There is no denying that CCTV systems are incredibly effective when wanting to protect both domestic and commercial premises. They have been the first choice for homeowners and business owners alike for many years now and no matter what your security needs may be, it is highly likely that a CCTV security system is able to meet them. Whilst for residential properties, it can be fairly easy to find the perfect CCTV camera systems, when it comes to finding business CCTV systems, it isn’t always as easy.
Nowadays, there is such a vast range of different security cameras and systems on the market and when wanting to protect your business, it goes without saying that you will need to ensure that you’re opting for the most suitable solution for your individual needs. To help any business owners who are interested in having a commercial CCTV system installed, we have put together a list of things to think about which should, in turn, help you to choose the best possible surveillance system for your premises.
The type of cameras you want
You may have noticed that there is such a vast range of different types of cameras available, such as; HD CCTV cameras, colour cameras, black and white cameras, day and night cameras, infrared cameras and many more. The first thing to think about is the type of cameras you’re interested in, so ensure you’re looking into all available options.
If the cameras will be inside or outside
Typically, security cameras play a key role in monitoring security both inside and around buildings, yet it is your decision whether you’d like cameras inside or outside, or both. Think about your business and whether it would be beneficial for you to have a 24/7 view of both the interior and exterior of your business premises.
Which areas you want to monitor
Ensure you’re thinking about the specific areas you’re wanting to monitor too. Not only do you need to know exactly where you require a view of for camera placement, but it will also help you to figure out how many cameras you’re going to need in your business CCTV system. You may find that some large areas require multiple cameras, so bear this in mind too.
Whether you’re wanting them to be discreet
The surveillance cameras available vary in design and you will find that some are much more discreet than others. Think about whether you’re wanting the cameras to blend in perfectly with the surrounding environment or if you want them to act as a visual deterrent as well. You may find that you want different things depending on the placement of the camera.
If you’re interested in having audio
Often, business CCTV systems simply provide a visual live stream, however, they can be created so that they provide audio too. Think about whether you’d be interested in being able to hear those who are in a specific distance from the camera. You may also want to consider whether you’d like to be able to speak to people via the cameras as well.
Whether you’re going to integrate the system
It isn’t uncommon for businesses to integrate their CCTV systems with other security systems that they have at their premises. So, if you already have additional systems, consider whether you’d like CCTV installers to integrate them and, if you don’t, think about whether there are any other systems you’re interested in having to increase your organisation’s security.
Installing business CCTV systems
Hopefully, by taking the time to think about everything mentioned above, you will find it easier to narrow down the market and choose the best CCTV camera system for your business premises. It is fair to say that it is always worthwhile carefully considering all of your individual requirements before purchasing a security system of any kind and it will help you to ensure that you’re designing and installing the best possible system, which is beneficial for a number of different reasons.
If you would like to speak to a professional security company about business CCTV systems in more detail, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team here at the EA Group today. For many years now we have been assisting those who are in need of comprehensive reliable security systems and we have established a reputation as an expert installer and service provider for CCTV systems. We will gladly provide you with our expertise in the bespoke design of business CCTV systems and you can trust that you’re in the best possible hands with us.