Showing posts with label camera system. Show all posts
Showing posts with label camera system. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What Does Video Surveillance and Crime Prevention Have in Common?

The presence of cameras in a commercial facility is often enough to stop a would-be criminal from acting. And yet, there will always be those cases where a determined criminal will still commit a criminal act.

The fact is, most crimes that take place are based on 1) opportunity, and 2) the likelihood that the criminal won’t get caught. Cameras increase the chance of the latter.

Put yourself in the shoes of a criminal approaching a convenient store. Your intent is to shoplift liquor from one of the coolers. When you arrive and enter the store, the first thing you notice is the video monitor hanging behind the counter with your picture on it. In most cases, this is where the plan ends. What do you do then? You leave the store after buying a stick of gum in search for another store where there is no visible sign of a video surveillance system.

Okay, you find another one down the street where there is no monitor behind the counter. Approaching the liquor shelves you look around for any visible sign of cameras, but suddenly you spot this little round funny looking thing with a very dark glass dome on it (see photo #1, right, click on the image to enlarge).

Could it be a fire heat detector or is it a camera? If you’re determined to steal a bottle of your favorite Vodka, you’ll

probably throw caution to the wind and place it in the inner pocket of the coat you’re wearing. However, if you’re really smart, you’ll have taken time on the Internet to explore what the various cameras in use look like. In this case you would have known that the domed device you saw was a camera, in which case you would NOT have taken the bottle in the first place.

There are many kinds of cameras on the market to choose from. ESC handles a wide variety of surveillance cameras for all kinds of applications. No matter what the facility may be, there’s a camera that will accommodate it. The cameras pictured on the left are commonly found in commercial and residential settings (click on the image to enlarge it).

The following video also offers ideas and thoughts on crime prevention in residential applications. It offers some great ideas on how to prevent crime.

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Part II:

In closing, if you have a need for one or more cameras, ESC can design the video surveillance system you want. We offer the finest cameras for the money as well as a quality installation to go with it. In addition, our after-sale service is next to none, so give us a chance to prove it! Call us today! Dial 614-754-1393 or use our Quick Response form on the right top side of your monitor (scroll up).

Remember, we offer tomorrow's technology today!

John Larkin, ESC Senior Partner

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Monday, April 13, 2015

How to Deter Robberies in a Convenient Store Setting

What is the best way to protect my convenient store during hours from robbery?

There are all kinds of ways to discourage robberies in your convenient store. Probably one of the most significant ways to accomplish this is to install cameras in your store. They should be quite visible to the assailant with a means of recording that is hidden and locked up. There also are services where video is sent to a video storage service over the Internet. This assures that if the robbers take your digital video recorder (DVR), they can still be caught on film, so to speak.

One camera should be facing the door through which the perpetrator(s) enter the store. Another camera should be set watching the count as well as the person on the other side. If money allows, a third camera should be positioned looking at the behind-counter view just in case the assailant enters that area from the side.

Camera placement of a fourth camera might include the isle in which you stock high-risk items. This camera is optional of course. Also where beer and liquor is made available to customers, just in case someone might try to hide one under his/her coat.

Another means of visible deterrence is to place a small monitor where the assailants can see themselves on it. This is a very powerful deterrence because they know their actions are being recorded.

In closing, although we’d like to say that total deterrence is possible, it goes without saying that there are some criminals who will commit a robbery no matter what you or your alarm company will do. By having a quality, well-maintained video surveillance system, the robbery will be documented as well as the assailant(s) involved.

Electronic Systems Consultants LLC of Columbus, Louisville, and Cleveland is ready and able to assist you in deterring would-be criminals from committing a robbery in your store. Give us a call and allow us the opportunity to provide you with valuable advice as well as a competitive quote for security and the cameras you need. There is no cost for consultation as this is what we do each and every day.

Call me, John Larkin, at 614-754-1393, or send an email to ElectronicSecurityConsultants@gmail.com.

John Larkin, Senior Partner

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