Irrespective of whether you have a small start-up or have years of experience running a thriving business, security would still remain a priority concern for you. In the case of businesses, having a good surveillance system not only helps you check crucial equipment, but it also helps the workforce to be diligent and careful as well. Not to forget that when the office hours are done, there’s still a decent bit of security in place when everyone has left to their homes.
Primarily, people can invest in two kinds of security cameras for business. In the case of institutions like hospitals, hotels, vaults or banks, CCTVs are the norm. A Closed Circuit Television or a CCTV system is local bound, has quite a hefty expense attached to it and will need professional help in setting it up. The advantage of these systems mainly lies in the fact that they are protected from external network attacks to a great extent. Recordings and footage are stored locally and are less prone to data theft. However, CCTVs don’t offer great resolution in video and most often do not support audio capture either. The wiring and cabling of each camera on the system and the recording devices account for a lot of expenditure that might not be viable for every business.
On the other hand, wireless security cameras are very cost effective. They need almost no time in setting up and mostly need a good Wi-Fi system and an accessible power outlet to keep them running. The footage that is captured can be stored locally on microSD cards inside the cameras or can be auto-uploaded into a file server on a regular basis. Many wireless security cameras also come with a two-way audio interface that lets you speak to the person on the other end of the lens. In addition to that, every camera can be controlled via an app available on the Google Play store or the Apple AppStore. Apart from functions like controlling the tilt and pan of the camera, some even come with movement alert options. These can be particularly useful in businesses where the risk of security is higher. In case of any movement detected by the camera, the recording starts, an alert is sent to the phone on which the camera app is installed and the footage is also sent to the device. This greatly reduces the risk of theft, burglary or vandalism at the workplace.
Whatever your choice may be, always remember that the placement of cameras is very important in your place of work. Cameras that monitor normal entry and exit points, covering the entire floor and keeping a watch on obvious blind spots like turns, corners, and pillars near them will prove to be good for your business. There are quite economical wireless cameras available, but choose the ones that come with an extended service warranty and that are resistant to humidity and temperature changes. That way, the systems can keep working longer and you can continue to enjoy the benefit of a sound surveillance system.