Video Surveillance Systems in Elgin

Video Surveillance ElginEvery business, from the various Laotian restaurants and stores throughout Elgin to the Grand Victoria Casino, worries about theft and loss prevention in one way or another. With significant growth of the 110,000 people already in Elgin as well as people coming and going along the Metra Milwaukee District/West Line, security has become more relevant for Elgin businesses. That’s why it’s important for your peace of mind to install video surveillance for your business. Without the power of a quality video security camera system ensuring the safety of your business every day it may be difficult to determine what happened if the worst was to occur. With the rapid growth of the city along the Fox River becoming a reality, being able to provide new customers with the best experience possible is becoming something that every Elgin business must concern itself with. This quality service partially comes through managing loss prevention. Computer Power Systems is able to provide you and your customers with quality security camera systems that can ensure the safety and security of your business, your employees, and your customers.

While having security personnel on premises is important, they can’t be everywhere at all times. Cameras, on the other hand, can track any key points in or around your business all day, every day, without so much as a blink. With CPS-installed video security, you can be sure that your business is safe from crime and disaster no matter the type or size of your business. Security cameras can not only deter theft by just being seen by would-be thieves, they can also help prevent disasters like fires and floods by possibly helping you see the beginnings of a potential disaster and stop it before it gets out of control.

Choosing Your Surveillance Cameras

When it comes to security camera systems, it’s important to choose the right one at the right price. While both types of video security camera systems have distinct advantages, both will be able to protect your business from potential crimes or disaster.


Cable surveillance systems, much like basic cable television, utilizes physical cables to transmit data over distances. They can be very cheap and extremely high resolution but can be messy and, since they are dependent on physical means of transmission, namely cables, they can be less reliable than wireless. There is also the potential difficulty of repositioning them if they need to be moved a significant distance.


Wireless cameras remove much of the clutter and location drawbacks of cable surveillance cameras by simply having no cables. If you feel your security cameras would be better utilized in a different location or if events like remodeling cause you to need to re-locate your current cameras, it’s significantly easier. Unlike cabled cameras, wireless solutions are slightly more expensive and tend to be lower resolution, but technology for both cable and wireless security systems is growing and developing as fast as the city of Elgin.

About CPS

The city of Elgin has allowed us to serve them for over thirty years, and for good reason. Our team of specialists not only expertly installs all kinds of security systems and can give quality advice on installation and systems to purchase, but they also provide customer care above and beyond what you would get elsewhere.

Our offices are located in Grayslake, just 40 miles from Chicago and you can contact us with any questions or concerns at (800)762-7672 or (847)528-1600. We look forward to working with your business to improve your security systems.

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