December 18, 2017

How to Deal with CCTV Camera Vandalism

CCTV cameras in Chicago can be vandalized in a number of ways. This allows criminals to destroy the camera or reduce its effectiveness in a way that lets them continue their crime without visual evidence. It’s a step many burglars employ, but sometimes vandals will do it just to be destructive and cost your business […]
December 12, 2017

Don’t Rely on Dummy Cameras

Some business owners may not think that a CCTV system is worth it. They use fake dummy cameras instead when securing their business. Alternately, they may install one or two real cameras along with four or five fake ones. This is a bad idea that can get you into some trouble. Deterrent or Distraction? The […]
December 10, 2017

The Difference Between Thermal Imaging and Active IR

When we talk security cameras in Chicago, night vision almost always comes up. In the Fall and Winter, we get some long nights. When it’s not freezing, that leaves ample opportunity for burglars to operate at night. One of the most talked about needs is being able to see at night, but not just this. […]
December 9, 2017

How Does an IR Security Camera Work?

An IR security camera is a security camera that can see in a band of light called infrared. Infrared is invisible to us, but there are some predators and pests that can sense it. Various kinds of snakes in particular can use it to hunt at night. If you ever wonder why mosquitoes can track […]
November 30, 2017

Benefits of Security Cameras Go Beyond Security

A CCTV system is useful for providing security and watching over your business when you can’t. This is its primary use – as a way to protect your business even when you’re not present. There are other benefits to a CCTV security system beside this, though.   Reduce Insurance Rates Most insurance providers for your […]
November 29, 2017

Where to Place Exterior Security Cameras for Your Business

Security cameras should be placed to cover every point of entry. That much seems obvious, but placement goes beyond this. It even addresses types of security cameras.   Basic Coverage Place security cameras on a CCTV system at each entrance. Forced entry through a door still accounts for more break-ins than any other type of […]
November 21, 2017

Questions to Ask Your CCTV Installer

Choosing a CCTV system means selecting from a number of different options. There are so many options because every location has different needs and every camera installation is capturing footage of a unique angle. Here are some crucial CCTV questions to ask your installer:   Do you recommend IP or analog cameras? Analog systems use […]
October 31, 2017
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Different Types of CCTV Cameras

There are different types of CCTV cameras that are all useful for certain environments. Some have housing that helps keep them subtle and clean, while others are practical yet visually obvious. There are advantages to each depending on where you need to place them and what you need them to do. Here are the four […]
October 30, 2017
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How to Choose Cameras for Your Security System

There are a number of factors that go into choosing the right cameras for a CCTV security system. What kind of camera do you need, where will it go, what kind of coverage do you need? There are answers to all of these, and those answers will vary by business and location. What do you […]