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    Protecting your business with CleverLoop

    Camera security systems like CleverLoop are rapidly becoming an essential business tool these days.

    When people think of using security cameras or a CCTV system to protect their businesses, they tend to think about protecting their premises and protecting their stock. Less obvious, but just as important, are the opportunities that surveillance cameras provide for you to protect your staff, customers and workplace health and safety.

    More and more business owners are discovering that once they have a CleverLoop business security system in place, the benefits that the system brings to them rapidly grow beyond what they had in mind initially.

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    NZ Retailer Catches Shoplifters with CleverLoop Footage

    Shoplifters Busted in CleverLoop Footage

    Shoplifters Busted in CleverLoop Footage

    View this footage to see the audacity of the two women that entered this store and ended up walking out with $1000’s of dollars of gear. Without a CleverLoop security camera system hooked up to a hard drive, so that continuous footage can be stored, no-one would have ever known where the products had gone.

    The good news on this one, a quick posting of the footage to Facebook and the identities were known within 15 minutes. The police took care of the rest.

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    PC Mag reviews CleverLoop System

    PC Mag recently did a review of the CleverLoop camera based security system, and we think we did pretty well.

    PCMag

    The bottom line of the review was:

    “The CleverLoop security system allows you to use up to four cameras to monitor the inside and outside of your home. It’s easy to install, delivers sharp HD video, and offers multiple video storage options, but it doesn’t work with other smart home devices.”

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    Minimising employee theft in small business

    The Global Retail Theft Barometer, an international study, shows that for the 2014-15 period in Australia (which generally has similar figures to New Zealand),employee theft, at 25%, was second only to shoplifting at 39% as a cause of retail losses.

    Employee theft impacts on your bottom line, so putting in place a few simple retail loss prevention measures can quickly pay-off.

    Employee theft impacts on your bottom line, so putting in place a few simple retail loss prevention measures can quickly pay-off.

    So as a small business owner, what do you need to look for to recognise staff stealing, and what are your options for minimising the likelihood of it becoming a issue in your business?

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    Battery powered cameras or wired cameras?

    There are pros and cons to both battery powered and cable powered security cameras.

    There are pros and cons to both battery powered and cable powered security cameras.

    One thing that tends to divide camera based security systems, and their users, is how the cameras are powered.

    So what are the pros and cons of battery powered security cameras compared to those that need plugging in, are there situations where one makes sense over the other and are there any real pitfalls to look out for?

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    Security cameras for cafes, restaurants and fast food outlets

    Not many people use the words cappuccino and security camera in the same sentence, but when you run a business that serves some of the best coffee in town and you want to make sure you protect your business, your staff and your customers, they kind of go together!

    A ceiling mounted CleverLoop indoor camera keeps an eye on the counter and till at Floyd's Cafe. Footage from a camera like this can make settling disputes over change owed easy.

    CleverLoop is used for security by small-business owners working across an amazing variety of sectors. But one area that has a lot of CleverLoop users is food hospitality, with cafes, restaurants and take-away shops all putting CleverLoop video camera systems to good use.

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    Catching vehicle number plates at night.

    One question that we get on a fairly regular basis is “can a CleverLoop security camera system get usable footage of car number plates at night?”.

    The honest answer is sort of, but not with much reliability – as with many things, the issue isn’t straightforward.

    Image of the back of a car with the brake lights on. The number plate is clearly visible.

    So why is getting footage of a number plate so difficult, and what can you do to maximise your chances of getting useful footage of vehicles that might enter your property?

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