If you’re thinking about bringing in or updating an existing security camera system for your
company, you will already probably know that there are a number of considerations that you
will have to think about. A new system will have to fall within your budget constraints, will take
time to install and there are many different types of cameras and systems that you will have to
To make everything a little bit easier, we will take you through the considerations that you will
have to think about regarding CCTV systems for your company so that you will be better
informed when making an ultimate decision.
The Effect on Your Business Insurance
Using a CCTV system for your business might just enable you to save money on your current
business insurance. Many insurance companies will offer you a discount if you can prove that
you have installed and are using a compliant CCTV system on your premises. This is why it is
important that you speak to your insurance company first and foremost so that you understand
what the requirements are for you to be able to receive these discounted offers.
Once we know what these requirements are, we can give you the appropriate advice on what
system to use for your business that best matches those requirements and of course, your own
The Different Types of Cameras
Not all cameras are the same and you’ll find that there is a wide variety of them to choose
from. Some are designed for specific purposes such as for recording at night, recognising and
reading license plates, can be controlled manually by manned personnel, are hidden cameras,
or simply basic dome style cameras that are ideal for small spaces.
Depending on your needs, you will have to make sure you understand the pros and cons of
each type of camera. You will then be able to determine whether they suit the purpose that
you want a CCTV system installed in the first place. Of course, you can always take a look at our
CCTV installation page or get in touch with us personally if you wanted any advice on what
might be the best setup for you.
Will You Want Monitored Cameras?
Depending on the nature of your business, you may require cameras that are manned on a 24/7
basis. Sometimes simply recording is not enough and you may need to have a team of people
who are tasked with watching the cameras to ensure that they are on hand at the precise
moment a criminal is doing something that he shouldn’t be.
Recording crimes have its benefits but sometimes you need to be able to catch people in the
act and with monitored systems you can do this. These will not be for everyone but if your
business is one that requires the real-time security processes, monitored cameras are the way
What Backup Options do You Need?
Another consideration is that of how much storage you will need for backups. Generally, DVRs
or NVRs are going to provide you will ample space for any backups of recordings and these will
literally just require you to plug in an external hard drive, backup your data and then take that
drive offsite with you. This ensures that your recordings are safe at all times and you will have
plenty of space to be used over time.
If you require even larger amounts of space for your backups, you might want to consider using
some cloud storage instead. Cloud storage is the most secure as your backups will be kept
online rather than just on any physical devices. You will need to have a very fast internet
connection for this type of storage and backup option, however, as uploading large files will
certainly take a lot of bandwidth.
Get in Touch!
If you have any questions regarding CCTV or other security options that you could make use of
in your company, you really should get in touch with us so that we can give ou our own expert
advice on what would be the best solution for your business. We’re always happy to help and
will do our very best to give you and our business the ideal solutions.
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