When it comes to video surveillance for your business, there are a lot of different factors to consider. What type of system do you need? What features are important to you? How much can you afford to spend? These are all important questions that need to be answered before making a purchase. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the key things you should look for when choosing a video surveillance system and how our team at Businets can help you find the perfect system for your business.
Why Should You Invest in a Video Surveillance System
There are many reasons why video surveillance can be beneficial for your business. Here are some of the top ones:
- It provides a sense of security for employees and customers alike, which means people will feel safer on your property than they otherwise might if there were no video cameras around.
- It acts as a deterrent to would-be criminals, as they will likely think twice about attempting to rob or vandalize your business if they know that it is being monitored by video surveillance cameras.
- It can help you keep track of what’s going on in your business even when you’re not there. This can be especially helpful for businesses with a lot of activity, such as retail stores, restaurants, and bars.
- It can help you investigate incidents that have occurred on your property. If something does happen, you will have video footage of the incident to refer to in order to help with the investigation.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Video Surveillance System for Your Business
However, when it comes to choosing the best video surveillance system you shouldn’t make your decision based on what is the cheapest option. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding what video surveillance system is right for your business:
Recording Frame Rate
One factor that you want to take into consideration when deciding on your business’s video survallience system is the frame rate. Frame rate is measured in frames per second (fps) and refers to how many video frames are displayed each second. The higher the frame rate, the smoother video playback will be on your video surveillance system. A typical video camera records at 30 fps while some of our high-end models record up to 120 fps!
Price and Warranty
When it comes to price and warranty, you’ll want to consider how much you’re willing to spend on video surveillance for your business as well as what type of warranty the system includes. Most video surveillance systems come with a standard one-year warranty, but some companies offer longer warranties. Be sure to ask about this when shopping around for video surveillance systems.
Camera Resolution and Field of View
Another important factor to consider is camera resolution and field of view. Camera resolution is measured in megapixels (MP) and refers to the number of pixels that make up a digital image. The higher the camera resolution, the clearer the video will be. Field of view is measured in degrees and refers to how wide an area the camera can capture video footage from. The wider the field of view, the more video you will be able to see on your video surveillance system.
Storage management is another important factor to consider when choosing video surveillance for your business. You want to make sure that you have enough storage space available on the video surveillance system so it can record video footage without running out of room over time. Some video surveillance systems only offer limited amounts of memory while others offer unlimited storage options (but these may cost more).
The video surveillance system you choose should have a variety of camera models and lenses to meet the needs of your business. Some video cameras record video footage in color while others only record video footage in black and white (monochrome). The type of video camera you need will depend on whether or not there are certain colors that need to be captured for video footage. For example, if you have a retail store with brightly colored clothing, you’ll want to choose a video camera that records video footage in color.
The Video Recorder’s Compatibility with Cameras
Another thing you’ll want to consider when choosing video surveillance for your business is the compatibility of the video recorder with the video cameras. The video recorder is the device that stores and plays back video footage from the video cameras. Not all video recorders are compatible with all video cameras, so you’ll need to make sure that the video recorder you choose is compatible with the video cameras you plan to use.
Indoor and Outdoor Compatibility
You’ll also want to consider whether you need an indoor video surveillance system or an outdoor video surveillance system. Some video cameras are designed for both indoor and outdoor use, while others are only designed for one or the other. If you need a video camera for both indoor and outdoor use, be sure to choose one that is weatherproof and can withstand harsh weather conditions. If you only need video surveillance for indoor use, then an indoor video camera will work just fine.
Cloud storage is becoming more popular among video surveillance systems. Some video cameras have built-in cloud storage capabilities that allow you to store video footage in the cloud for easy access from any device. However, not all video surveillance systems offer this feature so be sure to check with your provider before purchasing one of these types of video cameras.
The video surveillance system you choose should also have lighting capabilities. Lighting is important for video cameras that are used in low-light settings (like at night). The video camera should be able to produce a clear image even when there isn’t much light available. Some video cameras have built-in infrared (IR) lights, which allow them to produce video footage even when there isn’t much light around.
If you need a video surveillance system that can also record audio, be sure to choose one that has audio sensors. Audio sensors allow the video camera to record sound along with the video footage. This is important for businesses that need to capture both video and audio evidence for legal purposes.
Whether it is Wired and Wireless
Some video cameras have to be connected with a wire in order for them to work. In fact, most video surveillance systems today require video cameras that must be connected by wires in order for the video footage can be recorded and played back on computers or other devices. However, some video cameras are wireless and can be connected to the video recorder without any wires. If you’re looking for a wireless video camera, be sure to check that the video recorder you choose is also wireless.
Motion Detection and Analytics
Some video surveillance systems also include motion detection and analytics. Motion detectors are used to detect movement and send a notification when there is any type of movement in the video camera’s field of view. Video analytics allow you to analyze video footage for specific patterns, objects, or people. Some video analytics can even be used to identify faces in video footage. This is important for businesses that need to keep track of who is coming and going from their premises.
Let Businets Help Install a Video Surveillance System for your Business
If you’re not sure which video surveillance system is right for your business, let Businets help. We offer a variety of video surveillance systems that are perfect for businesses of all sizes. We also have experts who can help install the video surveillance system for you and configure it to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our video surveillance systems and how we can help you keep your business safe.