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The Importance of Surveillance Video

Smile! You’re on camera! Video surveillance has now been a key part of loss prevention strategy in retail stores for more than three decades. Additionally, with the advancing technology that allows video surveillance systems to be more readily available and affordable to consumers, it is now common practice to have video surveillance cameras installed outside your home to capture any unusual or criminal activity that may occur on your property. However, when it comes to video surveillance in a traditional workplace setting such as a business office, the opinion on video surveillance is split. While proponents of video surveillance in the workplace list the many benefits such as improved employee security, being a deterrent of criminal activity or vandalism, and acting as a monitor for any unwanted or unsolicited behavior, some detractors feel as though video surveillance cameras in the workplace violate their right to privacy and create an Orwellian “Big Brother” vibe within the company. Though there is still much work to be done in outlining and following best practices for company usage, there is no denying that video surveillance systems are vital to gathering evidence in an investigation that can ultimately affect the entire outcome of the case.


Why Video Surveillance?

You’ve heard the saying, “A picture’s worth a thousand words,” right? This is certainly true when it comes to a criminal being caught in the act with video captured from a surveillance camera. While it can be extremely difficult and sometimes impossible to prove that a suspect has committed a crime such as theft or vandalism, having the actual crime captured on video can certainly provide irrefutable proof in a case that would maybe otherwise have gone nowhere. By having the video evidence to back up a claim in court, it is that much easier to prosecute the offender and make sure justice is served.


JP Investigations uses state-of-the-art video surveillance equipment to capture virtually any type of violation being committed against an individual or company. Our private investigators are specially trained to utilize video surveillance strategies in the most effective manners in various investigations. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest moral and ethical standards when using video surveillance technology, so as not to violate anybody’s right to privacy or manipulate the video to lead the jury to a conclusion. Our investigators have over 20 years of experience with private investigations of all types, and maintain a high level of professionalism, respect and decorum when investigating a case via video surveillance.


If you reside in or around Charlotte and would like to schedule a consultation with one of our private investigators, call JP Investigations today at 877-990-2111. We look forward to working with you!

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