Marinas can benefit greatly from the security provided modern-day video surveillance. Scituate Harbor has boats and visitors constantly coming and going and on-site shops and restaurants, and the owners of Kent Street Corp. wanted ANC to design and deploy a customized video security system that could provide protection for all the boats housed at the marina.
Benefits of owning a surveillance camera system for monitoring boats include:
Prevent crime and vandalism – Purposefully placed security cameras deter acts of vandalism or other crimes to marina property and the boats the marina houses. If any criminal acts are carried out, the cameras will provide valuable evidence for prosecution. Security cameras can also act as deterrents to criminal activity.
Scalability – One of the main benefits of installing an IP surveillance system at a marina is the flexibility IP cameras provide. IP camera systems can grow as needed. Additional cameras are easily connected to the network if the marina requires more comprehensive monitoring down the road.
Enhance security – Installing an IP camera system can help enhance the feeling of safety. Those using their boats late at night will have an added feeling of security knowing that there is continuous surveillance at the marina.
Reduce liability – Visual evidence provided by marina surveillance cameras can reduce liability in cases involving crimes and accidents on the docks, boats, or other marina facilities.
Decrease losses – Many marina facilities also include gift shops and restaurants. Marina owners can help reduce losses by installing security cameras at vital points including cash registers and all entry and exit points.
Their system has reduced crime and their insurance premiums and the result are happy boat owners.