An operating license is one of the prerequisites that home and business owners have to consider when searching for security camera companies. Property owners should only hire companies which have valid, current state licenses. Unfortunately, not all companies are licensed to operate in Nassau County. Besides, having a license from another State doesn’t mean that a security company qualifies to operate in other states or jurisdictions.
Why should security camera companies be licensed?
Expertise: A valid license is a sign that a security camera company has the necessary expertise, training and equipment to carry out CCTV installation and maintenance works. Licensing is a great way to eliminate quacks from the industry since the companies have to undergo scrutiny from the licensing body. In addition, it is only a professional company that would be willing to pay the fees required to obtain a license.
Regulatory Compliance: A security camera company needs a valid, current state license in order to operate within certain jurisdictions. The license acts as proof that a company understands the specific regulatory guidelines and requirements that are meant to prevent the misuse of CCTV installations and other security systems. For instance, there has been raging debate over the use of surveillance cameras in public areas, with critics arguing that the cameras intrude on people's privacy. As such, licensing becomes vital in ensuring that security camera installations are done within the regulatory framework to prevent such violations.
Consumer Protection: When seeking a license, companies are required to submit various records to the licensing body for scrutiny. Consumers can use these records to verify the legitimacy of the security camera companies operating within their locality. In addition, consumers are allowed to file complaints regarding a company’s unethical practices to the state licensing authority. As such, one can determine a company’s reputation by looking at the history of complaints filed by other consumers.
The Benefits of hiring I-Tech Security
I-Tech Security is the leading NY State Licensed Security Company, and the only security camera company in New York that is locally owned and operated. The company serves the NYC Metro area, Long Island and the surroundings.