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As the owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that every aspect of your business is protected. You need to protect not just your property, but also your employees, inventory, and customers. Digital video surveillance can help you with this. Read on to know how!
Whether you want to protect your employees, inventory, or property from miscreants, locking the doors of your business property/facility will never be enough to protect your business assets. So, how do you protect your business then? You protect it with video surveillance, and we’re talking about just any video surveillance, rather we’re referring to digital video surveillance. What is digital video surveillance and how can it safeguard your business? Let’s find out.
What is Digital Video Surveillance and What Makes It Better Than an Analog Surveillance System
It won’t be long before grainy surveillance systems are only part of the history books. Digital video surveillance has arrived, and it is ready to take over the world of surveillance. Unlike video surveillance that operated on analog technology and was cumbersome, digital video surveillance represents a breakthrough in monitoring and security for businesses everywhere.
In addition to the above, it takes only a few hours to install digital video surveillance systems, and there are several benefits for businesses that make the switch from an analog surveillance system to digital video surveillance. Before we get into the advantages of digital video surveillance, let’s look at why analog surveillance is no longer feasible for businesses when they can have a better option available in the form of digital surveillance.
Analog surveillance systems require each camera to have its own dedicated coaxial. Thus, massive amounts of coaxial are needed in the installation of an analog systems for video surveillance. Not only does each camera that is part of the analog system require its own dedicated coaxial, it is also requires its own power supply. And, the problems do not end here. Each camera must also be connected directly to the digital video recording device. What this does is limit the cameras you can add to the ports on your recording device.
Making things worse, the images produced by the analog surveillance system are unclear, grainy, and blurred due to low resolution of the cameras. On the other hand, digital video surveillance allows you to expand your system through different ways, including using switches and other equipment for the purpose. And, the best thing about this extended network is that it does not affect the quality of the images produced, they are always high resolution. Following are some of the major reasons to install a digital video surveillance system for your business.
Discourage Thieves and Other Miscreants
Do you want to discourage thieves and other miscreants from entering your facility, stealing your assets, vandalizing your property, and/or causing harm to your employees? If yes, then you are well-advised to install a digital video surveillance system for your business right away.
Companies incur losses worth thousands, and even millions of dollars each year due to theft. The good news is that this can be overcome by appropriately placing security cameras throughout the business facility, which is exactly what happens in the installation of a digital video surveillance system.
Ease of Installation
Compared to analog surveillance systems, digital video surveillance systems are easier to install and maintain. Not only are these surveillance systems easier to install and maintain, they are also easier to use. Installation of these systems generally required placing the security cameras, a smart phone or camera, and internet access. Yes, that is all that’s required!
Additionally, if you are interested in saving old video feeds for your business, then you have the option of cloud storage or a large hard-drive, which isn’t available with analog surveillance. Best of all, there’s no need for the massive amounts of wiring typically required by analogy systems to work. This can save space, time, and money.
Improved Storage and Accessibility
Digital surveillance improves the storage and accessibility of your footage. All the footage capture by your cameras is stored by the digital video surveillance system on digital video recorder (DVR) systems, which have generous storage space. What this means is that you can store more surveillance footage with digital than you can with analog.
With digital video surveillance, real-time monitoring of your business becomes possible. This can be extremely useful as it allows any authorized employee to continuously track critical areas of the business. And, they can do this from a computer, a smart phone, or tablet from anywhere and at any time.
In addition to the above, multiple sites can communicate with each other using the same network, and they footage capture by the camera is accessible via the internet.
Remote monitoring is one of the most ignored advantage of digital video surveillance. Provided you have internet access, it allows you to monitor your surveillance feeds activity no matter where you are in the world. This makes digital video surveillance a highly integrated surveillance system. The best thing is that you can perform this remote monitoring from a smart phone, a laptop, or a tablet. Simply login to your system using any of these devices to access archive footage or view live streams of your facility.
Reduced Costs and Improved Productivity
Compared to analog systems, digital video surveillance systems are cheaper to install. They also require less infrastructure and produce higher quality images. You can store the video files without using any fancy equipment for it and you can view and track the footage from several different devices.
Additionally, digital systems are extremely scalable. Unlike analog systems where you need to install all cameras at once, you can add cameras to the system as you need them, and they can easily be added to the network that exists. All this leads to reduced costs and improved productivity for your business.
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