Have you ever thought something was one way, learned more about it, and realized it was entirely different than what you first thought? This happens to me all of the time, frequently with books. The most recent example is Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles. Most people read these novels about ten years ago. I didn’t because the first one was once described to me as: “A book based on Cinderella, but the main character is half robot.” After that gripping introduction, which frankly sounded lame, I didn’t read the series when it was first released. I didn’t want to know why Cinderella was suddenly a cyborg or why a beloved fairytale was thrust uncouthly into the sci-fi genre. Furthermore, I tend shy away from sci-fi novels. I think they are hokey and want-a-be fantasy novels. Yes, I know that is illogical, but that is just how my mind works. However, about six months ago, my sister-in-law recommended the series to me, this time with the caveat, “I know they sound dumb, but these books are actually really good.” If that’s not a stellar description that makes you want to read the books, I don’t know what will. Anyways, I decided to give The Lunar Chronicles a try, and I loved them. The series was clever, featured engaging characters and plots, had a villain who was fun to hate, and more. Long story short, I read four books and two connecting novellas in a little over a week. I was utterly enthralled by them, even though the Cinderella character is half robotic. My opinion took a complete 180 after I actually read the books and understood what they were about.
Books aren’t the only thing I do this with. I make false assumptions based on limited information all the time. They are later debunked when I gain more knowledge but it happens with products, people, companies, and more. I even did it with LiveView Technologies (LVT) before I started working here, and I am not the only one.
When I started interviewing for my current position, I knew LVT was a security company, but that was it. I was picturing sales bros and millennial office culture that is rampant in other security companies. Furthermore, I thought LVT provided the typical home security with small Wi-Fi based cameras. However, I soon discovered how wrong I was.
I occasionally help with the company’s social media and hear the business development representatives answer people’s questions. Both of these exposed me to direct questions about what LVT does. Now, most of the people asking these questions are judging us on social media advertisements, which is the equivalent of, “A book based on Cinderella, but the main character is half robot.” Similar to how that statement totally lacks the depth of the characters, the intricacies of the plot, and the weight of the story, our social media ads will never be able to provide an in-depth understanding of our company. It is simply a snapshot of a single benefit, feature, or aspect of LVT.
Some questions are more outlandish (“So do you guys provide Wi-Fi?”) while others ask what our cameras can do. Some people ask if our units can be stolen (we’ve never lost one yet), and still others ask about what results we see after placing cameras. Often, people will see our units in parking lots when they are grocery shopping and they want to know more.
One of the most common questions is if we provide home cameras. The short answer is no. We provide business security camera systems to a variety of industries including retail, construction, law enforcement, infrastructure, and more. While we do partner with some HOAs, high density housing complexes, and other communities, typically we do not provide security for a single home. Our mobile security units are large, weighing more than 1,800 pounds, and are more than 23 feet tall. Oh, and they have flashing strobe lights. Most people don’t want that parked on their driveway.
While it is possible for us to deliver and activate a unit in front of your home, we are more focused on public spaces and industries. For example, the bulk of our mobile video surveillance trailers are seen in retail parking lots, where they are proven to keep bad actors out of the store. They reduce violence, theft, vandalism, and other incidents purely because they are noticeable. Furthermore, they use advanced analytics and autonomous programming to help security forces know when something requires their attention. They help retail stores and law enforcement investigate crimes all in an effort to keep you safer while you shop.
Hopefully, this blog helps you understand a little bit more about LVT and our services. We are an enterprise security company with the ability to provide one unit to a remote solar farm or thousands of units to stores across the country. Our goal is to make the world safer by protecting people and property. In fact, we detect, deter, defend with autonomous safety and security. If you want to find out more about our enterprise-ready security, request a free demo with one of our team members.