Security Cameras for Storage Facilities

Security Cameras for Storage Facilities

Self-Storage Facilities are upgrading their security camera systems during this global pandemic of COVID-19. We recently installed security cameras at 5 different locations for a security self-storage business in the Austin and San Antonio areas. They had many cameras that needed updating from the 1990s and early 2000s. Technology has advanced greatly since then.

security cameras for storage facilities

This is an excellent time to ensure that your cameras are working effectively. We are able to trouble shoot to find out which technology should be updated, and make any recommendations for upgrading systems. Contact us today for a free quote.

 

Trouble Shooting Old Technology for Security Camera Systems

It took quite a bit of trouble-shooting to determine exactly where the root cause of some of their complications. There were a couple other companies who had opted out of the job because they had preferred a simple installation. We do not mind spending time to understand and remedy a complex problem.

We replaced old cameras with IP based systems, ran new cables, changed the conduits, and changed the recorder in order to get better resolution from their screens. Each property had different issues, and we were able to resolve each one. We also installed new Uniview cameras where needed.

 

Contact Us for a Free Quote for Your Self-Storage Facility or Business

We install security cameras for commercial businesses all around San Antonio and Austin, Texas areas. Businesses with multiple locations especially appreciate that they have just one login to see all of their cameras on different properties.

Install Cameras For Your Billiard Room

Install Cameras For Your Billiard Room

Have you tried live streaming your pool tournaments with friends? How did it look with your phone cameras? Were you able to collect any donations from viewers?

Imagine if you could drastically increase the quality to make it an amazing experience for viewers, livestream on your favorite platform like Twitch, YouTube or Facebook, and then collect donations from anyone who is watching.

San Antonio Camera Installation can help.

We make sure you have everything you need with the hardware and software, and then train you on making it a fun and quality experience for everyone.

Live streaming has become even more popular this year as we were not able to gather in groups for a while due to the pandemic. Pool halls were closed, and so many people played at home and started streaming even more on social media platforms or watched countless hours of media, past or current.

This growing trend can be something you can participate in from your home.

Live Stream Your Pool Tournament

Here are a few things that make it a great experience:

  1. Position several cameras well throughout the room so that you can capture all the best angles. One camera is not enough.
  2. Mount the cameras properly. San Antonio Camera Installation makes sure they are mounted safely and correctly.
  3. Download OBS App to stream to your favorite platform.
  4. Have a microphone setup for quality commentating.
  5. Set up your computer to be able to manage OBS and coordinate the camera views and the commentating.
  6. Use Social Media to invite friends to watch.
  7. Include a payment option like PayPal or Cash App in case people would like to donate for viewing.

Contact Us Today for a Free Quote

Let us know if you have any questions. We love playing pool and have helped set up many homes with this equipment and training. We are even available for hire to help commentate on your next event if you’d like! Contact Us Today.

 

Upgrading Security Cameras in Essential Businesses

Upgrading Security Cameras in Essential Businesses

It’s a great time to consider installing or upgrading security cameras for your “Essential Business” during this COVID-19 season.

Security Cameras in Essential Businesses

The coronavirus is affecting business around Texas and the nation. Some businesses are forced to close temporarily if they are not considered an “essential business.

Essential businesses may vary from state to state but generally include those who offer food, shipping or medical supplies and attention.

Many of our clients at San Antonio Camera Installation company are Essential Businesses like pharmacies, banks, nursing homes, and freight companies. They continue to need close monitoring of their facilities, and they remain busy and active.

Essential Business are critical to the infrastructure of our society in the midst of a crisis. Without security about food, medicine and shipping, we would move into a panic state as a society. It’s important that we keep them monitored from employee theft, vandalism, and any other suspicious activity.

Security Camera Installation in San Antonio

Fortunately, our business can also still thrive as our installers work independently and do not need to interact within close distance of others. Social distancing is a natural characteristic of our process.

If your cameras are not offering high quality resolution viewing, seem to be pointing in the wrong direction or do not offer as great a range as you’d like, it’s time to upgrade. If you are not sure you’d be able to download footage from your older cameras, now is the best time to consider an upgrade for your security systems.

You can call us for a quote over the phone. We will ask you about your property and can even videoconference with Facetime or Google to see your area. We order the equipment, schedule a time to install the upgraded security cameras, and then perform the professional installation. We can meet again for a separate virtual meeting to go over how to use the new equipment effectively.

Call today at 210-201-2754 if you are an Essential Business still in operations and looking to upgrade your Security Camera or IT Systems.

Cameras in Nursing Homes

Cameras in Nursing Homes

Have you made the difficult decision to place your aging loved one in a nursing home? If so, then you already know how challenging it is to place your full trust in someone else.

In recent years, there’s been a lot of media coverage devoted to nursing home abuse. How can you prevent your loved one from becoming the next victim? Many have turned to using cameras in nursing homes.

Why are cameras a good idea, and are they legal? Read on to find out.

