Concerned About The Security Of Your Commercial Property? How Installing A Surveillance Video System Can Help

If you own a commercial property, you are likely to have concerns about the potential for your property to be targeted for theft, vandalism, or other crimes. While posting guards has proven effective in helping to reduce these types of crime, the costs related to utilizing security guards can be difficult for many commercial property owners to afford. Commercial property owners who have either experienced issues with vandalism or burglary or want to lessen their risks of doing so may find it helpful to explore commercial surveillance video installation. 

What is surveillance video? 

Surveillance video equipment, including all types of cameras, recording and transmission equipment, allows commercial property owners to view their property remotely as a deterrent to crime. For a small commercial building, cameras at exterior doors and ground floor windows capable of either continuous or motion-activated recording and transmission can be an affordable option to allow owners, managers, or security personnel to monitor activity around the clock. Those who own or manage larger or more at-risk commercial properties may decide to use surveillance video options throughout the building or complex in conjunction with an on- or off-site security staff to help prevent crime or help to identify potential criminals who attempt to vandalize or burglarize the property. 

How is the surveillance system designed? 

Since each building is likely to be different in design and layout and subject to different threats, video surveillance system installers will first meet with the building owner or manager and tour the building. During this tour, areas or conditions that create security risks will be noted and mapped, so that the most suitable surveillance equipment can be used. For example, corners and larger areas may require cameras capable of providing 360-degree images while more restricted areas may only need a standard camera. 

Areas that do not have reliable lighting may be outfitted with thermal imaging cameras or utilize motion-operated lighting systems to help ensure that image quality is sufficient for identifying anyone who is illegally present in the area and intent on committing theft, vandalism, or other crimes. No matter the building design or size, commercial video surveillance installation experts will help commercial business owners select the right cameras, recording, and transmission equipment needed to protect the property. 

If you own a commercial property that you fear will soon be targeted by vandals or burglars, discussing your concerns and situation with a reputable commercial video surveillance installation company is an important step in protecting your property. 

For more information on commercial surveillance installation, contact a company near you.