Watching the news for just a few minutes on any given day makes it glaringly obvious that security cameras are a very useful tool in determining what has happened at a home or business. We often post links to articles showing how security cameras caught a burglar, vandal, thief or worse: a child abuser. In each of these situations, surveillance can be the determining factor between capturing the thief and allowing them to get away. Look at the Boston Marathon bombing for instance, where security cameras from a business on the street were used to identify the perpetrators in a matter of just a few days with the public help. Those shots were even from a lower resolution CCTV camera, not even one of the newer high-definition cameras. So for businesses and homeowners in the Aurora, IL area, it has become an easy decision that security cameras can be a very valuable tool for finding out exactly what has occurred.
Homeowners in Aurora often come to us because they are having problems with neighbors, kids in the neighborhood, gangs, or suspect problems with one of those. By installing even a basic security camera system in their home, it is very easy for them to either confirm their suspicion and get the police involved effectively, or show them that their suspicions were wrong. Either way though, with the cameras in place, their home will be protected in the future, so that they will always be able to know what is happening. Unlike many systems on the market, our home camera systems deliver not only the ability to record and playback from the cameras, but also to view the cameras remotely over the internet from PCs, Macs, iPhones, Android phones, BlackBerry Phones, Windows Phones and much, much more. With these advanced features built-in to both our standalone DVRs and PC Based DVR cards, backed by the support to help get the cameras online, you can watch children at home while you are away, monitor the babysitter or home healthcare workers or more.
Business owners have many things tearing at them daily, from increasing costs of well…everything, to decreased margins and shrink it can be nearly impossible to stay in business. Let’s back up for a second though and look at one thing, Shrink. What is shrink? It is a line item on most businesses budgets, both large and small that basically tells you how much product or cash walked out of your business and is now unaccounted. Crazy that the problem is so big, that we have to give it a nicer name than what it really is – THEFT. Instead, we call it shrinkage, because if we honestly look at the numbers and say “well I had $100,000 in THEFT this year” there is no way that any sane business person would let that sit, they would drive themselves crazy realizing the impact that has. Security cameras that are functional, easy to use and backed by a company like Platinum CCTV™, can help reduce or hopefully eliminate your shrink problem. Theft usually starts out really small at a business, as thieves (internal or external) test the waters. They want to find out if they will get caught first. So a Pepsi or Coke goes missing from the fridge. After a week, nothing happens. Next a $5 or $10 item walks away off the shelf. When nothing happens again, that is when owners usually start seeing the theft balloon when they are counting product at the end of the month. By that point in time, if no security cameras are in place, then good luck trying to find out exactly what happened. Catching the thief and being able to prosecute requires evidence…and what will the Police Departments ask for…you guessed it, security camera footage. This is why we are seeing an increasing number of businesses in the Aurora area installing security camera systems.
Many of our customers come to our showroom from Aurora, IL to look at the available cameras and systems. Their proximity to our Showroom in Naperville makes it easy to pick out the security cameras that will provide the video coverage that is desired with the features that are needed. Our systems range in price from budget systems even as low as $30 per camera up to High Definition MegaPixel IP Cameras around $395 per camera. This makes it easy to find a system that will suit your needs and budget for both home and business security. We know that even big box stores these days are starting to carry ‘security cameras’. Heck, Sam’s Club has been doing this for 10 years. But what are you really getting? Well usually our customers who have purchased these systems find out when they get the system home, that they have a very unreliable, difficult to set up system, with no one available or willing to help them with it. We can be very competitive on pricing of discount systems, but the reality is, that when customers compare our budget cameras that match the quality of big box stores (often at a lower price still) to our other security cameras, they realize that quality DOES matter when it comes to video. If you want to be able to prosecute, you must have video that can really identify a person properly.
Whether your home or business needs protection, next time you are in the Aurora or Naperville, IL area, stop in to our showroom and have a look at the different cameras and accessories that are available, as well as meet the staff who will be helping you get your system running (and KEEPING IT RUNNING) for years. We have been around for over 10 years, and plan to be here for a very long time!
Platinum CCTV Security Camera Showroom
751 Frontenac Rd #157
Naperville, IL 60563
We are just east of Eola Road off of North Aurora Road