Video surveillance has long been a powerful tool in crime prevention, and the technology has only become more sophisticated with time. Modern surveillance equipment can be accessed all on your own cell phone to monitor a live feed of the premises. Anyone concerned about safety should be using such a system.
It can be hard figuring out on your own what setup is the best for you, but as explained by Bill Brennan of Security, that can be solved by analyzing some common considerations.
Keep Your Security Secure
While the convenience for accessing and using modern surveillance systems is good for you, it also makes them susceptible to attacks. Make sure whatever system you wind up using is encrypted against potential hackers.
Determine Your Vulnerable Areas
Figure out beforehand the exact spots you would want each camera and any difficulties associated with that. Outdoor cameras may require different functionality than your indoor cameras. Assess what you need protected and what setup best provides that.
How Much Storage Will You Need?
The more cameras you have the more space you will need to store the feeds to be reviewed. And depending on how long you want the recordings stored for, you could build up a sizeable chunk of data. Make sure you know your digital storage space needs in advance.
Consider the Environment
This applies to outdoor cameras that may need to withstand extreme heat or cold. However, it also applies to indoor cameras that may be used for settings where there will be a lot of dust or humidity from whatever work is transpiring. Make sure you have devices that can endure your challenges.
A dependable security system is an investment in protecting your assets. Getting a trustworthy setup now is a sure way to avoiding potentially significant costs down the road.
For more details to consider when optimizing your security systems, be sure to read the original article from Security here.
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