Are You Looking To Install A Camera System Inside Your Business? Factors To Consider When Selecting Cameras

Posted on: 23 November 2017

Camera systems for businesses serve many purposes. They can be used to prevent theft, to catch criminals in the act or to monitor employees. If you are looking to install a new camera system in your business, there are many decisions you need to make in regards to the cameras you select. Here are a few of the factors to consider as you select a cameras for your business. 

How Clear the Image Is

One of the factors to consider when you are selecting a camera is how clear the image is. If you are using the camera system primarily to catch criminals, you want a system that displays quality images. Without a quality image of a suspect, it can be hard to catch and/or convict the individual based on the images that you catch with your camera. 

Whether You Can Monitor the Cameras Remotely

Another factor to consider is whether you can monitor the cameras remotely. Most camera systems now allow you to access the cameras remotely from your home or even your cell phone as long as the cameras are connected to wi-fi in your store. If your alarm system has been triggered, you can take a peak inside your business and see if it is a false alarm. Or you can check to see if an employee has showed up to work. 

If the Cameras Are Obvious or Concealed

When you are picking out cameras, you will notice that some cameras are very obviously cameras. Others are concealed to look like lights, domes or even items in your store. If you don't want employees or criminals to know you are monitoring them, you may want a camera system that is concealed. However, in some states it is illegal to record people without letting them know. In this case, picking obvious cameras and posting a warning may be a better choice. 

If and How They Record

The last factor to consider is how the cameras record. Many cameras download information to a cloud-based server, where it can be accessed. But some systems still use CDs or DVDs to record on. Research the pros and cons and then select the option that makes the most sense for you. 

There are so many different types of cameras available that can be used in a business. If you are not sure which type is right for you, sit down with a security company that sells cameras. Tell them what your budget is and what your needs are. They should then be able to guide you toward a camera system that meets your needs and makes the most sense for your business.