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A Video Surveillance System Can Protect Your Home and Business     

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 75% of all crime in the states is property crime. In 2003, there were 14 million thefts of property, and of these, 83% were home and business burglaries. In the United States, the FBI has calculated that a burglary occurs every 8 seconds and that three out of four homes will be burglarized within the next 20 years. There's no reason to wait until it happens to you. While it might not make the evening news, when your home or business is burgled, safeguarding it becomes the most important issue in the world.

Originally developed to provide the ultimate in security for banks, and traditionally used by security intensive operations like casinos and airports, today closed-circuit television (directly connecting video to a recording or viewing source without being broadcast) and video surveillance systems are now inexpensive and simple enough to be used at home. Now that this powerful technology is within the reach of the average consumer, it makes an effective part of any home security system, as well as a small business' everyday video surveillance.

Advances in Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) technology are turning video surveillance equipment into the most valuable loss prevention, safety/security tool available today for both commercial and residential applications. In fact, in the last 5 years alone, spending on surveillance equipment has nearly doubled and is expected to grow from $9.2 billion to $21 billion by 2010.

The use of surveillance camera systems can alert you before threatening situations worsen, as well as provide you with an important record of events. Monitoring your store or business can be invaluable, in identifying and apprehending thieves and vandals. The prevention or resolution of just one crime would be enough to pay for video surveillance system equipment many times over.

Retailers use CCTV video surveillance systems to monitor for shoplifters and dishonest employees, compile recorded evidence against bogus accident claims and monitor merchandising displays in the stores.  Manufacturers, governments, hospitals and universities use video surveillance equipment to identify visitors and employees, monitor hazardous work areas, thwart theft and ensure the security of their premises and parking facilities.

In addition, if you have infants or young children at home, infrared cameras built into wireless baby monitors will help you keep a vigilant eye on them while you're in another part of your home, night and day. And while you're away from home, nanny cam video surveillance equipment, wireless hidden cameras and security DVR's can provide you with the peace of mind that your baby sitters are taking good care of your precious little ones.

As you'll learn by reading through our site,  business surveillance systems, home security cameras and hidden cameras can vary in appearance and function. But most all video surveillance camera systems are primarily meant to deter, or detect illegal activity, as well as serve to ensure the physical safety of loved ones. Some popular applications for home or office surveillance systems are:

Store/Business Surveillance - Theft Prevention/Curtailment

Door Entrance Monitoring/Video Intercoms  

Recording Home Parties

Baby/Child Monitoring

Looking in on Baby Sitter

Monitoring Backyard Pool

Keeping Watch Over a Bedridden Loved One

Observing Unsupervised Repairmen

Catching Vandals Destroying Property

Lawsuit Prevention Against "Slip and Fall" Scam Artists

Keeping an Eye on Pets

Reduce Employee Turnover by Providing a Safe Environment

Reduce Shrinkage and Employee Theft

Enhance Physical Security Effectiveness

Reduce Liability Insurance

Cash Register Surveillance

Throughout our site you'll notice that we have a variety of products including:  home security cameras, digital video recorders,  time lapse vcrs, camera baby monitors, wireless surveillance