Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Small Business Security is Key

Small Business Security CamerasSmall business owners have a lot of things they need to worry about, especially in today's economy. Anybody who has ever tried to run a small business knows that creating a profitable business is hard and can even be fairly expensive. Because of the woes pressed on many small business owners, why should they become the victim of theft or even feel the need to worry about it?

It has been noted that property crimes have been declining recently but 1 out of every 8 small businesses falls victim to theft or burglary. Small businesses face and even greater threat to their safety due to the fact that they are more likely to be a target. Many thieves target small businesses as opposed to larger ones because they perceive small businesses to be easier to rip off.

Businesses, big and small, already do a lot to prevent internal theft with background conviction checks, past employment verification and employee education but to get a true sense of complete security the only way to go seems to be a security camera system. Security cameras have proven to be a strong deterrent to criminal activity surrounding businesses where they are set, both with internal and external crimes.

Most people think twice about committing a crime when a visible security camera is noticed. The fact that there could be concrete, physical evidence of their crime is something most criminals do not think twice about messing with. Employees are also less likely to commit employee theft or vandalism if they perceive that they will be caught.

However, even though a lot of criminals will pass your business up if it has security cameras installed, there are the bold ones out there who could care less about your security camera system and will rob you blind without a second thought, security camera system or not. The positive side to this is that if a criminal is dumb enough to commit a crime in view of a fully functional security camera system it makes it a whole lot easier to identify the person and even makes it easier to recover your stolen property.

The best thing about a small business security camera system is that they come in a wide range of styles, models, packages and prices. Small business owners can get a very basic security camera system installed for $1,000. But if you want top notch equipment then you can get that too, for a higher price mind you. An average security camera system will run you anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 and can be a CCTV or IP Security Camera System allowing you to view your security camera feed anywhere you have internet access.

Bullet Security Cameras and Dome Security Cameras, two of the most popular types, can start as low as $80 for a black and white camera and $150 for a full color camera. Lenses come in a variety of different sizes ranging from 2.5mm to 500mm and most lenses can be changed at will with little or no problem whatsoever. For people who need to cover varying angles but don't want or need multiple cameras, a PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera is perfect as it allows users to remotely move the camera to view any and all viewing angles.

Protection is key for any business owner, especially small business owners who may be having to be careful financial as it is. The last thing they need to worry about is trying to replace expensive equipment that has been stolen. Improve your business security now before it is too late by getting a security camera system that has the potential to deter and even catch criminals that are trying to rip you off.

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