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Video Surveillance for Business

Why You Might Want an After Hours Video Surveillance System for Your BusinessFebruary 18, 2015

With the continual increase in crime levels across the country, business owners have a lot more to worry about than just their profit margins these days. To help provide increased peace of mind after hours, it’s highly recommended that you consider installing a video surveillance system in conjunction with your regular business alarm.

An Ideal Theft Deterrent

A would-be burglar will usually not be willing to break into a property if he or she knows that there are surveillance cameras on site because they are aware of the fact that they can (and usually will) be observed and positively identified when apprehended. An added advantage of some of the more up-to-date business alarm systems and cameras is that they can record continuously. This means that any and all after hours activities can be recorded, provided that the correct hard drive and other associated equipment have been installed as well.

Remote Surveillance

As a business owner, you will want to do everything possible to protect your assets. Many of the newer cameras and their associated recording systems are able to be remotely synchronized with smartphone or any other devices that have access to a reliable internet connection. This enables you to monitor any activity that takes place after hours, even if you are on vacation a few hundred miles away or have to be away from the property for an extended period of time. It also means that your alarm system and cameras can be monitored by your security company – without the need to hire additional security personnel at your premises.

Reduce Insurance Premiums

An added advantage of using camera systems to monitor your business property after hours is that most insurance companies will be willing to provide you with some sort of discount in exchange for doing this. The amount of discount received will depend largely on your insurance company, the area your business is situated in and whether the cameras are being monitored 24 hours a day by a reputable security company or not. The aforementioned factors will also determine the amount of discount you will receive on your premiums – it can be as little as 5% or it could even end up being as much as 30%.

Points to Remember

When purchasing surveillance cameras for your business, it is important to spend as much as you can comfortably afford. This will provide you with the best possible quality cameras, which will in turn serve you well in the event of a burglary. Higher quality cameras will provide a far clearer image resolution, which means that you will stand a far better chance of being able to positively identify a suspect. These cameras are normally also equipped with night vision capability, which enables positive identification to be made at any time.

Once you have had security cameras installed around your business, you will be rewarded with peace of mind in knowing that there are eyes monitoring the property and all activities taking place around it – regardless of where you may be at the time.


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