Custom Remote Video Surveillance — What Questions Should I Ask a Security Company?

Posted by Amy Hite on December 11, 2017

A security company can design and implement a custom remote video surveillance system for a property. There are certain questions property managers should ask before the process can begin. Here are just a few:

Can You Use My Existing Cameras?

If your property has existing IP cameras, a custom remote video surveillance system can integrate them into their monitoring server. Be sure to ask if the pre-owned cameras are covered under the new video surveillance system's warranty or they could be costly to repair.

What Type of Service Do I Need?

Every commercial property is different and so are its security needs. Look for a company that has experience in your industry and will work with you to understand your requirements.

How Responsive Is Your Company?

If you experience any problems with your security system, it is important that you work with a company who delivers timely responses to your concerns.

What Type of Technology Will Be Used?

Security needs are constantly changing. Criminals are getting smarter and are altering their tactics. How will your security company use technology to protect your business? It is important for a custom remote video surveillance system to easily update and upgrade over time to keep up with technological advancements.

Do I Need to Upgrade My Lighting?

There’s no doubt that good exterior lighting can help security cameras provide better monitoring environments and sharper images. Additionally, a well-lit property can help discourage criminals from entering your premises in the first place.

Should the Public Be Notified that They Will Be Recorded?

Various cities in the United States require businesses to notify the public about recording. Some security companies give signs to post around the commercial property. Not only do these signs let customers and employees know they are being recorded, they can also deter criminal activity. Criminals don’t want any evidence of their wrongdoing.

Consult a lawyer for specific requirements in your city.

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Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact Stealth today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.

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