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What Are the Best Questions To Ask a Security Company?

Posted by Amy Hite on Dec 14, 2017

A security company can design, implement, and monitor a customized video surveillance system for your residential, shopping center, industrial, or other type of commercial property. Property managers and owners should security specialists should ask certain things before the process begins.

Here are some questions you may want to ask a security company:

Can You Use My Current Surveillance Cameras?

Does your property already have working IP security cameras? A customized video security system may be able to integrate them into a new monitoring server. It’s important to ask your security specialist if your pre-owned surveillance cameras will be covered under warranty or how much it will cost to be repaired

What Kind of Services Does My Property Need?

Every commercial and residential property will have different kinds of surveillance needs. Work with a security company that has experience with your industry. An industry security specialist will work with you to identify your requirements and weaknesses.

How Responsive is Your Security Company?

If your video surveillance system experiences any issues, it’s important to have a security company that can deliver timely responses to your concerns.

What Kind of Technology Will The Security System Use?

As time passes, commercial security capabilities are changing. Criminals are getting smarter. They are altering their tactics. What kind of technology will the security company use to combat criminal activity? It’s is crucial for a surveillance system and video analytics to update and upgrade over time, to keep up with technological advancements.

Should I Increase My Lighting?

Without a doubt, additional lighting can help outdoor surveillance cameras capture and stream better security video. Also, a well-lit commercial and residential site can serve as a deterrent against criminals. Criminals do not want to be seen. A well-lit property can make a criminal avoid a property.

Should I Tell the Public That They Are Recorded?

Cities across the United States and Canada require businesses to inform the public that they are being recorded. Different security companies will give clients signs to post around commercial and residential sites. Physical signs can inform employees, customers, and residents that they are being recorded, but they can also deter criminal activity. As stated earlier, criminals do now want to be seen.

Stealth Monitoring is the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth’s proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Our remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact us today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth website to see real arrest videos at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.