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Who Actually Uses CCTV Cameras and Why You Should Have One

Updated on September 26, 2016

During the time when CCTV cameras seem too expensive, crime fighters and banks are the only users of such device. Nowadays, technology companies have already developed cheaper cameras which are very affordable and can still produce quality captures that can also be used by other establishments even private homes.

This type of grocery store will definitely install a CCTV to monitor its guests because all the products can be easily grabbed and hidden.
This type of grocery store will definitely install a CCTV to monitor its guests because all the products can be easily grabbed and hidden.

Stores and Groceries

Retail stores and groceries are one of the many fans of CCTV or security camera. They install cameras inside and outside the store in various locations to monitor the activities of buyers as they are prone to theft or shop lifting. This benefits not only the owner of the store because sometimes if not most of the time, their captures can also be used by other peace and order keeping agencies to check or investigate a crime. Like seen in movies, fugitives can run and hide from the police but they can’t hide from surveillance cameras. Stores usually install one or two CCTVs outside fronting the streets or highways capturing every person and vehicle that passes. Aside from the capture of a criminal, these cameras are also helpful during vehicular accidents where it can capture the whole duration and is the only evidence that will not lie in identifying who is at fault.

You may have a security guard for your office but what if the criminal comes in when he is inattentive like this guy on the photo.
You may have a security guard for your office but what if the criminal comes in when he is inattentive like this guy on the photo.

Banks and other Offices

Banks secure money and other valuables and when we talk about these things, we also think how much life has already been sacrificed too because of it. With the great sum of money and valuables being kept in these establishments, everything should be secured properly. Bank robbers do not only rob, they can kill too. That is why security guards and other employees of the bank should be at all times alert. The function of a security camera now comes in. Most banks now install as many security cameras as they can to secure all areas of their premise outside and inside.

Aside from monitoring robbers of thefts, these cameras are also used to monitor the office’ or bank’s employees and clients. In other offices, there are specific personnel whose function is to watch the CCTV monitors to check for current activities and to alarm other personnel for immediate response should there be anything wrong that happens.

Crime fighters can monitor hot spots and public places by installing IP cameras which can be operated remotely.
Crime fighters can monitor hot spots and public places by installing IP cameras which can be operated remotely.

Crime Fighters

As mentioned above, CCTV cameras are generally used for security purposes. Crime fighters are the main benefactors of these devices so they prefer to upgrade their systems to whatever the latest technology has to offer. They can risk the biggest part of their budget just to equip their office with the latest trends like the IP camera or wireless security camera. They distribute their IP cameras to hot spots with their goal to lessen or to prevent crime situations. Some of these kinds of cameras can be operated remotely and have the feature to be panned, zoomed and tilted. One example of this is the Foscam R2B which stores, offices and homes can also acquire because it is budget wise. It can be monitored on your computer or on your mobile devices.

5 stars for Foscam R2B

Schools, Churches, Homes and other Establishments

After talking about fugitives, we now talk about the security of the other major establishments found in our communities. Schools, churches and homes can also install their own security cameras may it be a wireless security camera or not. This is especially helpful if we want to monitor and ensure that our school or our churches are free of unnecessary activities by students or churchgoers. Children nowadays like to get into fights and to be fair with both sides we should have the most concrete proof of who is at fault and who is not. Though, everyone is imposing honesty to them, some children would rather lie just to put the blame on their opponent. Likewise inside the church, it was designed for us to commune with God and not to do other activities that will disturb our worship time. Same as mentioned above, the security camera will also secure the establishment and the people from criminal activities.

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