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Ready To Invest In Outdoor Cameras For Your Commercial Property? Features You Need To Have

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An exterior camera system for your commercial property can be one of the fastest and easiest ways to deter crime. Studies have shown that adding cameras to areas such as parking lots can reduce about 50 percent of common parking lot crime. 

Not only do you want to add cameras that will act as surveillance systems around the property, but you want to add easy-to-see signs that warn of surveillance. Here are some of the things to look for in an exterior camera security system when you start to get quotes.

High-Definition Recording

If you are going to install a camera security system, you want to be able to see who is on the property clearly. You want high-definition recording so you can recognize employees, and in case you need to turn the videos over to the police for evidence. They may have to use facial recognition software or other things that require clear images.

Motion-Activated Options

You may not want all the cameras recording 24 hours a day. If you don't have the storage for this then you can't keep recordings for very long. You may lose something you needed from a few days back because you have so many cameras recording and storing, and storage was wiped to make more space.

Instead, you can cameras that have motion sensors. This is ideal for areas that aren't frequented often, or where you don't have high concerns about theft, intrusion, or wrongdoing.

Wireless Internet Connection

The cameras should be accessible easily and wirelessly. This means you can see what's going on if you are away from the office with your phone. Sometimes people will try to cut a security camera's connection cords before committing a crime. You won't have this fear with wireless cameras.

Battery Backup

Be sure that the cameras have an alternate source of power. This could be batteries that you monitor and replace when needed or get a solar-powered security system. You don't want to end up with a system that stopped working because the power went out, which is a time when people target businesses and homes to commit crimes.

Have a professional security company do an assessment to see where the cameras should be placed, what type of cameras are best for your property, and what the cost will be. Have everything professionally installed and take the time to learn how to utilize and control the system properly.

A surveillance system is one of the easiest options for monitoring the exterior of your commercial property. Let your commercial insurance provider know about this upgrade, to see what insurance cost deductions you may qualify for.

Contact a local security camera supplier for more info.