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Can Security Cameras Help Deter Crime?

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Can security cameras help deter crime?

You’ve worked hard to build up your business or finally got that dream house you wanted so bad. Now the thought turns to how to go about protecting it. We’ve covered the topic of alarm systems and clearly displaying signage to keep criminals away, but what about security cameras? Companies have had cameras installed for decades and we see them every day on the street. Perhaps installing cameras or even simply placing signage around your home and business can help deter potential criminals. It’s one of the most basic yet effective methods of increasing security. While we don’t claim to be experts on the actual cameras themselves, we have used these in our shop with great success.

What is your philosophy with cameras and signage?

Do you want cameras and signage prominently displayed? Or do you favor the subtler secretive approach? Most companies and stores go with the prominent display of security systems. It’s been proven to be effective when people know they are being watched to not commit crimes. Have you ever noticed greeters are some large department stores? Here’s a hint: they aren’t really there to greet you, it’s the psychological effect of having someone pay attention to you. Potential thieves are less likely to steal when they know they’ve been acknowledged. The same could be said for security cameras. Placing signs or having prominent cameras in clear site can help provide the same effect.

When cameras are clearly visible they are more likely to help stop potential crimes. Across the United States and in other countries, cities that have installed cameras have seen drops in crime rates. Luckily for business and home owners, camera systems start fairly inexpensive and are easy to install. If you don’t wish to have actual cameras, fake ones or simply having a sign can provide the same affect.

Do you prefer a more happy approach?
Such as this sign?
sign wise smile you're on camera sign
Or this approach? 
sign wise all actives are recorded sign


No matter your approach to surveillance signs, its important to think about safety with your home or business. Making sure your property meets city codes, fire regulations, and security measures is important to keeping everything safe. Signs can help in this regard and Sign Wise manufactures thousands of signs to assist you. Our team is here to help in any way possible, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 877-631-0197 or email us at

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