No matter the reason behind needing one, installing a video surveillance system you can trust is of the utmost importance to your business. From monitoring potentially suspicious behavior or simply wanting to keep an eye on your company at all times, security cameras have proven to be the clear favorite means of surveillance for most companies. However, with so many options available on the market due to technological advancements, understanding which video surveillance suits your needs best can be difficult.
Effective video surveillance systems should essentially be able to provide you with video analytics to help identify threats and create alarms based on those threats. Security cameras should also have the ability to track individuals as they approach, enter, and/or leave the premises, while also being able to assist the authorities with any on-premise loss prevention measures to help reduce the threat of fraudulent claims to help ensure employee productivity.
Choosing the Right Security Camera Systems for Your Business
While most security cameras for businesses generally operate the same way as one another, there are two types of security cameras that you should seriously consider because of their unique functionality.
What are CCTV and IP-Based Security Cameras?
Let’s start with CCTV
CCTV stands for closed-circuit television. What that means is that a surveillance system transmits the feed of its security cameras to a specific location that is not publicly distributed to outside receivers. CCTV security systems are comprised of a network of security cameras that collectively function and monitor from video feeds on an internal system of monitors. CCTV surveillance systems are often used to monitor large areas such as retail stores, banks, and commercial buildings, but they can also be used in various public spaces, such as parks and highways. Law enforcement professionals also use CCTV surveillance systems to monitor public behavior, traffic patterns and maintain overall public safety.
Next up, IP-Based Security Cameras
IP-Based means security cameras can be turned into digital video cameras that transmit video footage via a computer network. These types of security cameras tend to have better video quality and advanced recording features, such as digitally storing footage using a network video recorder. IP-Based security cameras also have more flexible capabilities in terms of connecting with additional systems because of their wireless and remote viewing capabilities, which means that IP-Based security cameras can be used in a variety of business settings.
So, What’s the Difference?
Well, as both types of security cameras have their advantages and disadvantages, it mostly depends on the needs of your business. However, CCTV security cameras have proven to be the clear favorite for a number of companies. Because IP-Based security systems operate similarly to a computer, they generally require more time to set up to ensure they are working properly and not allowing themselves to be hacked by cybercriminals. IP-Based security cameras also require routine network maintenance, a built-in network video server, and dedicated IP addresses to transmit video surveillance. When it comes to CCTV security cameras, they come with a lower price point, all-around reliability, ease of use, and low maintenance, all of which are positives for any business owner.
Security for Your Business Provided by TED
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With our proven track record of fire, security, and sound system implementation, including code knowledge of IBC and NPFA standards with emphasis on Emergency Notification Systems (ENS) and mass notification, security standards and procedures for crisis communication and active shooter response, as well as government requirements of Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) for DOD projects, TED Systems is your number one partner for security systems in Kansas City.