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A New Look at Video Surveillance

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on May 3, 2007

Peace of mind can be elusive in today’s business environment. Whether you own a convenience store, a software company, or a restaurant, odds are good that you have considered installing a video surveillance system at one time or another to help make that objective a reality.

Video surveillance has several practical uses, such as keeping an eye on the cash register, making sure employees are staying on task, watching for deliveries, and monitoring customer interactions.

On a grander scale, video surveillance can help with:
• Avoiding frivolous lawsuits
• Ensuring customer and employee safety
• Preventing employee and outsider theft
• Evaluating customer service
• Providing insurance benefits
• Checking in while away

The high cost and complexity of traditional security systems is a common stumbling block, but recent advances in IP (Internet Protocol) digital video security systems have lowered the cost and tremendously raised the user-friendliness of video surveillance.

Evan Tree
Salt Lake City

Reader Comments

Reyna Lippincott

May 9, 2007 12:54 PM

There's so many systems available - how would we know which brands or models are rated the best? I recently bought a system and it broke within 2 years. It's actually cheaper to purchase another system than to repair the old.

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