How Do You Know a Surveillance System Is the Right Fit?
Get the Most Out of Your Commercial Security and Surveillance
For business owners looking to protect their property and products, it’s natural to want to invest in a commercial surveillance and security system. But with so many solutions available on the market, it can be difficult to gauge which ones are the best choice. If you're working with a professional, thankfully these systems can be designed to match your needs and preferences. To ensure that your solution perfectly fits your Wayzata, MN business make sure you know the answers to these questions during your initial consultation with a security technician.
What Kind of Business Do You Own?
Knowing the kind of business you run will help your technician set the foundation for your system. Most companies gear their commercial security and surveillance solutions to specific industries. The priorities in a retail setting will be very different from a corporate office. So if you don't know the answer to the questions we cover in this blog, your technician will at least know where to start and just add a few customizations down the line.
What is the Goal of Your System?
With today’s advancements in video analytics, smart control, and integrated solutions, you can get a lot of things out of your security system beyond theft prevention. If that's all you're after at the moment, just let your technician know. The benefits of building a relationship with Lelch AV is that we can come in and add features in the future if you wish. You can also use your system to enhance employee productivity, analyze traffic, avoid loitering, and even do video-based inventory.
Does Your Business Have Sensitive or Restricted Areas?
Sometimes it's enough to guard just the perimeter and primary entry points. In other cases, you want internal security measures as well. You can add additional cameras, sensors and access control features to warehouse backrooms, conference rooms with sensitive information, areas with high-priced retail items, or the POS stations at your store or restaurant.
What Kind of Camera Designs Are Ideal for Your Property?
We do recommend that all exterior cameras be visible since they are likely to deter theft. Within your establishment, you can get a bit more creative. While in some cases traditional ones can do the trick, in a restaurant or retail setting you may want a sleeker approach. We partner with the top surveillance companies in the industry to find cameras which blend into your décor. Some, for example, can even be made to mimic speakers on the ceiling.
How Will You Manage Your Surveillance Footage?
While some companies plan on having personnel on hand to monitor footage at all times, that is usually not the case. Which is why manufacturers offer great tools to make it easier for small companies to manage their footage. One thing you can do is set up alerts according to specific triggers like someone entering a high-risk area in your business or trying to tamper with your cameras. You can use cameras that only record when motion is detected, so you don't have to sift through ours of unnecessary footage. Finally, you can use software to quickly analyze your video, including time-lapse searches that condense hours of footage into just a few minutes.
We know every company has unique needs, which is why all our commercial security and surveillance systems are custom-designed for our clients. To learn more about our services, call us at (612) 353-5087 or contact us online.