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Published by Ellen on December 5, 2014 9:00 AM

Every employer must obey laws enforced by the Occupational Safety and Hazard Association (OSHA). An HD video surveillance system is recommended as an effective solution to mitigate hazardous conditions and safety risks in the workplace. Managers or company owners can monitor their workplace with ease by tapping into their camera system from a laptop or mobile device whenever they want, wherever they want. This incredibly convenient feature of IP video surveillance is a must-have for today's busy entrepreneurs who are often not onsite to ensure the safety and protection of employees. Our seasoned experts have written an application page on Employee Safety to give you a better understanding on the importance of installing workplace security cameras. To learn more about employee safety and how surveillance can provide solid evidence of problematic situations, see our application page now.

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Published by Ellen on May 16, 2013 11:21 AM

Businesses are catching up with America's growing concern for tighter security; in 2012, 45% of U.S. employers reported that their annual security equipment budgets increased during 2012 according to a survey conducted by market research firm IMS Research in late April 2013.

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Published by Ellen on December 20, 2012 9:06 AM

A spate of robberies at retail shops in Fargo, ND were captured on surveillance cameras, but the footage has had little or no value in solving these crimes. The Fargo Police Department has spoken out about the need for higher quality surveillance in business-to-customer (B2C) stores. According to ValleyNewsLive.com, 411 burglaries were recorded in the last year. Eight armed robberies have occurred since August 2012; only one was solved with the help of video surveillance footage.

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Published by Ellen on November 5, 2012 7:20 AM

According to a 2012 survey conducted by PwC and the Retail Council of Canada, Canadian retail store owners reported that over 33% of their yearly shrinkage came from internal theft. Internal theft is a term to describe employees who steal from their employers. In 2008, internal theft accounted for only 19% of retail losses, indicating a percent increase of 75.8%. This high percentage increase further proves that retail owners need to be diligent in both their employee screening methods and security efforts.

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Published by Ellen on September 26, 2012 7:38 AM

Establishing a clear-cut workplace safety program is critical to the longevity of your business. Paying close attention to the behavior of your employees can help prevent hostility and aggression in the workplace. VideoSurveillance.com fervently believes in the importance of building a safe and secure workplace that protects personnel and creates a more productive working environment. For this reason, VideoSurveillance.com will host a free workplace safety webinar on October 4th at 2 pm EST featuring expert panelists with backgrounds in human resources, psychology, and security.

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Published by Ellen on August 29, 2012 8:53 AM

Monterey, California is the latest hotspot for video surveillance. More than ever before, businesses and homeowners are purchasing surveillance cameras to thwart break-ins, theft, and vandalism.

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Published by Ellen on April 27, 2012 4:02 PM

The manufacturing and transportation industries have taken a serious hit from the number of cargo theft cases in 2011 due to the lack of sophisticated surveillance systems. What is most disturbing is that cargo theft spans all types of goods, ranging from medical supplies and pharmaceuticals (FDA-regulated products) to jewelry and electronics, which has had devastating effects on multiple industry subsectors.

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Published by Dan on November 4, 2009 10:17 AM

If you watch television on Thursday nights, odds are you caught this remarkable scene from last week's episode of The Office:

Once you're done guffawing and knee-slapping, let's take a closer look at this surveillance setup. What we have here is a standard PTZ camera on patrol (or tour) mode, monitoring a koi pond in the lobby of a large office building. The koi pond might be unique, but the use of video surveillance isn't.

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Published by Jennifer on August 30, 2007 1:03 PM

Parallel parking for the first time is never easy - there's the careful initial alignment, and the tricky backwards steering and fingers-crossed reversing into the spot. Hopefully, if all goes as planned, the maneuver will be over soon. However, we all know that these things don't always go as planned - and sometimes, an attempt at parallel parking ends in a gut-wrenching crunch. This is how driving has been for years - a game of chance - a game that many auto makers are trying to change.

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Published by Jennifer on June 28, 2007 8:18 AM

It's the biggest recorded heist in UK history - a staggering £53 million pounds, (about $105 million USD) taken from a sorting and holding depot for retail stores and groceries all across England, even serving the Bank of England. So how did this take place? Money handling and intense security go hand-in-hand, and this depot was no exception. This was an inside job - security guard Emir Hysenaj actually used video surveillance to counter the security of the depot.

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Published by Dan on April 6, 2007 12:48 PM

Working in a convenience store has long been regarded as the most dangerous retail job. Convenience stores are easy targets for petty thieves and other criminals, and late-night robberies are an accepted part of life for many of these workers.

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