  • Ceiling-mounted security dome cameras can help provide a nice overall view of the shop.

  • Consider installing exterior cameras to help deter break-ins.

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