What The Professionals Have to Say About Hidden Cameras

February 14th, 2019



When you have a surveillance security system in Houston TX, people notice the cameras right away and are aware they are being monitored. However, with a hidden camera, you can have the benefits of monitoring people without their knowledge. Even though this may be something you want, many people hesitate before installing them because they are concerned this is an invasion of privacy. Not to worry, there are ways to monitor people without infringing on their rights. If you are considering installing hidden cameras, here’s everything you need to know. 

Hidden Cameras In The Workplace in Houston TX

There are many benefits to having hidden cameras placed throughout your business. Some of these include:

  • Decrease Theft: This does not just include the theft of property which will be drastically cut down with the use of hidden cameras, but will also prevent the theft of your customers information as well.
  • Monitor Staff: A hidden camera can monitor the people who enter and exit your building and at what time they do so.
  • Monitor Performance: When it comes to promotion, knowing who is the most productive of the candidates is a valuable tool in making a decision. Hidden cameras can determine the amount of work an employee completes.
  • Enhance Safety: In the case of slips and falls it can record what happened and responsibility. It can also monitor any employees disregarding safety protocol.
  • Lower Insurance Tates: when insurance companies see that security is in place and the premises are monitored the premiums are reduced.

Are Hidden Cameras Legal In The Workplace?

Many employers may be concerned that they may be breaking the law by installing hidden cameras. There is not set legal ruling concerning hidden camera surveillance. However, in Houston TX there are laws about installing cameras in private spaces including:

  • Bathrooms
  • Locker rooms
  • Break areas

Before installing security cameras, it is best to look into laws with the help of a security expert.

What About Hidden Cameras In The Home?

Many homeowners are interested in installing hidden security cameras around their homes. Nanny-cams are by far the most popular as a way to protect your children or elderly loved ones from caretaker abuse. These cameras can be hidden in such simple devices such as clocks, smoke detectors, light bulbs, and even phone chargers. These can also be used to protect your family from unscrupulous contracts like cleaning staff, plumbers, and landscapers. Legally, you can use hidden cameras how you choose in your home as long as your guests have “reasonable expectation of privacy” such as:

  • The bathrooms
  • The bedroom if your service worker lives in your home.
  • Guestroom
  • If your home is used as an Airbnb.

Due to the ins and outs of the laws in Houston TX concerning security cameras, it is best to consult with security professionals about your circumstances. They can help you install hidden cameras in a way that helps you protect your premises and the privacy of your employees, staff, and family.

"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

Homeowner

"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."

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Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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