Chesapeake & Midlantic | 06/25/15 03:38pm
In my years as an integrator, we had approximately two requests, ever, for covert cameras.
How much residential did you do versus how much commercial?
This is why I keep finger paints around. You just never know...
Silva Consultants | 06/26/15 04:03am
I know of private investigators who keep covert camera kits in their inventory so that they can quickly deploy them when requested by a client. I also know of at least a couple of corporate security departments that keep covert kits on hand so that they can be quickly installed at sites that are having problems. So I think that the concept is at least somewhat valid.
Several years back, one of my corporate security buddies installed a covert camera at a construction site that was having major theft problems. The covert camera and video recorder were installed in a job box at the construction site. The next thing stolen was the job box that contained the covert camera and recorder.... my buddy had a hard time living that one down for quite a few years.
As Michael suggests... maybe you/we just don't get these requests because customers don't think to ask us when that emergency arises.
Just think though, if you have a handful of these beauties ready to go, and just by chance, field a couple of requests for them and come through in a pinch? Word on the street becomes that you're the go-to guy... someone posts on Facebook, "Hey, I need a covert cam like, YESTERDAY!", and someone replies with, "Ethan hooked my buddy up when his store was getting hit regularly, give him a call!"
We have one customer that requests covert work and normally is something that we get a call for in the afternoon and it needs to be installed that night. It sounds like fun but its more of a pain becuase you never know the environment which the camera will be installed so it's always a challenge and everything is custom.