Why Hotel Security Cameras Are A Good Investment

September 20th, 2019

Hotels are a home away from home. When a weary traveler checks into their Houston hotel, a city they may not know anyone, they want to feel safe and secure. Houston hotels do a great job by providing a comfortable environment by offering a range of amenities. However, the most important amenity to offer your guests is security. Security systems ensure that guests can enjoy their stay without having to deal with crime or unsafe conditions.

How Hotel Security Protects Guests

There are a lot of great security features that hotels can take advantage of including access control, smart locks, and security staff. One of the most valuable features is a surveillance system. Hotels have a lot of new people coming and going every day. A surveillance system can help you monitor your hotel traffic to determine who is a guest and who is an intruder. A surveillance system also acts as a deterrent against any criminal activity, whether from your guests or an intruder.

Where Should I Focus My Hotel Security?

There are many areas that can benefit from security cameras. You will not place them inside the guest rooms because that is an invasion of privacy and you can get into legal trouble. A security expert will help you understand the other areas that you won’t install surveillance cameras. However, there are definitely some areas you should always put cameras including:

  • The parking lot and any other outdoor areas
  • By all the entrances and in any pickup and drop off area
  • In the lobby and at the front desk
  • In the hallways, stairways, and elevators
  • Around any amenities like the pool, the gym, or the bar

These are a great place to start, but a professional security technician can help you identify all the areas of vulnerability at your unique establishment.

What Will A Security System Cost My Hotel?

Hotels are often much larger than standard businesses, so many hotel proprietors are concerned about the costs. The cost of a system varies greatly depending on what features you need, what technology you use, and how advanced you want your security. So it’s hard to give a price estimate without a detailed walkthrough. Fortunately, most security companies offer a free quote on pricing so you can determine what will work with your budget. However, there are some returns on the investment.

How Hotel Surveillance Saves Money

Hotel surveillance saves money in numerous ways. First, it helps you build and maintain your business because you provide a safe and comfortable experience for your guests. Secondly, it can help you save money on false premises liability and stolen items claims because it will provide evidence of the incident. Finally, insurance companies understand the cost-saving benefits of a surveillance system and will give you a discount on your premiums. In many cases, a security system pays for itself in cost savings alone.

All of these reasons make a surveillance system a great investment for any Houston hotel. If your hotel needs a security system, make sure you work with a professional security company that specializes in hotels. They will ensure that you get all the features and benefits you need at a price you can afford.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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