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How to Blend Your Security Equipment with Your Interior Design

As a business owner, you realize that having appropriate security equipment is important for all of your assets. The last thing you want is to be the victim of a break-in or theft, not to mention the fact that having a security system lowers your insurance rates. However, there is no question that security systems have a tendency to stick out like a sore thumb. How do you make them seem less tacky? Luckily, there are many strategies that you can utilize in order to help make your security systems blend in better. Consider some of the following examples of why and where to install security cameras.

Wires

Interestingly enough, this section should actually be called “Wires — or the Lack Thereof”. Leaders in the industry are increasingly cutting the cord in favor of wireless devices, and for good reason. Wires are generally very cumbersome, and they can definitely be an eyesore. Moreover, these wireless security cameras are a lot more flexible than the traditional wired option. Perhaps one of the best things about these wireless cameras would be the fact the footage is secured. This means that your recordings are all saved to the cloud, so even if a would-be thief takes your monitor for good measure you will still have the video ready to access whenever you need it.

Panels

With an advanced security system, there will no doubt be a control panel associated with it. Again, these things can stick out like a sore thumb. However, some of the ways you can make it blend in a bit more would include painting the same color as the rest of the interior. Some people conceal the control panel entirely with a canvas print. Another idea is to include some knick-knacks along with the control panel in order to make it match better.

Cameras

There are ways to make your cameras line up with the decor of your area much better than in normal situations. Some methods would include hiding cameras in recessed lighting features, placing the camera among books and consider planning ahead. A recessed lighting feature is a design where the lights are actually placed in the ceiling. Obviously, this is an ideal area to place a camera simply because it would be hidden, and it would completely blend in with the rest of the surroundings. When you have the camera among books, it usually means that you either arrange the books to help the camera blend in or you make use of a fake book with a camera inside. There are many companies that make this type of camera. Finally, there are home decor specialists that can advise you on the best areas to place security cameras. Sometimes planning ahead with one of these experts can go a long way in helping you have a safe and secure location that still has a lot of eye appeal.

Hidden Cameras

Of course, another way to help your surveillance camera would be to simply hide it outright. Besides being a good match for your decor, a hidden camera will also often result in increased productivity from your employees, simply because they realize they might be under surveillance. Moreover, a hidden security camera can also be a good theft deterrent and can help your guard against the possibility of false harassment claims. Just think — all of these benefits, and it comes with an unobtrusive setup too!

Boutique Security Cameras

Another way to make your security camera fit with your interior design would be to simply focus on the design of the security camera itself. Indeed, you might be surprised at the wide selection of cameras that are available on the market today. There are designs available for almost every taste and budget, including such types as aerodynamic designs, cameras that are tied to your phone, cameras that are in various shapes and cameras that are designed for outdoor use.

As you can see, there are cameras out there that will fit everyone’s needs. These cameras will not only match your decor, but they will become an immense asset to your business and help you protect against a variety of unfortunate events. Just shop around and you are sure to find the right camera for your needs.

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