Each time I think about all those criminal offenses ever caught on tape I feel relieved that I had installed a monitoring camera inside our convenience store. About 5 years before it was only a little store beside Lake Erie. Now this is a little bit bigger having a lot more workers operating it 24/7.
During the early years I had my very own share of shoplifters and also thieving clerks even armed robbers demanding cash at gunpoint. There were instances when I could not do anything regarding it until I set up a covert camera right at the payment counter.
Ever since then I have never had a problem with any of my clerks. The number of robberies maybe daunted by the fact that their faces is going to be recorded on video likewise dwindled to zero.
It is a relief to be able to keep an eye on your company even if you arent around and also be able to obtain proof in case something unpleasant did occur.
Now that my store has expanded though I need a couple of surveillance camera preferably one I should not have to link to a PC since this is so prone to viruses. I need the PC for other activities anyway such as inventory as well as accounting.
About half a year previously I put in place a surveillance camera system utilizing a 4 channel embedded DVR. With that I do not need to install any other software. The recording system is included in the hard drive. It can save as much as 500GB of video. It even has motion detection recording to save space and also remote access.
What is great about this kind of piece of equipment is that it works with iPhone Blackberry and also Android mobile phones! I will literally check out my store anytime wherever. This is compatible with the Mac OS for remote viewing also.
I hooked up the surveillance camera at the rear of the counter installed two more within the selling area and one outside overlooking the front door. Now I have no more problems with shoplifters. I just inform them they have been caught on tape and this is the end.