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Here’s How CCTV Cameras Help Prevent Burglaries

Here’s How CCTV Cameras Help Prevent Burglaries

In the 1980s, there was a popular song called “Somebody’s Watching Me,” by Rockwell, with backing vocals from Michael Jackson. The chorus went, “I always feel like somebody’s watching me, and I have no privacy.” Well, since then, and especially in today’s world, isn’t that true? There are cameras seemingly everywhere!

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Why Businesses Should Use CCTV Cameras

What is one of the main reasons businesses use cameras? They want to deter crime, and the cameras help with that. When people know they’re being watched, they’re less likely to rob or vandalize a place. This is known as the Hawthorne effect, where people behave differently and tend to be more compliant when they’re being watched. 

Think of it like this… you’re a kid and if no one is around, you can steal a cookie out of the cookie jar and you can probably get away with it. But if Mom is watching, you can’t, right? Well, today’s camera systems are like a mom or dad or cop watching over places, making sure people aren’t doing anything wrong or unacceptable. 

Businesses today utilize CCTV, which stands for “closed-circuit television.” This is also known as video surveillance. It’s the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place on a limited set of monitors. For instance, a business in Bedford Hills, NY, could have a CCTV system in place that transmits what’s going on there, and someone in New Milford, CT, could be monitoring the videos, sitting in a room of monitors. If something bad or unusual happens, they can alert authorities. Obviously, this helps prevent burglaries and other bad things from happening. 

If you were a burglar, would you prefer to smash a window and grab something from a store that had no cameras or one with cameras. You’d choose the one without any cameras watching you! If cameras are recording and monitoring an area, that tells the would-be burglar to steer clear, since they don’t want to get caught. And, if someone is brazen enough to commit a crime on camera, well then… that footage is evidence that can be used to properly punish the perpetrators. 

Do you own a business and you don’t yet have CCTV on the premises? If so, NYCONN Security Systems can help set you up with CCTV that will help protect your business from burglars. Please call 800-783-5004 for more information.

What Are the Advantages of Wireless Security Systems?

What Are the Advantages of Wireless Security Systems?

Technology has been advancing for years now. In the past, security systems were connected by wires, and some still are… but wireless security systems are here, and they’re popular. What are some of the advantages of utilizing wireless security systems? Efficiency If you’re looking for a security system that’s more secure, easier to install, andContinue Reading

Here’s When Companies Should Invest in Video Surveillance

Here’s When Companies Should Invest in Video Surveillance

NYCONN Security Systems (800-783-5004) advises businesses and companies to invest in video surveillance. Having video records of what goes on all day and all night “at work” can prove to be invaluable in many ways. What are some reasons a company should invest in video surveillance? When You Want to Easily Resolve Disputes If there’sContinue Reading

Why Your Company Should Invest in Video Surveillance

Why Your Company Should Invest in Video Surveillance

NYCONN Security Systems (800-783-5004) advises businesses and companies to invest in video surveillance. Having video records of what goes on all day and all night “at work” can prove to be invaluable in many ways. What are some reasons a company should invest in video surveillance? Caught in the Act If there’s harassment and/or violenceContinue Reading

The Benefits of a Wireless Security System

The Benefits of a Wireless Security System

Technology has been advancing for years now. In the past, security systems were connected by wires, and some still are… but wireless security systems are here, and they’re popular. What are some of the advantages of utilizing wireless security systems? If you’re looking for a security system that’s more secure, easier to install, and flexible,Continue Reading

Home Security Myths to Ignore

Home Security Myths to Ignore

You want to keep your home secure. What are some home security myths? Unreliable Some people assume home security systems are unreliable. Maybe the older ones were, but today’s systems aren’t. In the old days someone could “cut a telephone line” or “disconnect the power supply.” Today’s systems guard against those things, oftentimes with multipleContinue Reading

Business Security Tips for the Holidays

Business Security Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is a good time to review security policies and procedures with employees at your business. After all, a “refresher course” helps remind employees what’s expected of them, what’s not expected of them, and who to call should things get out of hand. Rules for Guests The holiday season can get busy, withContinue Reading