Safety is a priority for any business owner, and having CCTV camera video surveillance is a surefire way to increase the security of your property. While many people choose to invest in security alarm monitoring, sometimes security alarm monitoring doesn’t satisfy all of your security needs — however, bolstering your alarm system with the addition of video surveillance will take your building’s overall security to the next level.
While a video surveillance system may seem like a significant investment up front, it offers invaluable security and peace of mind for business owners and employees alike. Still not sure if you should invest in a video surveillance system? Keep on reading to find out how video surveillance can benefit your business.
Most businesses run on a predictable schedule, making it an easy target for those looking to break-in after hours. Having a security guard present 24/7 isn’t feasible for most businesses, which is where video surveillance comes in. You can keep an eye on your property at all times, without having to spend an arm and a leg on physical security guards to be patrolling your building. Also, guards cannot be in multiple places at once. Let your surveillance system maintain 100% coverage of your facility at ALL times.
In addition to keeping your property safe and secure after hours, 24/7 video surveillance will give your staff members a sense of security when exiting the property. Whether they’re the first one to arrive or the last one leave, they’ll have peace of mind that they’re not totally alone. With cameras recording activity around the clock, there’s no way that you’ll miss the goings on around your property.
It Reduces the Number of False Alarms
When you’re able to keep an eye on your business at all times, you’ll be able to identify false alarms and save resources. Intrusion alarms such as the activation of door contacts or motion detectors can sometimes be triggered by instances that don’t require emergency assistance, which can deplete both time and resources. Instead of immediately prompting the authorities, building management and/or personnel can view a live feed of your security cameras and determine whether the situation requires action on your part, or the authorities.
It’s Cost Efficient
We know what you’re probably thinking — how is investing in a video surveillance cost-efficient? While it may be an upfront investment, there’s no doubt that you’ll see a return on your investment. When your business is equipped with a video surveillance system, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of internal and external theft. By deterring thieves, you’ll save inventory and avoid unnecessary expenses. Less theft means more profit for you, but it’ll also benefit customers; your business will remain healthy, and the on-the-shelf inventory can levels can be maintained properly.
So, now that you’ve learned why having a video surveillance system is beneficial you’ll need to find out which type of system is right for you.
IP Surveillance Systems
Today’s IP-based surveillance systems are both cost-effective and offer high quality video. Additionally, IP-based systems are scalable, making it ideal for growing businesses. IP systems may be equipped with a wide-range of predictive video analytics which can be used to drive real-time alarm notifications and/or ease investigation of recorded video. Some examples of video analytics include: detection of motion or smoke, count people, and even track certain colours.
Why Choose Fire Monitoring of Canada?
At Fire Monitoring of Canada (FMC), we can design a custom video surveillance system for your property. Our knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives will visit your property to conduct a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll work with you to develop a video surveillance system that meets all of your needs, and that stays within your budget.
In addition to installing new IP surveillance systems, we’re able to service most existing camera systems. With extensive experience working with different systems, our certified technicians can add, enhance, and resolve issues with existing systems.
Give your property the protection it deserves, and call Fire Monitoring of Canada at 888-789-FIRE (3473), email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below for a consultation today.