Anyone who owns a business knows the internal and external threats to the business are plentiful.

As a former restaurateur I used to tell folks that the only people that would steal from you were customers, employees and suppliers. Everyone else was honest. More true than you might think.

Given the opportunity most people will steal from a business. They see a business as a never ending source of resources from supplies to cash. So as a business owner what do you do? Take away those opportunities as much as you can and watch the rest with security or surveillance cameras.

Businesses need to worry about internal threats from employees and external threats from customers or anyone else out side the business. Both of these threats to security can do severe damage to a business and its’ physical location.

There are many security measures businesses use to try to keep what is theirs’ theirs. Inventory, time sheets, background checks, security tags on inventory, barcode’s etc. they all work and all do their job. Perhaps the most common security measure these days is the security camera.

The most common type of security camera is the dome camera, the so called “eye in the sky.” You see them literally everywhere. They are usually ceiling mounted with dark glass.

A more sophisticated version of the dome camera is a PTZ high speed dome camera that can be used indoors or outdoors. On a recent trip to Berlin the U.S. Embassy there had high speed PTZ cameras all along its fenced and building perimeters. Guess those cameras are good enough for them.

These are the perfect tools for monitoring buildings, parking lots, streets and huge areas of a store for example. Casinos and banks use them to watch what is going on at different locations because of the flexibility they afford.

The next most common type of security camera is a bullet camera surveillance system. It takes all the guesswork out of what hardware and software you need-just hook it up and you are good to go. A camera for your business security is one way to protect your assets. When are you getting one?

Jack Krohn owns ‘Security Solutions’ and has written over 400 articles on self defense and home security.

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