mar 18 - 2022

CCTV Camera Systems for Business Security

Looking to protect your business with video surveillance?

CCTV camera systems are a great way for businesses large and small to protect their business. They help prevent and decrease loss associated with theft, vandalism or other damages such as a fire.  

This type of surveillance system has been a go-to choice for business security for many years because of their versatility and reliability. In fact, it’s a large part of the integrated security systems we help businesses create.  

While simple in concept, there is a lot that goes into choosing and installing the right CCTV camera systems. If you’re a business looking for more information on CCTV camera systems you've come to the right place. We will help you understand not just CCTV cameras but business security better. 

If you are in the mid-Atlantic region and ready to protect your business now, give us a call for a free consultation. We can speak with you and help you find the best security camera systems for your business. 


Why CCTV Cameras are the go-to choice for Businesses

CCTV camera systems are a classic form of surveillance equipment that have been around for years and for good reason. They are reliable, have a number of applications and have many advantages over other surveillance systems.

Here are some of the reasons businesses choose CCTV cameras

  • It offers 24/7 surveillance.
  • The video can be viewed in real time and also recorded. 
  • There are modern remote surveillance capabilities such as monitoring via a smartphone
  • It runs without the use of an internet connection. (This is important as that can be a vulnerability.)
  • There are many types which allow for flexibility in designing an integrated security system.

By simply having a functional CCTV camera system businesses can potentially minimize losses and deter crime before it’s even attempted. 

Just the presence of surveillance makes criminals think twice. It is a deterrent to crime but can also offer evidence to help identify and find any guilty parties. Cameras can even help protect a business from damages not associated with crime. If actively monitoring, a camera can catch potential problems before they become issues such as a leaky pipe, help customers who may be in harm's way or provide evidence against false claims and staged accidents on the premises. 

As you can tell, CCTV systems offer many benefits to businesses of all shapes and sizes. However, to get the most out of your surveillance system, it has to be properly installed. 


Installation of CCTV Camera Systems

Proper installation of your camera systems is critical. It can affect your camera’s video quality, the overall protection of your business and functionality down the line. The last thing you want to discover after an incident is that your surveillance system didn’t get a proper recording at the most crucial time.

There are two things to consider when it comes to installation: Having the right equipment and the proper setup itself.


Choosing the right CCTV equipment

There are different types of CCTV cameras which each have their own place but also have different applications. This is why it’s important to ensure you have the right setup.

Here are things to consider:

  • The type of camera
  • Video Quality
  • Storage
  • Price
  • Ability to integrate with current security systems

At the end of the day, you want a video surveillance system that functions the way you expect and is user-friendly enough for you to utilize it to the fullest extent.


Proper installation of the CCTV systems

How the cameras are installed is just as important as choosing the right cameras. This often comes down to who is the one installing the equipment. 

Many small businesses attempt to set up CCTV cameras on their own. This option can save businesses a lot of money but can hurt them in the long run if things are not properly installed. 

Here are things to consider when installing CCTV cameras:

  • Security design (i.e. placement and positioning of the cameras)
  • Infrastructure (the physical layer that allows technological systems to function efficiently)
  • Data Integration (where is the recording data going?)
  • Integration with current security systems

Opting to set up your own CCTV camera systems is not an option we recommend. To ensure proper installation and to ensure the best experience, we recommend hiring a skilled security system installation company

They will provide a better installation, have knowledge of video quality, infrastructure, data integration, offer assistance where needed and will test to ensure proper installation of all cameras. 

If you are going to invest in the safety of your establishment, make sure it is installed the best way possible.


Other Business Security Considerations

We’ve discussed the merits of surveillance cameras and most organizations agree that having a surveillance system is important. This is a great step in protecting your business, employees and patrons but there are limitations to surveillance only security. 

Think beyond surveillance cameras in how you can protect your organization.  An integrated security system offers surveillance and prevention. Security cameras in and off themselves are a great deterrent, but what if a criminal is able to bypass the cameras or doesn’t care if they are seen? 

To further protect your business it’s important to focus on other areas of your security. 

  • Fire alarm and other types of alarm systems
  • Intrusion detection
  • Access control
  • Employee security awareness

At Systcom, we believe in a well rounded security approach. We offer CCTV cameras but we also help businesses design integrated security systems to provide cohesive and improved protection for businesses. 

If you want to protect your organization, CCTV cameras are a good start, but consider an integrated system for maximum protection. 

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