Over the years I’ve been keeping my customers informed on what I’ve been working on through my Current Project page (http://www.wwbeds.com/Current%20Projects.htm). I post pictures there and then give a little description of what I’m doing (that is, when I had the time). Sometimes I would go a few days without posting any pictures, but would always catch up.
I have always wanted to show a live video of the shop, but didn’t think that was possible unless I forked out big bucks with my own server. Until now. I’ve found a way to get our security camera onto our website. This is great because I can give my customers something fun to do…. see if you can find you furniture. It’s a “Where’s Waldo” type of thing. (since the posting of this, I’ve added a description at the top of the video page on what I’m working on) It also allows me to monitor the activity when I’m in the office or on my day off. It also allows me to prove that I really do get a lot of work and get there at 6 a.m., sometimes earlier. I do have to move my nap time from the work bench to somewhere off camera. Just kidding.
It may not be the most beneficial thing, but you have to admit it’s really cool. The customers may not be able to make out if I’m working on their furniture or something else. Hopefully it’s something interesting for them to check out. Even when I upgrade the camera, I’ll try to keep up the photos and descriptions. Speaking of photos did you see my new helper?(http://www.wwbeds.com/june07pictures/PDR_9.JPG)
I plan on upgrading the camera system. I started using a wireless system, which had a lot of interference. I just hard wired a new camera and plan to add good quality audio soon.
Let me know how you like it. Is this something that only I’m excited about? I’d like to know so send me some feedback.
-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1