IP Cameras for Business Use:
Retail Businesses - According to the National Retail
Security Survey, published in November 2002, Employee Theft cost retailers
15.1 billion and shoplifting cost an additional 9.7 billion in 2001.
Network cameras placed throughout stores, including the sales floor,
entries and exits, loading docks, stock rooms, bookkeeping offices,
fitting room entrances and checkout lines can reduce such losses. Often
the mere presence of cameras deters criminal activity and keeps workers
honest. Network IP Cameras can be useful in almost any retail environment.
Research indicates retail segments with higher than average shrink rates
as a percent of sales include: Gifts (2.91%), Toys & Hobbies (2.82%),
Optical (2.59%), Convenience Stores (2.23%), Discount Stores (2.01%),
Sporting Goods (1.91%), Department Stores (1.89%), Drug Stores (1.82%) and
Warehouses - Can utilize Network IP Cameras to monitor loading and unloading operations, entrances and exits (including fire exits), shipping and storage areas, entry points and parking areas.
Construction Sites - Can use Network IP Cameras to check the progress of a new building remotely and monitor employees and materials.
Day Care Centers - Many day care centers and nurseries are allowing parents to check on their children from home or from the office via network cameras. Childcare centers also benefit from reduced telephone calls from parents who enjoy visual contact with their children over the Internet.
Replace Time Clocks - Small business can replace time clocks by placing Network IP Cameras at employee entrances and using motion detection with notification to let supervisors, human resources and/or payroll staff confirm employee work activity.
ISPs and Web
Hosting Companies - Can use Network IP Cameras with motion
detection to guard the security of important web services and other
related devices. Web hosting companies can also allow customers to see and
monitor co-located servers.
Offices - Network IP Cameras allow companies to check to see if the meeting area or other facilities are available. Network IP Cameras can also be used to check attendance at meetings and enhance office security.
- Many churches, synagogues and mosques can utilize network cameras to
display services, activities and special events and to provide an
additional level of security for worshippers.
Event Security - The 2003 Super bowl will use Network IP Cameras
to enhance security. “With this technology, for the first time, members of
the FBI, NFL, San Diego Police Department, and stadium security will
simultaneously have access to interactive video taken from more than 50
cameras setup throughout Qualcomm Stadium,” according to a Yahoo Finance
Web Site Promotion
Network IP Cameras are also being used to help promote a wide variety of web sites and online businesses. Many hotels and tourist attractions use Network IP Cameras to show potential visitors beautiful shots of their attractions or to focus on weather conditions.
Internet Cafes are using Network IP Cameras to help promote their web sites and attract new customers.
Restaurants and restaurant chains have used Network IP Cameras to promote beautiful scenery, waterfront views and happy customers.
Hotels have used Network IP Cameras to display facilities and allow potential guests to check on weather conditions.
Trade Shows have used Network IP Cameras to display conference areas for exhibitors and attendees.
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