Security Camera Specialists Since 1999

Whether you own your own apartment and want to keep it safe, or you manage a full complex or HOA, ICU Security has the know how to create and manage surveillance to fit your needs. Apartments and the spaces around them, like the community pool, recreation areas, and parking, are places where there is a lot of traffic. To promote a safe environment and to make guests or potential residents feel welcome, a security camera system is in order. Just consider some of the work we do with community pools.

Community pools are quite popular and we are actually able to have them remote-monitored with our cloud service or put a system on a site. The pool area is one that most HOAs want serviced as there is always the potential that things could get out of hand. But it is also a protective mechanism because the risk for liability is great. Nothing tells what happened better than seeing it live on video.

Most pools have internet or some type of emergency phone line. We can get a DSL line of of it and connect that to a camera. This means there is no equipment there other than the camera at the pool and we set up a system where nothing else can get damaged. It’s simple, but effective and solves a huge problem for HOAs and property management companies.

ICU Security’s experience in the surveillance business means we can come up with solutions others may have missed. We also know how to help you get the most out of your systems and show you ways to use it that go beyond just monitoring. Get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to show you how a security camera system can work for you.

Monitoring public events with security cameras and surveillance is one more layer of protection for your guests. While we actively work with public safety and police forces for community surveillance, ICU Security has partnered with the Monells for the Italian Lights Festival and also did the cameras for the Nashville Oktoberfest.

In some aspects, public event management with cameras helps with crowd control. With the cameras, we are able to actually count everyone who enters a certain area. We can draw a virtual box, and count everyone going in while avoiding everyone going out. So we can get an accurate count to let our vendors know how many were in attendance or were in a certain area. These timelines can also be critical for law enforcement should any issues arise.

Remember growing up and seeing all of the “Neighborhood Watch” signs around town? What was that about? It was a team of people trying to get together and say, “Be on the lookout.” But two people could be watching the same thing and both see something different.

For instance, one customer witnessed a hit and run in front of their business. They were so bothered by it, understandably, that they didn’t want to watch the playback from the security camera footage. So, we remotely took a look at it for them. Our customer stated that it was a white truck who was responsible for the hit and run. It was red. They said it came from the left. It came from the right. The point is, they were so impacted by the event, that they missed what actually happened. This is human nature and has been studied for years by the criminal justice community and psychologists. We just don’t see what our brains tell us we see all the time.

So for a residential neighborhood watch, let’s imagine a neighborhood has 200 houses. If just 1% - 10% of those houses get a camera system in their driveways, someone is going to be able to tell you the make and model and time of when vehicles enter and come back out of the neighborhood. That’s priceless in terms of helping a neighborhood stay safe.

All parents want to be able to observe their children while in daycare or school. So much so that they are willing to pay more per month to be able to do so. This has led to daycares providing a video feed as an add-on service that they can sell to clients.

The academies and daycares give each parent a login where they can virtually enter into the specific room their child is in and observe them throughout their day. The ability to access any time brings trust and peace of mind.

Daycare security cameras are also huge liability reducers and management tools that are extremely beneficial for staff. If someone sees a situation that could have been handled differently, they can bring the teacher in and show them the actual footage and say, “This is what your voice sounded like when you talked to this child. This is a voice that is yelling and there is a difference between yelling and having a stern voice.” This in itself creates a safer, unparalleled environment for the children that you can’t really obtain without quality surveillance. Everyone is happier. The teachers, the parents, the children, and the management.

Much of this also applies, for some people more so, to fur babies! Doggie daycares, animal boarding facilities, and cat hotels have installed security cameras to keep pet parents tuned in while at the office or on vacation.

You are paid to protect other people’s most valued treasures. That means Grandad’s schooner, the original Mustang, and entire homes of furniture between moves. You have a huge responsibility and a security camera system is mandatory.

When we visit a storage location to determine their needs, one of the first things we do is go over the target areas of where they feel like they’re the most vulnerable. For automobile dealerships, marinas, and storage facilities, this includes the entrances and exits to capture everything from the color of someone’s shirt to license plates. Access control in these areas is obviously critical and you want to be able to capture images of anyone with bad intentions.

We bring our expertise to the table and say, “We can get this shot, but have you also thought about this shot at this angle?” and we merge it together with their needs and what we feel is most secure. After seeing the layout and understanding the heartbeat of their business, we share a variety of options for protecting their valuable inventory.

Churches are major parts of our communities where we gather for fellowship and praise. Church security systems are a newer but large demand in our industry. Churches have the need for surveillance due to the sheer amount of entrances and exits, and they also want to be able to offer live feeds of Sunday school rooms, daycares, classes, and sermons.

But again, one of the primary issues with churches is the amount of doors they have. When service starts, they go from an all open environment, to wanting all the doors closed. A lot of the churches will have someone go around locking doors, so that’s where access control would be great. Or, at a minimum, have cameras on the exterior to show all of the doors and see who is going by. One person can then monitor one large area.

ICU Security’s experience with church surveillance and church video live feeds means we can come up with solutions others may have missed. We also know how to help you get the most out of your systems and show you ways to use it that go beyond just monitoring. Get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to show you how a security camera system can work for your church.

Retail has always been a top industry for security cameras and surveillance due to the risk of theft. However, it’s also popular for the potential of working with employees with audio and instant feedback. You can monitor transactions and interactions for proper messaging and customer service and train on the spot for corrections. This is where ICU Security goes above and beyond to help owners and management fully utilize the scope of the system - for training, monitoring, and theft prevention.

Nine out of ten times, before someone breaks in, vandalizes, or steals from a location, they have been there before. This means that they have already thought about what they are going to do. They have come in, looked around, and made a plan. This is why it’s extremely important to deter criminal behavior on their first visit.

Once someone decides to break in, or vandalize or steal, it's too late, they're going to do it. That's why we strongly suggest having a television that shows the person when they walk in, when they first see themselves, and they realize that they are being watched. The customers that have followed this advice have had a significant decrease in the problems that they were having before.

ICU Security’s experience in the surveillance business means we can come up with solutions others may have missed. We also know how to help you get the most out of your systems and show you ways to use it that go beyond just monitoring. Get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to show you how a security camera system can work for you.