Surveillance and security is a prerequisite for running a business without having to worry about thefts and vandalism. Surveillance systems took a huge leap as it moved from its poor quality grainy videos to the clearer and sleek looking digital format. The digital video surveillance systems are helping billions of businesses across the world keep their offices and manufacturing units safe and under constant surveillance.
If you are still using the near-obsolete analog video surveillance systems then it is time to upgrade to its latest digital version. However, even before you go gung-ho over the idea, here is a list of advantages that a digital video surveillance system offers. This will help you to understand what you have been missing till now:
#1 Minimizing losses due to vandalism and theft:
This is one of the primary reasons why you had opted for the old video surveillance system but if the captured images and videos are blurry then recognizing the faces of miscreants and vandals will become even more challenging. However, when you are opting for the digital video surveillance system, you will be able to store more images and videos. The more important feature is that the images and videos are sharper and clearer. You will be able to zoom on the images to get a closer look at the faces of perpetrators. Even the security agencies and police will find it easier to nab the criminals.
As a business owner you will be able to press charges against the criminals and prove your case in the court of law without any doubts. Incriminating evidences can be easily drawn once, you learn about the identity of the trouble makers.
#2 Quick installation and better implementation
Installation of analog systems involved higher number of equipments whereas the digital video surveillance systems use only a few hardware equipments that can be installed without any hassle. You will be able to complete the installation of cameras and viewing consoles with minimum wiring. Installation can be carried out by almost anyone and you might only require little help from the technicians provided by the vendors. Effective monitoring of the surveillance area is possible and the video feeds can be streamed to any location you desire. Your security team will find it easier to record the feeds and can even store greater amount of surveillance feed in the form of digital files.
#3 Remote Monitoring
The latest video surveillance systems come equipped with IP cameras whose feed can be streamed on any device, including tablets or Smartphones. The video feed from the latest IP cameras can be streamed to any device that has an internet connection. You will just need to log in to your surveillance system from your tablet or Smartphone and receive the feeds. Monitoring the surveillance area will be a cakewalk when you know that you can catch a glimpse of all the events occurring within your office, factory or warehouse premises.
#4 Lower costs and Higher scalability:
Digital video surveillance systems are less expensive than the analog equipments. The reason is simple – you need to make only a small investment on the infrastructure to operate the digital system. The wide viewing angles offered by digital video cameras automatically decreases the number of cameras needed to cover a greater surveillance area. Thus, you are able to cut down on your initial investments.
Higher scalability is another big advantage offered by digital video surveillance. If you wish to put more space under surveillance, you can easily do so by connecting new cameras at strategic locations. You will neither need more wiring nor will you be compelled to invest more money.
#5 Distributed Intelligence
Security footage covered by the digital video surveillance systems can be used to pick specific events and movement patters. The security department will be able to get alerts in case the cameras pick up suspicious or unnatural movements. Thus, security personnel do not need to sit in front of the monitors throughout the day.
At PhoneAM, we have the knowledge and experience to prepare a blueprint for your shift to VoIP. Call us today and we will guide you through the whole process.
PhoneAmerica Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced telecommunication systems for small and large business environments. A total service company, PhoneAmerica serves as a single point of contact for today’s growing communication needs, offering a wide range of telephone equipment, wiring, surveillance systems, telephone cost accounting systems, and voice processing systems.
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