Security Cameras for Florida & West Palm Beach Area
A security camera system basically consists of a number of security cameras, a digital video recorder to record the cameras, and the wiring and connectors to connect it all together.
Your choice for each camera in your system will depend on whether you want to install it inside or outside, what size lens you need, the resolution (the higher the resolution the clearer the image), whether you need infrared for nighttime viewing, and the mount type (do you need to mount it on a wall, ceiling, pole, etc.) and of course, your budget.
For your Business
1. As a deterrent
Someone is much less likely to try to break the law, lie, or steal from you if they know they are under video surveillance. This goes for your customers as well as your vendors and employees. People are much more likely to be on their very best behavior when they know their actions are being recorded. Your employees are more likely to be on time and to follow all of the company’s safety precautions for example.
2. For evidence in case something does happen
There is no better evidence in court than good quality surveillance video (make sure your DVR is set up for date and time stamping) to help prosecute or defend a case. Many businesses and businessowner communities are setting up cameras to record license plates as they enter and exit the property. This type of video evidence is used all the time in the courts.
These days business owners are using their surveillance video more often to protect themselves from liability than against crime. Video surveillance can prove that safety precautions were taken and policies were followed, or not. Recently we had a customer who had a terrible fire at his warehouse. Several camera views of the event were provided to his insurance agent helping to speed up his claim and quickly get him a check to begin rebuilding.
3. To help resolve questions or conflicts
Being able to playback recorded video on your security camera system can help resolve all kinds of issues. For example, we recently had a customer complain because he said he was at our door at 8:30am when the shop should have been open but no one came to the door. We were able to look back at the video and see that the customer was actually at our door at 8:10am and left just a couple minutes later (before our 8:30 opening time). Another example is when a package or tool goes missing – you can view the video and find out who walked off with it. Being able to playback video has helped us on many occasions avoid the “he said, she said” situation and get to the truth of the matter.
4. Affordability and Availability
Good quality security camera systems are much more affordable these days than they used to be. In the past a business owner would have to choose between a quality system and an affordable system but no more. Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and cameras are much better quality than they were 5 years ago and at a fraction of the cost. Video and audio files tend to be very large but data storage and high-speed bandwidth is readily available and affordable now. And portable devices such as IPhones and BlackBerrys provide access to the security camera system like never before.
5. Peace of mind
As a business owner myself I can attest that nothing beats the peace of mind that you get from being able to view your business when you’re away from your office. This is especially true on those occasions when you get that dreaded call in the middle of the night that there is an alarm going off at your business. Almost always these are false alarms and this is easy to verify by viewing your camera system remotely. Not only can this protect your peace of mind but it can also save you a trip to the office in the middle of the night! Often times it’s not so much what you see on your remote surveillance that matters as much as what you don’t see; the building is not on fire, thieves are not packing everything you own into the back of trucks, and your employees are not sleeping on the floor of your conference room because they lost their apartment. When you can view your business remotely and see that everything is as it should be, it’s a lot easier to relax and enjoy your precious time away.
So… Do you think you need a security system?
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5 Common Mistakes
1. Buying cheap equipment
There is plenty of poorly made equipment on the CCTV market these days. We know this because we reject 90% of the manufacturer samples that come across our test bench. If you buy the cheapest equipment on the market you are more likely to have poor image quality, missing features on your DVR and poor quality on low light.
2. Not having enough cameras
Not having enough cameras or a poor camera system let the crook get away. When we design your system we make sure you have all your bases covered. Camera can view entries and exits, cash registers, counters, hallways, stairways, driveways, garage doors, parking lots, loading docks, and each exterior side of the building.
3. Using one PTZ camera to cover too large an area
PTZ (pan / tilt / zoom) cameras are great because they allow you to remotely move the camera up-and-down and side-to-side and to adjust the focus (zoom) in and out. So theoretically you can cover a lot of area with one PTZ camera. However, unless the PTZ camera is being monitored by a human it will only be focused on one area at a time just like any other camera.
4. Not having enough bandwidth to view cameras remotely
In order to view your cameras remotely you must connect your DVR to a network and set it up to broadcast to the Internet. The trouble is that homeowners often do not have the internet upload speed to support real-time viewing remotely.
5. Using an analog “wireless” camera system
The name “wireless camera system” is somewhat misleading because although you don’t need wires to transmit the video you still need wires to power all of the components. So, wireless systems do not solve all of your cabling dilemmas.
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