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KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS and home safe is critical for peace of mind, as well
as to protect invaluable assets: your family, belongings, employees and products. A few smart steps, using the latest in surveillance technology, can help.
What does security mean to you?
The newest generation of professional-grade integrated surveillance
systems are not only making it easier and more affordable to secure your
home or business with the latest digital video technology, they are also
being designed to serve you in ways you might never have imagined.
The best surveillance systems start by recognizing that your needs and
expectations for security are unique to you and your home or business—and
offer the best range of advanced features available to serve you.
Video surveillance basics
Video surveillance enables you to monitor a person, place or possession
when you’re in another area, in another room or traveling to another country.
For this, you’ll want to choose a system that has high-resolution cameras (for
the best image quality), a high-quality LCD monitor with multiple display viewing options and real-time recording capabilities. It’s important that the system
can be connected to the Internet for remote viewing, playback and control from
any computer, and can be expanded to accommodate more cameras.
Studies have shown that surveillance cameras significantly reduce crime
in a monitored area. Whether you want to reduce the likelihood of your home
being burglarized or reduce “shrinkage” at your store or warehouse, you’ll
want to select a system with multiple professional weatherproof cameras with
night-vision capabilities that can be installed both indoors and outdoors.
Instant notification is key
Being notified when your security is potentially threatened will empower
you to take action quickly. If this is important to you, purchase a system that
offers a video motion-detection feature and can notify you of an alarm event
by sending an e-mail to your handheld device or laptop.
Digital video recorders (DVRs) with advanced video compression technology will provide you with longer recording time, measured in weeks of
continuous recording. For this, choose a system that offers programmable
recording by channel/camera and a security-certified recording hard drive.
The option of easily transferring video footage to an external storage device
via USB will allow you to provide vital evidence to police for investigation and
prosecution of a crime.
One closing note: You don’t have to sacrifice beautiful interior design or
your lifestyle to have professional-grade security. New surveillance systems
offer incredibly thin LCD designs and a new range of performance. A