When digital security cameras first hit the market, costs where high. Many business couldn’t afford or justify the cost. However, as with any technology, with continued advancement the market levels out, making better technology more affordable. Today’s security cameras require less infrastructure (think fewer wires) than in times past. What’s even more, digital cameras produce higher quality images with various views (like wide angle and panoramic) allowing for fewer cameras to cover the same space. Unlike older analog security camera systems, as your business grows, adding cameras is a cinch and can be done quickly, saving on labor and other timely expenses. In fact, digital surveillance has proved to be more cost-effective in the long-run. Yes, you’ll still have an initial upfront cost for the design and installation of your new or upgraded security cameras but it might not be as much of a hit to your pocketbook as you think.
2. superior quality & clarity
Have you ever been watching the news on TV, and find yourself squinting at the screen attempting to make out the unrecognizable individual from a pixelated security camera image? While it's very admirable small and local businesses are protecting themselves with security cameras, staying up to date with technology is equally important. Security cameras have improved by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Just think about how advanced your cell phone camera has become in just the last couple years. High resolution IP, and even 4k HD security cameras are producing impressively clear images even when movement is a factor. In times past, zooming in on details only made the image worse, but now high resolution is allowing even the smallest details to be uncovered. Something that can be indispensable in high risk areas where image quality is key.
3. simple storage & remote access
Many analog surveillance systems use tape recorders to store video footage (insert sound of a vintage VHS tape re-winder here). These systems have very limited video storage and are difficult to access. Digital video surveillance systems store footage on a DVR (digital video recorder) allowing for ample storage space. What’s more, DVR’s connect to the internet to allow remote access. Just think, you’re a business owner and you’d like to check in on things while vacationing in Cabo. No problem! Simply login to your surveillance system anywhere you have internet and check in on things back home. While the type of storage unit and features such as remote view may seem trivial, their presence can create possibilities and quickly prove to be irreplaceable.