Applied Business Technology (ABT) Security Systems is estimating that 40 percent of all security cameras in businesses throughout Australia are not working correctly. 

Problems assessed included cameras not working at all, insufficient video storage capacity, poor image quality, poor camera placement and inaccurate date and time synchronization, the press release said. 

"This isn't just small businesses either," said Reg King, CEO of ABT Security Systems. "Some of the cameras we assessed are within major corporate, retail and warehousing sites. Certainly businesses you would expect had better control over their security systems." 

According to the release, many of the problems found with the cameras were not major issues in and of themselves, but "point to a wider malaise within both security companies and business." 

"Putting it simply, most people and companies don't really give a second thought about security once they have any form of security system installed, until it is too late," said King in the press release.