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How To Choose a Video Surveillance System for Your Business?

How To Choose a Video Surveillance System for Your Business?

Installing a video surveillance system within your business brings you a sense of security and peace of mind. Live video footage and other features not only protect you from theft and vandalism from outside your business but also within. You will have the ability to see which employees may be stealing from company property, or use the footage to resolve disputes and avoid any potential lawsuits. Technology has allowed video surveillance systems to become more intelligent and effective with features such as: 

  • Motion sensors 
  • Automatic mobile notifications, 
  • Intelligent zone identification.
  • Smart Alerts
  • And More!

There are many options to choose from when it comes to video surveillance systems that can meet the needs of every business. Frontline offers commercial-grade security cameras that can be the extra set of eyes you need to protect your business. Contact us today to receive a FREE consultation by calling (403)-291-9311 or by filling out our online contact form.

Choose A Video Surveillance System Fit For Your Business

​Frontline Security offers a solution to all of your security needs for both your home and business. Our decades of experience have effectively and efficiently protected Calgary homes and business owners through our many services such as alarms, video surveillance, and access control. To learn more about our services, contact our team by calling (403)-291-9311.


5 Things To Consider

The Areas Of Your Property You Want To Be Monitored: ​ 

Determine the main areas of your property you would like to be monitored. This includes marking areas both indoors and outdoors. Measuring these areas will help give you a better understanding of how many and what type of cameras will be needed. For example, viewing wide open spaces with a panoramic camera allows larger amounts of that area to be monitored as well as no need for additional cameras.

Type Of Camera: 

The two main types of video surveillance cameras include analog and internet protocol (IP). IP cameras generally offer better video quality, the option for wide or narrow fields of view, and better zoom capabilities. Zooming in on analog cameras will result in grainy imagery and will not allow you to see close details of any perpetrators. Analog cameras are also more difficult to install as they require more cables than IP cameras. 

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Pricing is dependant on many factors such as:

  • Size of your business and how many cameras you require
  • Types of video surveillance features you would like
  • Type of camera (Analog vs. IP)
  • Amount and type of video storage (NVR vs. DVR vs. Cloud storage)
  • How long you want to store video footage

Determining the needs of your business will help you decide what features and cameras you will need to give you a better scope of costs.

What Features Your Business Needs: 

Every business requires different features customized to its video surveillance system. These features can range from night vision to smart motion detection, to weatherproofing. Evaluating your business needs and speaking with a professional security company will help you determine which features are the best fit for your business.

Managing Systems: 

The most common managing system for video surveillance is through a mobile app that normally comes with the system installed. Apps can allow you to control camera views, look back on video footage, as well as many other features such as managing storage.


Frontline Can Keep Your Business Secure

Do you want to learn more about the benefits video surveillance can provide for your business? Unsure about what features or type of surveillance your business requires? At Frontline Security, our team of experts is backed up by decades of experience providing the best security solutions in Calgary. Get in touch with one of our team members by calling 403-291-9311 or fill in our online contact form below.

Video Surveillance System FAQs

This depends on the size of your business’s property as well as the areas you wish to survey. It is recommended for analog systems to have one camera per 600 square feet and one camera for every 1200 square feet for IP camera systems.

A DVR takes video footage from an analog surveillance camera and converts it to digital format to be stored on a hard drive. Digital Video Recorders are also capable of recording in HD. NVR stands for Network Video Recorder and is used with IP cameras. NVR functions the same as a DVR.

Depending on your provider, you can pay for long-term storage or even infinite storage for all of your video surveillance footage. You can also use external storage devices to have infinite backups of the footage as well.

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.

Get the Peace of Mind You Deserve

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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