It goes without saying that security should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind, especially business owners; after all, how can you be profitable if your assets aren’t protected? Security is imperative for any line of business, but most business owners have trouble figuring out where to start. Luckily, technological development has led to a variety of efficient ways of implementing a reliable video surveillance system within your business and most are more intelligent and effective than they’ve ever been before. Not only that, business owners now have access to incredibly reliable video surveillance systems at affordable prices.
Choosing a Video Surveillance System for Your Business
The only hard part when it comes to video surveillance systems is figuring out where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few things you should look for when considering which video surveillance system your company should go with.
What You Want From Your Video Surveillance System
With so many options available on the market, understanding which video surveillance suits your needs best can be difficult. Effective video surveillance systems should provide you with intelligent video integration – which we will talk about later in this post – to help identify threats and, in the event of an emergency, create alarms based on those threats.
Your system should also have the ability to track individuals as they approach, enter, and/or leave the premises, as well as assist with on-premise loss prevention measures and reduce the threat of fraudulent claims to help ensure employee productivity.
Above all, the best video surveillance system for your building or facility is one that is designed and engineered to meet your specific needs.
Clear Video Footage
Before deciding on which video surveillance system your company will go with, it’s important to consider the environment that you plan on installing your video system in. Surveillance cameras are most effective in well-lit areas. You always want to ensure that your surveillance camera will have a clear, identifiable image. You don’t want to cut any corners, and grainy video footage will not do anything for asset protection or occupant safety.
As a general rule when purchasing a new video surveillance system, black-and-white cameras will always offer superior low-light imaging at a higher resolution for less money, but to ensure a sharp image, you will want to obtain cameras that can record at least 720p HD. Yes, video clarity will cost you, but this is one of the most important considerations to remember when searching for security cameras.
Safety is the number one priority for all work environments, but another important thing to consider when choosing a video surveillance system is where the footage will be stored.
As some organizations continue to rely on a diversity of tools to make work environments as safe as possible, centrally stored video surveillance footage has proven to be one solution that is the most beneficial.
With a centralized video surveillance system, all footage is stored in a centralized security office rather than just in the individual cameras. Having a centralized video surveillance system also provides your company with an opportunity to simplify any existing security operations, business-wide, while also not having to spend extra money from your budget to upgrade your existing security system.
Above everything else, a centralized security system will assist in providing your company and your employees with absolute security and safety.
Integrated and Reliable
Last, but certainly not least, one of the most compelling reasons to consider a new video surveillance system is not only the improved system integration capability and reliability but also the fact that most modern systems can be integrated with any existing security protocols.
Buying surveillance cameras doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to buy a brand new video management system to actually access the footage. Luckily, however, new security industry standards have helped in minimizing the challenges many once faced when choosing and installing a new system.
Having an integrated and reliable video surveillance system with existing access control systems allows the security footage to be captured at all entrance and exit points while also allowing users to view, manage, and control the surveillance system of multiple buildings from a single program and interface.
TED Systems has partnered with some of the most well-respected video surveillance companies in the world to offer high-quality products to our clients including:
- March Networks
Contact our security experts to discuss your video surveillance needs today!