A security camera system is a no brainer for any business that operates out of a brick-and-mortar location. Cameras are a crucial step in securing the surrounding area of your business. They deter would-be criminals but also provide peace of mind for anyone who wants to monitor the daily activities of their business. Security cameras are so ubiquitous, they’ve become an easy aspect of security tech to overlook in terms of advancements, but with the advent of cloud-based technology, security cameras are now cheaper and easier to install than ever before both inside and out.
Wireless Security Cameras
It’s no secret that wireless IP cameras have become all the rage in the consumer market. Companies like NEST and Blink have made monitoring your home easier and more affordable than ever before. IP (Internet Protocol) cameras don’t require a localized recording device, just a local wireless network. But these convenient monitoring devices aren’t just ideal for civilian use, they’re making comprehensive surveillance accessible for all types of businesses.
Whether you’re a small business that can’t afford a full CCTV system or a larger business with multiple properties and you want one system to handle it all, wireless IP cameras are an easily installed solution for multiple problems.
While it may sound dystopian, a degree of employee surveillance can be useful for your business. Being able to monitor who is entering and leaving your facility, and where they go when they’re inside is a big plus for overall security.
Facial recognition technology within your surveillance system also makes access control more seamless. Without the need for fobs, keycards or passwords, employees can enter and exit safely regardless of what’s on their person.
With traditional CCTV systems, camera footage was recorded on site and saved either on tape or in a digital database. If a company had the funds, the CCTV footage could be monitored live by security personnel. Both of these approaches have their issues: storing the footage requires space, while live monitoring can be extremely expensive.
IP cameras offer live streaming to a variety of devices, so you can stay up to date in the event of a security issue, or you just want to check up on your business. The majority of these systems also offer easy video playback right on your device.
Cloud-Based Platform Integration
As we’ve discussed recently, the Cloud is revolutionizing how we operate and host a variety of security and data systems. The benefit it brings to the surveillance arena is the ability to wrap up all of your security concerns into one easy to use system. You can now combine your video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection and intercom in one single platform.
With fewer systems to manage and contracts to sign, these integrated systems mean less cost and confusion for your business.
Need a Comprehensive Security Camera System for Your Business?
Whether you’re in the market for a new wireless IP camera system or a traditional CCTV network, Customer 1st Communications can take care of the install and setup regardless of your business size.
Contact us today to discover what camera system is best for your business and receive a no-cost, no-obligation quote!