Audio and video surveillance systems are becoming
customary in both residential and commercial properties. It’s
no longer suspicious to have security
cameras along with a keypad at a gated home as part of your
home security system.. Or an entire surveillance system
monitoring how often employees surf the net on the clock at
work. The investment in a surveillance system
helps to save money in the long run by preventing vandalism,
burglary and also preventing companies from investing thousands
of dollars in lazy employees. Also, colleges and schools can
stop crime from happening on their campus as well, especially
during time of hazing from fraternities and sororities.
You might already have a surveillance system with CCTV
cameras or a home security system but would
like to expand or replace some of the surveillance equipment
including surveillance cameras with new technology
to meet your individual needs. You will need to research and
figure out if you need to have spy
cameras that can zoom in and out, handle all weather conditions,
perhaps even be placed inside items as wireless cameras where
they will be inconspicuous, such as stuffed animal or hidden
inside a light or fire alarm. If you are investing in high-resolution
surveillance cameras, you will also need a DVR, or digital,
monitor to handle that type of television lines you will receive,
versus one you get through an analog system, where a VCR and
a regular tape are used.
How many surveillance cameras you need and exactly where you
would like them places is also important in choosing what type
of surveillance system and how advanced of
a system you will need to purchase. Take into account the square
footage of your residential or commercial property and ask an
expert on their thoughts. Set a budget and stick to it, but
make sure you place in your budget whether you will have a personal
installation of your video surveillance system.
With CCTV surveillance equipment, as well as many other types
of surveillance systems, the lenses on a security camera
determine how wide an image is created and how much light is
actually let in and are usually sold separately from the camera.
You can also reuse the lenses with other CCTV
cameras – it does not have to be the same type.
A complete video surveillance system can help
your home or business become safer, leave you with a peace of
mind, and if it’s a commercial property, run more efficiently.
The benefits are truly endless – reducing shoplifters,
catching potential thefts within your company or home, having
evidence in perhaps a lawsuit case that could be filed against
you or in case of an accident, and increases security. Remember,
if a person sees a camera, there immediate reaction is to look
around and become cautious. This will help you sleep safer at
night knowing you are investing in protection for your future.