Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
The best thing about security cameras is that they deter thieves that is
if they are obvious (mine are).
By the time they could do anything to shut them down it would be too late
so they move on.
I tell my security camera clients that cameras are useful for employee theft
and misconduct, but not all that useful for burglary or even robbery unless
they know the culprits. One of the restaurants I deal with is interesting
because I saw the manager snorting coke in a storeroom. He does his job and
I'm not about to rat on him. But the brazen attitude that he had of doing
it right under a security camera made me laugh. Was it disdain for the
owner? Probably not. It was more likely that he felt that the owner would
be cool with it, so he wasn't too worried about snorting on-camera. The
owner does look in on the cameras from time to time, usually when there is
an irregularity in income for a particular shift, so he goes back to look at
how that shift is handling customers.