5 Questions To Ask When Considering Surveillance Systems For Your Business

Jun 25, 2019

When your surveillance system is working effectively, you don’t have to worry about the safety of your property, or your tenants. When it’s not, it’s hard to think about much else.

The problem is, security is always changing. You may be facing new types of threats, or you’re discovering that your old security system simply isn’t cutting it anymore. But as you look around for solutions, it’s difficult to know where to start.

To help make your search easier, we’ve compiled a list of five questions that we always ask our clients. Think about each of the questions below and then take your answers to a qualified security expert. You’ll be ahead of the game and one step closer to finding your ideal surveillance system.

1. What areas are giving you the largest security concerns?

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Today’s surveillance cameras can come equipped with a wide range of analytic tools. From license plate recognition and facial recognition, to thermal heat mapping and people tracking, the best camera tools for you will depend on the type of security concern you’re dealing with. 

2. What type of property is it?

Different types of properties have different needs. For example, an HOA or an apartment building might be most concerned with access control, while an industrial complex or warehouse is more focused on detecting intrusions into off-limits or after-hours areas. 

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Remember, surveillance systems also have business intelligence tools, like heat mapping, which is perfect for retailers who want to know where customers spend most of their time once they’re in the store. Such information is beneficial when determining ideal product placement.

A few of the kinds of properties we’ve served include:

  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Commercial real estate
  • Warehouse
  • Cannabis
  • Manufacturing
  • Waste management
  • Energy plants
  • …and more

3. In an ideal world, what would you like to accomplish with your security system?

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Surveillance systems can range from basic setups that record high-definition footage to integrated analytic systems that pair with remote guard services to prevent crime. In most cases, we can match your loftiest security goals with an affordable, effective solution. 

4. Do you require access control?

Access control refers to the practice of restricting entry to areas of your property to certain people or vehicles. Many residential and commercial properties already use forms of access control like passcodes, key fobs, or key cards.

If you need access control, you’re a great candidate for systems that offer license plate and facial recognition. You can use the technology to allow permitted people into your business and keep out unwanted, unknown intruders.

5. Is there any particular integration we need to consider for your surveillance cameras? (e.g., POS, Access Control, Video Intercom)

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Today’s surveillance systems are more dynamic than ever. We can help you integrate your video intercom systems, access control databases, and other existing on-site technology with your security system. With full integration, your property benefits from top-notch security and high-level business intelligence capabilities.

Once you’ve thought about these questions, take the next step and chat with one of our security experts. They’ll help evaluate your property and your needs and find a solution that’s perfect for you. In the meantime, learn more about the process of choosing a security system by checking out our free white paper: Comparing Security Options For Your Business.