Security cameras are an important investment for business owners, but there are many different products on the market. It can be hard to ascertain which product will best suit your needs. While every security camera is different in terms of features, advanced technologies, and price, there are a few features that most reputable security cameras have in common.
In this blog, we share our thoughts on how you can tell which features make security cameras of good-quality and will serve your needs in protecting your property from theft, damage, or any other hazards.
When your business is equipped with high-definition video, your chances of identifying and preventing incidents dramatically. The security cameras’ video quality should be sufficient for distant license plate recognition and face recognition. It will be challenging to identify potential culprits after an incident with low-resolution footage. Choose security cameras with a minimum resolution of 1080p or 1440p (2K) or 2160p (4K).
Night Vision Capability
You want your CCTV cameras to function at their best capacity around-the-clock. Unfortunately, you won’t always be aware of what occurs when the lights go down at the end of the day as a business owner. Night vision cameras like Hikvision’s range of DarkFighter Technology provides crystal clear images even in the dark.
Upgrading to an intelligent monitoring solution, like Hikvision’s ColorVu, is well worth the investment if you want a camera system that operates at its best throughout the day and night. This cutting-edge night surveillance solution uses high-performance sensors and superior lenses to provide crystal clear video and enhanced image quality even in very low-light situations, making your premises safer from potential dangers.
Wide Angle Lens
Wide-angle lenses reduce blind spots as they record footage across a larger area of the scene. Elevated wide-angle video surveillance allows you to see more of your field of view without having to pan the lens. Additionally, since you can utilise a single security camera to keep an eye on a larger area, fewer lenses will need to be installed and operated to cover the same area.
Motion Sensor Technology
Motion detection technology is another essential component of security cameras. Motion detectors are set up to pick up movement within the camera’s field of vision. You can set up your camera system to notify you if someone approaches one of your property’s entrances at a time when you wouldn’t typically expect guests. This enhances security and makes keeping an eye on property and assets easier.
Smart Features and Alerts
Security cameras with video analytics use intelligence to identify people, vehicles, and other objects. This feature provides a much greater situational awareness without the need to proactively monitor the cameras at all times. By generating real-time alerts such as when an intruder is detected at an entrance, you’ll have instant updates and visibility on any potential security threats.
As you read through this guide and consider the various options, keep in mind that your best option is to install CCTV camera systems that are professionally installed. Professional installation will ensure that your camera’s video feed quality is the highest and that it is monitored by trained security agents, which can help you avoid potential problems.