If you are looking to install security cameras in your building to protect your business and assets the first thing you need to know is that security cameras are NOT all the same. You don’t want to choose the first surveillance system you come across. Why? Because you need to ensure that you are protected with the RIGHT surveillance system, not just any system.

So what do you need to know to get the right system for your needs? We’ve got the answers! Keep on reading to understand the 5 things to consider when looking for security cameras.

Wired Vs. Wireless Functionality

You may have a wireless security camera at your home, and yes, wireless cameras are packed with the latest technology, they may not be the best option for your business.

The one problem with wireless cameras is that you have to charge them. If you have a small building and only one entrance that you need to watch, this type of camera might be okay.

However, if you have a few entrances, places that need to be monitored (cash register, storage, expensive items, offices, etc.) you may find that multiple wireless cameras become a hassle.

If you need more than 1 camera or a medium sized business, a wired surveillance system is the way to go.

With wired cameras, they are all interconnected to one centralized monitoring system.

It is important to note that wired systems do not mean you need to have a security room full of monitors. Now, with advanced cloud technology, you can view your cameras from any mobile device!

Motion Detection or Continuous Recording

Again, when you are looking for a surveillance system, these questions might not be in the forefront of your mind, but then again, that is why you ended up on this article!

If you have a business that has continuous recording throughout the day with customers, deliveries, etc. you will want to consider a continuous recording system. That way you will be able to track what happens throughout the day and not have continual updates that only show 10-15 seconds of movement.

If you are only tracking who comes in and out of a door, or if you need to be alerted when someone arrives at the dock, a motion sensor will be ideal.

Low Light And Night Monitoring

There are cameras that don’t record well in low light. If you don’t need a camera that captures movement at night or in dark spaces, you won’t need to worry about dark light capabilities. If you do need nighttime monitoring you want to make sure that the surveillance system you’re installing has the camera quality to record in the dark. These cameras will have full color camera recording, even in the dark. It isn’t the green, grainy quality that you might think of when you think of night vision cameras. Our Premise security systems offer this type of monitoring!

Consider A Professional Consultation

When considering installing commercial security cameras, consider first, having a consultation completed by security professionals! You may think you need to be looking for one thing, but having a professional review your facility or land, may lead you in a completely different direction!

A security system professional (like us!) will be able to identify blind spots, areas where cameras should be installed and what type of cameras will be most beneficial for your building and type of business.

Ready To Install Security Cameras? Schedule A Consultation With ROI Technology Systems Today!

If you are ready to take your security and surveillance to the next level, it’s time to set up a free consultation with our team at ROI Technology Systems.

Along with our state-of-the-art surveillance system installation and management, we also offer next-level telephone and communication systems, electric vehicle charging station setup and management and more.

Let us help you bring your small or medium sized business up-to-date with the latest in technology and surveillance systems.

To learn more about our business and how we can help you, read our other articles, like our most recent, Cloud Security Vs. Premise Security.