Commercial Security Systems: Top Features to Have In Your Surveillance Cameras

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Commercial Security Systems: Top Features to Have In Your Surveillance Cameras

28 February 2017
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Whether you have a small business or a large corporation, security is paramount. Luckily, your security system can be as simple or as complicated as you would like, as there are a multitude of features that you could choose to incorporate into it. One of the main features that tends to be a staple for most commercial security systems is surveillance cameras. Nevertheless, simply purchasing surveillance cameras and mounting them will not ensure that you have beefed up the security of your premises. There are a number of features that you should consider to make the most out of these cameras. Below are some of the top features to have in your surveillance cameras.

Network capable cameras

In this digital age, people will view footage on an array of devices. However, if your cameras do not have state of the art technology, you may find that the footage recorded appears different from one device to the next. For instance, you may be able to view the footage clearly on your computer but find the footage appears different on your smartphone.

To contend with this, you should opt to invest in network capable cameras. These are designed with an encoder, which functions to convert the footage into digital format. Once your surveillance footage has been digitised, it can be broadcast to any device and viewed without any problems. As long as your cameras are internet enabled, you can view live recordings from your cameras on handheld devices, on smart televisions and more.

PTZ feature

PTZ stands for Pan Tilt Zoom. This feature allows you to change the position of the camera's lens to capture footage in an assortment of angles as well as perspectives. With the PTZ feature, it will not be necessary to invest in numerous cameras for your property as one stationary camera can cover a wide scope for you. Simply ensure that the cameras you do purchase will be able to overlap their individual scopes so as to prevent the chances of any blind spots on your property.

HD cameras

Another important feature to consider when purchasing surveillance cameras is having high definition capability. It would be pointless to have surveillance cameras that can be susceptible of recording grainy footage, especially in low light environments. In the event of a security breach, it would be quite difficult to make out any suspects. With high definition, your cameras can record stunning footage, which allows you to make out even the smallest details. The higher the resolution you can get for your surveillance cameras, the higher the clarity that will be afforded to you.