Why Cameras in Nursing Homes are a Good Idea

As we age, we begin losing the ability to remain independent. This is especially true for adults who suffer from mental or physical conditions. Some aging adults need around-the-clock care.

That’s why so many families turn to nursing homes or assisted living facilities for help.

So, why would surveillance cameras in assisted living homes be beneficial? Elderly adults are more vulnerable to getting abused by their caregivers. Here’s why:

  • Cognitive decline prevents the adult from understanding their situation
  • Physical decline prevents them from fighting back
  • The adults are dependent on their care providers

These vulnerabilities often result in abusive situations. Experts estimate 1-2 million elderly adults have gotten abused by a caregiver. These statistics are unacceptable.

Cameras in nursing homes could prevent abusive situations by holding caregivers accountable. Cameras protect our loved ones while they’re at their most vulnerable.

Are Spy Cameras Legal?

So, what’s stopping you from getting nursing home video surveillance? Are such cameras legal?

Many nursing homes refuse to allow cameras. They cite HIPAA laws, which help protect a patient’s privacy. 

Most lawyers disagree, though. Lawyers believe HIPPA laws do not prevent cameras so long as they belong to the patient or their family.

So, what’s the consensus? Is room surveillance an illegal invasion of privacy or a legal protective measure? Consent is what it comes down to.

If the patient and nursing home both give consent, then you have every right to install a camera.

How to Get Consent for a Camera

Surveillance cameras in nursing homes are completely legal in the following states:

  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Washington D.C.
  • Oklahoma

Measures have passed that allow cameras regardless of consent. Other states, though, let the nursing home itself decide. If a nursing home doesn’t consent, then your camera may not be legal.

What if your loved one receives care by a provider who visits their home? You may be considering a home security camera installation. If so, then you still need to ensure the caregiver consents to getting recorded at the home.

How do you get consent to place a camera? You need to talk with the nursing home staff or the home care provider.

Fighting For the Elderly

Cameras in nursing homes are a controversial issue. Some nursing homes continue to push back against the idea, but others welcome it. Before you decide what you want to do, always verify the legality of your actions.

Have you already gotten the consent you need to install a camera? Are you ready to take the next step? Get a free quote on your camera installation from the experts in San Antonio now.

7 Benefits of a Pharmacy Store Security Camera

7 Benefits of a Pharmacy Store Security Camera

Do you have security cameras in your pharmacy? If not, you may want to reconsider.

While it may initially seem like an extra cost, there are a lot of reasons why no pharmacy should be without cameras. Not only do they come with a lot of benefits, but the consequences of not having one may be detrimental to your pharmacy.

Remember, it’s better to have something and not need it than to need something and not have it.

Read on for why a store security camera is a must for any pharmacy.

1. A Store Security Camera Deters Theft

Pharmacy stores carry a lot of controlled substances. For that reason, they are often targeted by burglars and other criminals. However, a store security camera goes a long way toward deterring criminal activity.

Cameras mean one thing to criminals – risk. People who steal things do so because it’s easier than getting it the old fashioned way. However, there’s nothing easy about being caught, tried, and sent to prison.

The simple presence of a camera is often enough to make criminals think twice.

2. Deter Employee Misconduct

Another great benefit of a pharmacy store security camera is keeping employees honest.

Most pharmaceutical employees, by nature, are honest folks. However, drug addictions can be quite overpowering, causing honest people to do dishonest things.

Aside from addictions, some people are opportunists. An employee may see the opportunity to make some extra money selling stole pharmaceuticals. However, a security camera in your store will deter most employ misconduct.

3. Help Find Missing Pharmaceuticals with a Store Security Camera

If for any reason controlled substances go missing during the course of a workweek, a store security camera may help provide answers.

Whether it was theft or an honest mistake, it’s best to know what happened when pharmaceuticals go missing! New, high-quality security footage is a must to see the fine details.

4. Keep Prices Low

In places like Walmart, you’ll often see signs about keeping costs down by preventing theft. You see, theft drives prices up because store owners are forced to make up for losses.

Installing a store security camera prevents theft, keeping your prices low and your company competitive.

5. Improve Productivity

While some may see it as manipulation, installing a store security camera to keep an eye on everything, including employees isn’t a bad idea.

Not only will it deter any employee misconduct, but it will also motivate employees to work harder. This isn’t a trick, it is just what happens when people know they’re on camera.

6. A Store Security Camera Provides Peace of Mind

Most security systems allow you to view your cameras remotely. That means from the comfort of your home or in a hotel on the coast of Bali, you can keep a watchful eye on your store.

Our accounts are incredibly easy to use and you can log into all of your cameras from one account. That means if you have multiple locations, you don’t need multiple accounts and passwords!

7. Record Evidence

Finally, installing a store security camera will provide you the evidence you and the police need in the case of a robbery. For both internal and external burglaries, a well-placed camera will give you all the evidence needed.

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Thinking you might need a store security camera for your pharmacy?

Contact us today to get a free quote! We’ll let you know what it will take to get a camera system installed to grant you access to all of the benefits listed in this article!