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Surveillance, Audio and the Law

Questions regarding audio monitoring and recording and the law are one of the most frequent inquiries we receive from our customers. Under U.S. law, audio monitoring is legal as long as there is no expectation of privacy amongst those being monitored. State laws are very similar. International laws vary greatly in terms of permitted applications of audio. We work […]

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How Focused is Your Camera’s Vision?

Lately there have been a couple of crimes in Rochester caught on videotape, including a murder at Motel 6 and another at the Stars and Stripes store on South Avenue? What do you recall most from the videotapes of the crime scenes that ran on the evening news and online? Was it that you couldn’t […]

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The Hidden ROI of Surveillance in Business

There are many hidden benefits having a good surveillance system where you work—not just the obvious. Rather, there can be a significant ROI associated with a state-of-the-art camera system in protecting people, property, plant and equipment. Security ROI is complex and, at times, hard to quantify. The payoff from systems designed to protect a retail […]

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Can I Record Audio In My Business?

I am frequently asked if audio can be recorded in a surveillance system in various situations such as a retail store, church, school classroom, work office, in common areas in a residential building and in a home. Usually the answer is a flat NO, and the reason is that even if one party to the […]

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Don’t Let Your Surveillance System Be The Bad Guy

Security camera systems are found in most businesses these days. Most of these camera systems are connected to the Internet driven in great part by customer demand for remote video access. The systems range from cloud-managed surveillance systems to traditional standalone DVRs and NVRs that are all connected to the internet by way of the […]

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Top 5 Locations for Your Home Security Cameras

As an integrated part of your home security system, affordable video surveillance cameras offer you another line of defense against crime. Security cameras let you to monitor the interior and outside of your home all in real-time, day or night. You can access the live video feed from any computer in your home and on […]

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How to upgrade your surveillance without losing your shirt

Until recently upgrading a surveillance system meant ripping out the entire system, cables, recorder and all and spending thousands to upgrade. This often was a roadblock for the customer and most people stayed with the analog cameras and a fuzzy image because that is all they could afford. Recent security camera advances has moved analog […]

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When Will a Surveillance System Land You in Prison?

Video surveillance systems are an excellent tool for home business and at home. A camera system can record criminal activity from burglary, robbery, vandalism and theft. In a business environment a system can be used to monitor employee performance and customer traffic. The benefits and uses are many. Many homeowners and business owners alike often […]

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Hidden Smoke Detector Cameras Can Get You in Hot Water

We have all seen them. Smoke detectors..or cameras that look like smoke detectors. How can you tell the difference? Many times you cannot. Many of these cameras are just that – cameras and are really non-functional smoke detectors. But did you know as a business owner using these hidden cameras can get you in a […]

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Companies Spend More on Coffee Than Protecting Their Business

The United States is experiencing one of the most challenging and lengthy recessions on record. At a time when many of us fear with our wallets, we now have reason to fear for our safety as well. According to a USA Today article (January 27, 2009) “Police report crime spikes related to economy,” a comprehensive […]

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