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Video Surveillance System Considerations

There are several factors you should consider before deciding on a video surveillance system for your business. These include:


The cost of installation becomes a consideration for organizations with multiple locations and complicated setups. Additional hardware, software, and cabling may be required.


Besides the upfront cost of security surveillance systems, the cost of ownership becomes another consideration. Operational and video footage storage can impact pricing.

Type of Camera

The evolution of video surveillance cameras has taken a huge step forward. For years, analog was the only type available to industry professionals. With IP cameras, capabilities and features like automatic alerts for motion detection or video analytics in place, it is no surprise that this new technology is replacing its predecessor full-force as one continues to be phased out by the other.

Type of Storage

Video surveillance systems can be broadly categorized into three types: NVR, DVR, and hybrid. The most common is the digital video recorder (DVR) and uses analog cameras. However, if you need to use IP cameras, an NVR will work best as it has more features due to being a network device. Hybrid setups combine both of these options so that they don’t exclude any potential camera type from your system’s specifications.

Feature Sets

There is a wide range of technologies and features offered in today’s video surveillance systems. These may include PTZ technology, night vision, PoE, 8K resolution, and more.

Monitoring Requirements

Monitoring requirements are one of the most critical factors in customizing your security video surveillance system.

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