Shopping for video surveillance equipment involves more than just sticking a video camera in the corner and changing the tape when it runs out. No business or commercial building should be without a comprehensive video surveillance system designed to protect your employees, your customers and your products.
As the video surveillance system decision maker for your organization, you must decide:
1. How much video resolution can you afford, and will it provide you with the image clarity you need?
2. Will your video monitors be rugged enough to withstand the rigors of weather and vandals?
3. Does your vendor provide excellent customer service and technical support to help you design your video surveillance system and keep it operating?
Buy video security systems with high resolutionWhen you shop for camera systems for your building, you must consider the lighting conditions that will affect your ability to capture clear images of the activities happening around your property. Choose a system that reproduces the best detail and color reproduction for a price that fits your security budget.
Look for video surveillance systems with features that protect them from damageWhen you install your security video monitors, you must ensure that the products you select will continue to operate, even in the face of high winds, rain or a vandal's rock. Consider design features that extend the life of your video surveillance equipment, such as shock-absorbing spring-based mounts and crack-resistant casings.
Select a video surveillance system provider with excellent customer service and technical supportWhether you purchased two used video monitors or a comprehensive state-of-the-art video surveillance system, you need technical support and customer service that can answer your security system questions when they arise.
- Decide if your business needs to integrate its video surveillance system with an access control system. An access control system allows you to determine which employees can gain entry into your business, and when they can enter. Components of access control systems include card readers, ID badges or credentials and a software platform that controls the electronic locks.