Is Video Surveillance an Invasion of Privacy?

Is Video Surveillance an Invasion of Privacy?

Short answer – no. If you’re in a public place, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy. Video surveillance is intended to protect people and property from harm. Video does not judge; it merely observes and records. It’s up to those responsible for security to analyze the content and determine who may be a wrongdoer or bear further investigation. That’s why it’s so critical to work with a remote security guard company you can trust.


Cameras Are Always On

They are on duty 24/7 and are not prone to distraction, making them ideal for keeping people and property safe. The critical factor is to place the cameras where they can do the most good and the least harm. Focus cameras on entrances and exits or around high-value items. If you prevent the wrong people from getting into the building, you need less surveillance inside the building.


Consider Where You Place Them

No one wants cameras placed in restrooms or locker rooms. Still, cameras located outside the doors to these locations enable you to identify people present in areas they don’t belong without invading the privacy of people who have a right to be there.


Cameras Have A Neutral Presence

Video surveillance is there when you need it and unobtrusive when you don’t. A security officer doesn’t have to be present and asking uncomfortable questions. The camera is there to record. If the camera detects something awry, the guard can be notified and intervene.


Cameras Can Help To Prevent Crime

The mere presence of cameras can be a deterrent. They serve as a reminder that they are being watched, and they are unlikely to get away with whatever wrongdoing they have planned.


The Benefits Outweigh The Risks

With the ability to keep an eye on things from a central location, remote security monitoring can provide an unobtrusive means of keeping people and property safe.



Contact BOS Security Today

VirtuGuard™, our remote security monitoring service can give you the security you need to keep people and property safe, only involving law enforcement when they are needed most. If you would like to know more about what VirtuGuard™ can do for you, please contact the experts at BOS Security today. We can help you develop a custom security solution to keep your people and property safe.  

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