Is Security Worth The Loss To Privacy?

August 17th, 2021

Security systems are the very best way to deter and catch criminals. However, sometimes security systems can feel like an invasion of privacy. A good security system will monitor people as they come and go around the clock. This monitoring can feel like an intrusion in certain environments. Though you may need to protect your premises and people, you may also be concerned about the loss of privacy as a result. Privacy considerations are important and we are here to help you understand them before making a decision.

Spaces That Are Always Private Houston, TX

First of all, keep in mind there are always places that will be private. Spaces like public restrooms, locker rooms, or any changing areas will not have cameras. These places are considered off-limits and in many cases, it can be illegal to put a camera in these areas, especially without notifying people first. So you don’t have to be concerned about unreasonable invasions of privacy in these protected spaces if you work with a credible security company.

Concerns About Security Cameras in Houston, TX

If you are putting security cameras in your business, employees may be worried that they are only there to monitor their work. This can make them feel very uncomfortable about working at your company. Students have similar concerns when security cameras are used in schools. Even with the increase in school safety issues like bullying and school shootings, parents also have concerns. They worry that even though the cameras are there for safety, an unscrupulous individual may be monitoring their children. No one wants to feel like they or their families are being spied on.

No One Wants To Feel Like They Are Being Spied On

Anymore most of our activities are being recorded. Security cameras are very commonplace in our society and are found everywhere from stores to airports to even street corners. Even though security cameras are so common in our public spaces, they may not want them their office or at their schools. Being recorded when you are not doing anything wrong can feel like you are being spied on. Our justice system is built on the concept that people are innocent until proven guilty. However, when being constantly monitored, it may feel like the other way around.

No Easy Answer

Weighing security versus privacy is very difficult in Houston, TX, complex, and emotional issue. Even our government struggles to find the right balance between individual freedoms and protection. As a private business owner or a school administrator, you will have to determine if the risks and threats you are facing are worth people you are trying to protect being asked to give up some of their privacy. With all these considerations, only you can make this decision.

Do know that there are security systems that can be installed discreetly, so they don’t feel so invasive. Our security experts can also work with you to ensure that your system is designed so that you are protected with minimal loss to privacy. Give us a call and we’ll go over these concerns with you, to help you make the right decision for your protection.

"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."

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