To Believe, Or Not To Believe
Many convenience stores and different stores and restaurants are now placing signs on the entrance door or in the window somewhere specifying that security cameras are in use. A person cannot go into the establishment without seeing the sign unless you were blind. So, do these places actually have security cameras or not? Security cameras are common in most places now, and in a lot of circumstances, different designs of security cameras can easily installed to where they are hidden.
This raises a big question to those coming and going into these places. Although, in most cases the establishment probably does in fact have security cameras. While in others you actually do see the security cameras. In places like at the entrance or near the cash registers, and it is obvious in some convenient stores simply due to the fact that you can actually see the security cameras at gas pumps and in the parking lot area. In all fairness, it makes people wonder, and it will definitely tend to warn off any one intending to commit a crime at that location. With the use of security cameras they will think differently. This protects the establishment, the employees, as well as others who are in the establishment.
However, this could be a problem if the one intending to commit a crime sees the sign yet after viewing the establishment or looking it over sees no cameras, might continue on to commit the crime anyway. Therefore, if there are in fact no security cameras in use, the individual will ultimately succeed on his or her mission of committing a crime.
So are these signs on the doors or windows of the establishments that state security cameras in use effective? That would depend on if they actually in use in all reality. The crime rate is high and unfortunately in some cases those who intend to commit a crime, don't really care one way or the other. And if you do in fact have security cameras in use, there's a chance the individual that committed the crime can in fact be caught. If not, the establishment is the one that suffers. Regardless, you still see more and more of these signs letting you know there are security cameras in use on the premises.
Unfortunately, as time goes on, the idea of crime just simply going away, isn't going to happen. Therefore more signs are being placed everywhere. Department stores, gas stations. Restaurants, and even more places. You never know if the security cameras are indeed in use, and in some cases I am sure it does defer potential predators from actually attempting to rob these places.
However I don't feel like these signs should be in place at a home, unless in fact there are security cameras in place. To me, it is too risky for the family, as well as their belongings and property are concerned. Security cameras whether out in the open or hidden are a good way to protect your family and yourself. I can see using these signs in establishments that are considered public places because people are all over, however in the homes it is a different situation all together.