Spy Cameras and Protecting Your SMB

With crime on the rise, technology has lead us to an environment where the price of covert cameras has drastically decreased over the past few years. Although many of these camera devices have dropped in price over the years, the spy camera alone is one of the most popular.  Once only dreamed about in movies like James Bond, spy cameras are now a reality and they’ve become extremely affordable.

The spy cameras of today are included with pin cameras, pens, and even cameras that are hidden in a pair of sunglasses. Most kits cost a few hundred bucks and will come with sensors and remote Internet access – complete with alarms. This way, you’ll have the chance to hook up your building-wide cameras to your main cable system and watch the spy camera from any screen in your network. To watch the video though, you’ll need to have your television set to a specific channel. In addition, there are services that will allow you to watch them from afar over  your personal smartphone.

Along with spy cameras there is also a variety of other devices that you can use to protect your business as well as you and your staff. Some of them include motion sensors, alarms, trip wires, spy cameras, surveillance cameras, fingerprint locks, digital locks, and many more.  Almost everything is available at an affordable price, including a professional installation conducted by a seasoned, well respected company like ESC. Of course, the bigger the facility, the bigger the price tag.

If you aren’t familiar with the way spy cameras and other spy related security works, it may be in your best interest to hire an ESC professional to assist you in engineering and installing it for you. An ESC professional will show you how to work the equipment and answer any questions you may have. Spy cameras and equipment can be tricky – especially if you have no experience with home security.

The following video will give you some ideas on what kinds of spy cameras are out there. ESC does not endorse any particular brand and we have not verified the quality and capabilities of these cameras. This video is provided only as a courtesy: –Al Colombo, ESC

The pin and sunglasses spy cameras are among the most popular. They, too, require professional installation, as they must be wirelessly connected and programmed into your regular CCTV system. The spy-type sunglasses can be great to use at home or anywhere else you travel within distance, as the camera is completely undetectable to those who are standing within your field of vision.

For protection around the office, your home, or anywhere else you travel, a spy camera can be a great investment.  These cameras are becoming more and more popular due to a general drop in price as well as advances in optics and digital technology. Although they were very expensive when they were first introduced, all that has changed. You can get a spy camera now for just a few hundreds bucks – making it a wise investment–one you won’t want to leave home without.

About the Author: Al Colombo, ESC’s Social Media Director, has over 40 years in the physical security market. His experience includes 15 years as a technician, another 15 years on staff with two national security magazines, and an additional 15 years as a freelance technical copywriter. You can reach Al Colombo at ESC@Tpromo.Com.