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How to Select Your Security Video System

Posted by Amy Hite on Nov 29, 2016

A security video system can augment your current multi-family, car dealership, industrial, shopping center, office, or other commercial property security solution. When selecting security video cameras and monitoring provider look at the big picture, effectively communicate your expectations, and treat your security video system like any other business investment.

Security Magazine released an article that outlined how to select the best surveillance security video system for your business. One factor is your company policy on surveillance video management software. This includes how long video data is stored and how to handle video and data release. If there are no policies in place, a security video protocol should be written and maintained with your legal counsel or consultant.

The final point of this article emphasized the difference between analog and IP surveillance cameras in your surveillance security video system. Analog or CCTV cameras are have been around a lot longer than newer Internet IP surveillance cameras. Analog cameras may be less expensive. But IP (Internet protocol) security cameras typically are higher resolution to view and record higher quality surveillance videos. The price of IP surveillance cameras has decreased since their introduction into the market. IP surveillance cameras are considered more stable and flexible than analog security cameras. Technology associated with IP surveillance cameras enables a far higher level of capabilities, including management, software, Internet access, mobile networking, and integration with other Internet devices, such as NVRs (networked video recorders).

The El Paso International Airport in Texas security video system has a combination of analog and IP surveillance cameras. Gradually, analog security cameras continue to be replaced by IP surveillance cameras. The surveillance video capabilities between the analog security cameras and IP surveillance cameras was substantial.

A representative of the airport said that they were able to see their terminal people walking two and a half miles away. The representative said that they felt comfortable investing in IP cameras. Their current surveillance video management solution allowed them to gradually upgrade their surveillance cameras.

Stealth Monitoring is a security video system industry leader in live video surveillance with over 15,000 video cameras watched nationwide. Stealth proactive video monitoring can detect and deter crime in cities while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator can see unusual activity in real-time, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please contact Stealth today for more information on security video systems to protect your business. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at commercial properties.