It is now easier than ever before to set up a surveillance system to make sure that your business stays safe. Here are some tips for when you get everything ready to install your new system.
1.) Make Sure To Avoid Legal Issues
Let’s say that you are setting up a camera outside to monitor the lot of your business. If your camera has a good view of the sidewalk and street, that is totally fine because you are allowed to film in public places. But where things can get a little bit tricky for you is if your camera is placed so that it can see into someone’s house or private property. It’s best to avoid those situations all together. So make sure you only view what you need to.
2. Pick The Features That You Need
You can spend any amount of money on a camera or renting a camera that you want. They come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. If you are using your camera to just monitor in real time then there isn’t much reason to pay for a camera that records for hours and hours. But at the same time, if you’re aiming to protect the business that you have built from the ground up, you don’t want to skimp out and get the cheapest camber that you can.
3. Figure Out Where The Cameras Are Going
Setting up a camera for outdoor use can be a bit more complicated. You wont be able to access power sources as easily and you will have to rely on a Wi-Fi connection. If external security is your main priority then these extra steps are just a fact of life that you can’t get around, but setting up cameras indoor is much easier if that is all you realistically need.
4. To Record Or Not?
One of the best things about surveillance systems is that you can monitor what’s going on in real time from your phone or tablet. But if you are in need of a recorded feed that you can review at any time, then you need to make sure that you spend a little bit more for the feature. This isn’t generally a huge concern, as most cameras offer the choice of recording or not, but you should always check to make sure that the camera can do what you need it to and not have to kick yourself later for not spending a few extra dollars.
5. Check for mobile support
One of the best features a camera can have is letting you view it’s feed on your smartphone. This is vital, so make sure that the camera you choose is current, up to date, and offers some sort of mobile support with iOS or Android. If your current system does not offer this feature, then I would highly recommend an upgrade as soon as possible. You won’t regret it!