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Video Surveillance – Don't Get Robbed Blind

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Video surveillance technology continues to improve as the need for video surveillance rises each day. A good video surveillance system provides its owner many advantages that are critical in ensuring safety and security. Video surveillance systems have drastically different levels of quality and capability that determine the system’s forensic effectiveness when recorded video is needed for evidence or situational review. With such a wide variety of systems and associated prices, there are video surveillance systems available that can meet almost everyone’s expectations and needs. However, there are many people “Getting Robbed Blind” every day due to either having a poor quality video surveillance system or not having one at all.

Video surveillance systems are proven to decrease threats to the facilities that have them. In most situations, criminals focus on weak targets. The definition of a weak target varies with the intent of the attack, crime, or other malicious action. However, it always relates to a higher chance that an individual doing something wrong will succeed and not get caught. A good quality video surveillance system will always be an obstacle for anyone who is up to no good.

High quality video surveillance systems serve many purposes. They are very effective deterrents. Elite systems, like those offered by Orion Security Solutions, also detect when people enter unauthorized areas via motion detection technology and are capable of sending instant emails with screenshots for real time verification. These high quality video surveillance systems have the ability to watermark every recorded, digital image so that the video is court admissible in the event it is entered as evidence. High quality video surveillance systems also greatly reduce the legal fees associated with frivolous law suits by providing high resolution images of actual events associated with false allegations. These are just a few of the many benefits of deploying high quality video surveillance systems in your respective facilities.

There are many different video surveillance system qualities that have different capabilities and features. While it is true that you generally get what you pay for since you can always buy worse for less, I suggest seeking a company that offers various solutions to meet different price points and performance requirements. Companies like Orion Security Solutions have expertise working with clients of various industries and provide invaluable insight to which technologies will best suit each customer’s needs. Without expert assistance, it can be an extremely difficult task to wade through the sea of video surveillance system options and get lucky enough to select the best solution for your situation.

Video surveillance system technology has changed drastically over the last decade. Many improvements have been made regarding quality, resolution, flexibility, and reliability. Video feeds are now accessible from laptop or desktop computers, remote monitors, smart phones, and other similar devices. High quality video surveillance systems provide a critical layer of security that keeps people, assets, and infrastructure safe, provides concrete evidence of past events, and “Prevents You from Getting Robbed Blind”.

Don’t miss next Wednesday’s edition of The O as we explore other facets of technical security.

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Sean Crain is founder and CEO of Orion Security Solutions (OSS). Prior to starting OSS, Sean spent over eight years with the U.S. Department of State as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Officer working in nearly 40 countries on 6 continents around the world including Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Switzerland, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Austria, Germany, Poland, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Brazil, Peru, and Columbia.

He received advanced training in the techniques and methodologies of counter intelligence and anti-terrorism in order to carry out responsibilities which included designing, installing, and maintaining state-of-the-art security solutions to protect national security information, U.S Embassies and other sensitive U.S. facilities, and diplomatic personnel, including U.S. Presidents and Secretaries of State. Sean was also called upon to design and implement security protocols and systems which included video surveillance, intruder detection, access controls, locks, perimeter security, and assessments. He also played an integral role in writing the U.S. Department of State security policies for post communications centers, controlled access areas, and building management systems in U.S. Embassies, U.S. Consulates, and inter-agency facilities worldwide.