A security device is a good investment, but it can do only so much. We offer excellent security devices, and we want you to get the most from your purchase. The following tips will help. We sell some security devices to consumers, so first some tips for those customers. Then some tips for our corporate customers.
Home security. You may have heard the expression, "When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away." Cameras and other detection devices are great, but what's the execution plan? Don't think "detect and report," think "detect and protect." The most effective home protection device is a shotgun. Typically, it doesn't need to be fired to have the desired effect. But this isn't the only protection measure. You can also have an escape and assembly plan, a safe room, or some other measure. Yes, install those detection devices. But don't think that simply knowing your perimeter is breached makes you safe.
A hidden camera can be a great asset, especially if you use it properly. Here's some free information to help you do just that.
Don't announce you've installed a hidden camera. This may sound obvious, but it's a rule many people break.
Keep the existence of the camera on a "need to know" basis. The fewer people who know, the better.
If installing a camera in a bathroom or other normally private location (due to drug use, vandalism, etc.), consult an attorney about privacy violation issues first.
Take a cue from Realtors. Location, location, location. It's critical you install the camera where it can be concealed, but also where its viewing field won't be inadvertently blocked by people standing in front of it. It also needs to be fairly accessible for such things as retreiving the flashdrive, recharging the battery, cleaning the lens, etc.
Run a test once you've installed it. You may need to adjust angle, ambient lighting, height, focus, etc., to get the kind of footage you want.
Develop a schedule for accessing it without revealing that it's there. Obviously, pulling the flashdrive out of the breakroom monitoring camera during lunchtime isn't going to work.