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Cameras: To Hide, or Not to Hide?

April 10, 2012

Why hidden cameras may not provide the results you are looking for.

Many of our customers have called to ask us about hidden cameras, desiring to hide cameras in spaces the size of a pinhole. The theory is that they are more likely to catch people committing improper actions if wrongdoers do not realize they are being observed. The reality is generally not consistent with this theory. First, hidden pinhole cameras often have very limited or obstructed viewing angles – which makes it difficult to collect the evidence needed to prosecute for criminal behavior. Also, hidden cameras do not provide any sort of deterrence to wrong behavior. Between lack of the perfect shot for evidence and lack of deterrence, hidden pinhole cameras tend not to be an effective solution. Rather, putting cameras in plain sight tends to be more effective: by providing optimal, unobstructed shots, and by sending a message to those who have been doing wrong that they will be seen. Call or stop by Lappen Security to learn more!

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