August 17, 2018
CCTV

CCTV Protects from Personal Injury Fraud

We’ve seen it happen before where a Chicago business’s customer slips, falls, and injures themselves. Workers, managers, and owners feel terrible. What could they have done differently. Sometimes these cases are very real. Businesses hate to think they’ve made a mistake or that a trusted employee made an oversight, yet sometimes it happens. Other times, […]
July 13, 2018
CCTV Installation

Problems with Amateur CCTV Installation

CCTV installation for business should be done by a professional. There’s a lot you can do with an amateur set-up, but it’s not enough for business-level security. You can end up with dropped or blurry footage. Features might fail to work. You can create a pile-up of technical headaches that make your set-up twice as […]
July 11, 2018
Field of View for CCTV

What is Field of View for CCTV Mean?

Field of view for CCTV cameras references the range of vision you’ll have on the camera. It’s very important when selecting a CCTV camera. Field of view for CCTV cameras impacts how much of an area you can see, and in how much detail. What is Field of View? Think of it this way. Place […]
July 9, 2018
CCTV Cameras

How to Avoid Damage to CCTV Cameras

Damage to CCTV cameras is rare, but can happen for a few different reasons. Before anything else, realize that any damage should be addressed immediately. The longer you let the damage go, the longer you risk a blind spot in your CCTV coverage. Initial damage may also be easy to address. It may only require […]
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 […]