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securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

I own my own auto repair shop and have done rather well with it over the years. About a year ago, some of the cars parked outside of my garage were broken into and some things were stolen out of them. Since they were parked on my property, my insurance had to cover the cost of replacement which made my rates go up. I had to install a security system to appease the insurance company and provide my customers with the peace of mind that their vehicles would be safe with me. Learn more about securing an auto repair shop and parking lot on my blog.


securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

Reasons To Invest In Security Cameras With Audio Capabilities

by Karen Welch

Getting some security cameras for your home is an important step to take toward protecting your possessions and your family members. Lots of security cameras capture video footage only, but don't have a microphone that picks up audio. This can be okay — after all, footage can be highly valuable to the police, not to mention that the mere presence of a security camera can keep criminals at bay. However, if you're thinking of adding one or more security cameras, you should consider some that have audio capabilities. Here are some scenarios in which this feature might prove to be useful.

You Can Pick Up What's Being Said Outside

Sometimes, criminals will ring your doorbell with the hope that you open the door. They may then rush inside your home to commit any number of crimes. When you have a security camera near your front door and the doorbell rings, you can not only access the video feed to see who is outside but also listen in on what they're saying. For example, you might hear two perpetrators discussing what they'll do if the door opens. Armed with this information, you can ensure that you don't open the door and that you call the police.

Suspects May Identify Each Other

Interior security cameras are also valuable. If criminals were to break into your home when it's empty, they might communicate with one another as they move around the residence and look for valuables. You may get lucky if you hear one criminal identify the other by name. When you turn this footage over to the police, the audio track may make it easier for the authorities to identify those who are responsible. This can lead to a quicker arrest and, ideally, a higher chance of getting your stolen possessions back.

Useful For Monitoring In-Home Workers

Security cameras inside your home can also be valuable for listening to what various professionals say. For example, if you have an elderly family member who lives with you and he or she has a caregiver, you can listen to the audio feed that the cameras capture to ensure that this professional is treating your parent properly. With video alone, you may be able to see signs of physical neglect or even abuse, but not be able to know what is being said. The audio feed that you capture can then be highly valuable for reporting the caregiver to his or her employer, as well as even alerting the local media.

To learn more, contact a company like All Pro Security Inc.