Choosing a CCTV System for Your Commercial Premises: 3 Things to Consider

If you are looking to improve the security of commercial premises, you should give some consideration to the many benefits of installing a CCTV surveillance system. A CCTV system will provide around the clock protection while also capturing vital evidence of any crime which takes place on your property. When it comes to CCTV systems, there is a range of options available which come at different prices. However, you should avoid purchasing the cheapest CCTV cameras on the market, as these may not offer a full range of features and benefits. Below is a guide to 3 features you should look out for when shopping for a CCTV system.

Wireless Communication

You should ensure that the CCTV system you install on your business premises is fitted with wireless technology. The major benefit of installing a wireless system is that it will allow you to remotely view a live stream coming from the CCTV camera on any wireless-enabled computer, phone or tablet. Being able to check on your property during any time of the day and night can give you great peace of mind. Many apps which are supplied as part of a security system will allow the user to change between different cameras and to zoom in on particular areas of the screen.

Night Vision

Criminals like to operate at night, so when comparing different types of CCTV system, you should always pick one which has infrared capabilities. A video surveillance system which is fitted with an infrared camera will be able to keep a record of what is happening on your commercial property during low-light conditions or the middle of the night.

Reinforced Casing

When buying a CCTV system, as well as checking out the picture quality and the frame rate of the actual camera, you should also take a look at the casing. Cheaper CCTV cameras will typically have flimsy or thin plastic cases. Extreme weather conditions can easily damage the cheap housing on external CCTV cameras. Intruders may also attempt to damage the casing and camera as a way of disabling the security system in your store. For these reasons, you should choose a CCTV camera which in enclosed in water and shock proof reinforced casing. Doing so will ensure that your CCTV will continue to record in any weather conditions and during an assault upon the security system.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact a security expert today.

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My name is Liam and I own a number of retail stores in Sydney, Australia. Last year, there were a number of break-ins at the stores and we lost a lot of valuable stock. Of course, I was able to claim on my insurance but it was a lot of hassle. My friend suggested I contact a security expert so I could get some advice on how to protect my stores. He was a great guy who suggested that I install CCTV, new security doors and have a night-time patrol. Since then, there hasn't been any problem with people stealing from my stores.

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