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How to Choose a Video Surveillance System for Your Business

March 25, 2019

Security camera installed at the entrance of the apartmentSecurity is a priority for any business owner, and a video surveillance system can keep a constant eye on your goods and facility while you’re away from the premises. Video surveillance not only prevents theft and vandalism by the mere presence of visible cameras, but it also provides evidence if a crime is committed. Maryland Security Professionals specializes in providing businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic region with customized, cost-effective business security systems. Get the tools you need to protect your most valuable assets.

Digital Cameras Linked to the Web

Many business owners want to know if it is worthwhile to replace their analog system with cameras that are connected to the web. Internet-connected cameras, also known as IP (Internet Protocol) cameras, offer a number of features that analog systems do not, making them the superior choice for businesses seeking a modern security solution.

IP cameras are much more powerful than analog cameras, delivering much crisper image quality and an improved field of vision. IP cameras also feature options once only available to large companies with big budgets. The web-connected features of an IP system, such as mobile notifications and automatic motion sense recording, make it ideal for protecting particularly sensitive areas. Some systems even allow a direct connection to local law enforcement at the touch of a button, so you can address an issue the moment it develops. You can also store captured video in a dedicated recorder or in the cloud, enabling security professionals and law enforcement to review footage whenever necessary.

Indoor/Outdoor Cameras

Another important consideration when choosing a camera system is the planned surveillance location. Many security cameras are made specifically for indoor use, and are not designed to stand up to the elements. Business owners looking for a way to monitor their exterior spaces should be sure to choose weatherproof outdoor cameras that are sealed to prevent water, dirt, and debris from impacting performance.

Lighting Level

When installing security cameras at your place of business, our seasoned security professionals will take into account the typical light level at the surveillance site. Cameras that capture footage in what is known as “low light infrared” use special LED lights to illuminate an area, and while the light is invisible to humans, it allows the camera to view the space. A higher number of infrared LEDs means enhanced visibility and greater suitability for use in the dark.

Let Maryland Security Professionals Help Safeguard Your Business

A modern commercial security system has other components that are influenced by the particular layout of the premises, the type of business you run, and the actual physical location. The investment you make in safeguarding your premises is an insurance policy that more than pays for itself relative to the risk you assume without one. Maryland Security Professionals offers free consultations to local business in Baltimore and other commercial hubs in Washington, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia. We will answer all your questions and help design a system that delivers exactly what you need to safeguard your livelihood. Call today and we will help you find a security solution you that fits within your budget.

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