Every building has some kind of security. It may be an armed guard, metal detectors, alarms, security gates and possibly many other security devices. They all serve one purpose – to keep the employees and visitors of the building safe and secure.
Surveillance security cameras are usually part of the security program. If not they should be. Here’s why. A security camera can give you more flexibility and greater coverage capability than just about any other asset you may have.
A guard for example can only be in one place at a time. A high speed PTZ camera can literally be watching many places at once. Consider a security camera to solve some of your internal and external security needs from shoplifting prevention to room security to employee security even parking lot security
A security camera can be an even better deterrent than a burglar alarm or a security guard. A camera can be used to identify the bad guys catching them red handed indoors or outdoors.
There are several categories of building security cameras. We’ll review 3 types: IP cameras; complete security systems and high speed PTZ dome cameras.
IP cameras have a huge advantage over most security cameras in that they can be viewed from anywhere in the world via the internet on an IP address. IP cameras can plug directly into your computer or DVR. Up to 16 cameras can be supported with the software. Indoor and outdoor models are available.
Complete security camera systems have amazing capabilities. Everything is included to monitor external security on buildings, common areas and parking areas. Of course you can use them for indoor use as well. They can have anywhere from 4 to 16 cameras. Some systems are wired some come wireless. A 4 channel USD DVR system is available starting at around $ 500.00
When you see a system like one of these it is clear you are being watched.
High speed PTZ dome cameras are the most sophisticated security gear there is. They have full pan tilt zoom (PTZ) capability with great resolution and magnification and a fabulous zoom lens that varies by brand and model. Some models adjust automatically to changes in light and object distances with 360° continuous monitoring.
If you have a vandalism problem in your building or parking lot this is the baby to catch them.
Security cameras used to be a luxury for homes and businesses. Now they have become a necessity. Insurance companies will give you a discount if you have a good security camera system for your building too. No matter what type of building you own you need a security camera for it.
Jack Krohn owns ‘Security Solutions’ and has written over 400 articles on self defense and home security.