Why Does My Business Need Surveillance Cameras?

There are many reasons to protect your business with Surveillance Cameras, but we will start with the main reason; deter crime before it happens. Many people wait until something happens to decide to invest in cameras to protect their business. While having Surveillance Cameras on the inside and outside of your property won’t guarantee zero crime, it can go a long way toward providing a very strong deterrent.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte performed a study on criminals that got caught breaking and entering homes and businesses. 83% said they would try to determine if a security system was present before attempting a break-in. Among those who discovered a security system’s presence during their attempt, only 13% said they would still try to break-in. Pair these statistics with the benefits listed below, and it is clear to see why investing in Surveillance Cameras is a smart decision for your business.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERA BENEFITS
  • Enhances safety and security for your employees and customers

  • Greatly reduce the possibility of break-ins and theft with a visible deterrent

  • Greatly reduce the risk of vandalism with a visible deterrent
  • Improved employee productivity and business operations

  • 24/7/365 peace of mind knowing your business is always being monitored

  • Can help avoid fraudulent legal and workman’s comp claims with video evidence

  • They are cost-effective and scalable as your business needs and requirements grow

  • Can be used in conjunction with a monitored Burglar Alarm System to verify break-ins and increase police response times

SURVEILLANCE CAMERA FEATURES
  • Infrared night vision and low-light viewing which is good for picking up unwanted nighttime activity

  • Motion sensing allows cameras to record only when movement is detected

  • They are capable of high-definition resolution, which allows for better image details

  • They can pan, tilt and zoom to give you a better view of what is happening in your building

  • They are available in many different shapes and styles, like easily seen or covert, and you may require both

  • Modern cameras can be accessed and viewed from anywhere in the world on your phone, tablet, or computer

  • When paired with a digital video recorder (DVR) or network video recorder (NVR), you can record footage and store it for the length of time you choose

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What Are the Main Classifications for Commercial Cameras?
ANALOG

Analog cameras have been around the longest and are commonly found in pre-existing systems. They are inexpensive, but they also do not have a very high image quality. They require coaxial cable, and the wires limit the distance the cable can run without additional equipment. They work by transmitting the image back to a recording device like a digital video recorder or DVR for short.

ANALOG HIGH DEFINITION

Analog High Definition or just referred to as HD cameras, is an improvement over traditional analog cameras. They have significantly better image quality, compatible with newer and more advanced DVRs, and have color and night vision capability. As their name implies, you can capture HD quality images (1080p) and see much more detail in your recordings. HD quality images can be beneficial when you need to identify intruders or verify the details of an office disagreement or worker’s comp claim. Another advantage of HD cameras is that you will not incur any additional cabling expenses as they can utilize the same coaxial cable as their analog predecessors.

INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP)

IP cameras are a substantial upgrade in features and image quality from both forms of analog cameras. The IP stands for “internet protocol” and utilizes an ethernet cable (or wireless network) to transmit the signal back to a network video recorder (NVR). (We will go into more detail about storage later on, so stay tuned.) They are easy to access and view from anywhere, have higher image resolution, and provide data like motion detection, facial recognition, people counting, spatial distance (aka social distancing), and temperature screening solutions.

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