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Commercial Security Cameras: A Business’s Guide

Commercial Security Cameras: A Business’s Guide

A commercial security system is critical to safeguarding your business from theft, trespassing, vandalism, and other crime. A quality video surveillance system can also secure your business from the inside, protecting you from employee theft and ensuring worker safety. If you have decided to invest in a commercial video security camera system there are some things to keep in mind to ensure that your investment is sound and that you are covering all angles of monitoring and observation. Some careful planning before installation can make sure that your video security is working for you. Here is our buyer's guide to commercial security systems.

Choosing the correct video surveillance system and accompanying features can provide you and your employees security during operation and while your business is closed. Paired with competent monitoring services, you will have peace of mind that all you have worked to build and maintain is safeguarded against theft and damage. Consider these features to design the most effective and unassailable commercial security system for your business.

Type Of Camera: 
There are two basic types of security cameras, analog and internet protocol (IP). Analog systems will record a video feed for storage on a digital recorder. IP cameras will transmit surveillance data over a network. Analog cameras are generally more affordable, but the additional features available through an IP camera include zooming capabilities and enhanced fields of vision.

A simple yet very valuable tactic for maximizing the effectiveness of your camera system is the addition of signage. Highly visible signage is a strong deterrent, announcing the presence of cameras and video surveillance to potential thieves

Without an effective lighting plan, the camera technology you choose for your security system might not be optimal. You can choose lighting as a deterrent and as a tool to enhance your recording. And for areas where sufficient lighting is not possible, you may want to opt for cameras with low-light imaging technology.

Intelligent Technology:
Video surveillance is more advanced than ever with smart functions that allow for motion sensing activation, automatic mobile notifications and smart alerts, intelligent zone identification, and more.

Location, Location, Location:
The placement of your cameras is vital. If your biggest surveillance concerns include identifying faces or license plates, strategic positioning will allow you the greatest chance of recording these. Your security requirements may dictate the need for indoor and outdoor cameras. Indoor cameras do not necessarily have to be particularly durable, but outdoor cameras need to be able to withstand weather conditions, dirt, and fluctuating temperatures. To ensure a dependable outdoor setup, check the camera’s Ingress Protection rating (also known as IP rating) to validate its resistance to environmental damage.

To Monitor Or Not To Monitor:
An analog system can allow you to review footage after an incident and aid in investigating thefts or accidents. An IP system has the benefit of allowing live monitoring services that can prevent crime before it happens with broadcast warnings to leave the property and alert authorities to crime in progress. Consider looking for a local video surveillance provider who can deliver 24/7 monitoring. A local service is invested in the community they serve and understands the dynamics of the business location, providing accurate and relevant directions to attending authorities. 

Peace Of Mind: A Top Quality Commercial Security System

A thoughtfully designed commercial video security and alarm system is a strong line of defence against theft, trespassing, and vandalism. Cameras and monitoring can keep your business and employees safe and protect you against costly crime and compensation claims. If you are seeking a top of the line and highly effective commercial security surveillance service in Calgary, Frontline Security is your partner in the fight against workplace crime. After a complimentary audit of your business needs and security concerns we will design a full protection plan, no hidden costs or extra fees. Frontline Security guarantees the highest quality commercial-grade technologies, equipment, and monitoring services so you can rest assured that your business is protected with the most comprehensive security available. For your free, no-obligation quote, contact the team at Frontline Security in Calgary at (403) 291-9311 or fill out our online contact form.


Q: Will a commercial video surveillance system impact my insurance rates?
A: Yes. A commercial video security system can save you money on your insurance .Most insurance companies offer a discounted premium to businesses with reputable commercial security. In addition, a commercial security system, especially one that is monitored, will lead to a lower risk of loss resulting in lower insurance premiums.

Q: How much will a commercial camera system for my business cost?
A: Every business has different security needs so this question can be hard to answer. If you are considering installing security cameras in your business, Frontline will provide a no-obligation consultation to determine the cost of the security requirements necessary to protect your business and your employees. Call us at (403) 291-9311 to book.

Q: How many cameras will I need?
A: The ideal number of cameras will depend on the size of your commercial property, the areas you wish to survey, and the type of camera you choose. Generally, it is recommended that for analog systems you should have one camera per 600 square feet and for IP camera systems you should install one camera for every 1200 square feet.

Your First Line of Defence

Your First Line of Defence

In a world of ever-increasing threats, you need a security company you can count on. We’re that company. Our Calgary-based full-service security company specializes in commercial security solutions, providing large-scale properties and facilities with the protection they need to guard their valuable assets. We also provide residential alarm and video surveillance systems, giving homeowners the peace of mind they need to sleep soundly at night. 

If it’s important to you, it’s important to us. Put us on the frontline and rest easy knowing you’re properly defended.

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You’ve worked hard to build your business or buy your home. Now it’s time to protect them properly and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. Our full-service security solutions can give whatever matters most to you the 360° protection it needs. Contact us today by calling (403) 291-9311 or by filling out the form below and put us on your frontline.

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