Once upon a time, analog commercial security systems were so expensive that only big corporations could afford them. The video they produced was grainy and involved constant reviewing to ensure suspicious activity didn’t get missed. Digital technology has made video surveillance so affordable that it’s a viable option for virtually every business. The quality is picture perfect.  If you’ve been on the fence about investing in a commercial video surveillance system, consider the following benefits it offers.

A commercial video surveillance system can help decrease theft, loss, and vandalism

Modern digital commercial video surveillance systems produce high-definition, wide-angle video feed. You’re able to see and review everything that takes place on your premises in full detail. The mere presence of visible security cameras is enough to deter most potential thieves. In the event theft or vandalism takes place, you’ll be able to turn over the video footage to the law enforcement. Equipped with this high quality footage, it’s much more likely they’ll be able to catch the criminal.

Simpler, more affordable installation, maintenance, and upgrades

A professional security team will get your digital commercial video surveillance system up and running in a day’s time. It doesn’t involve any complex wiring or other invasive infrastructure. When you need to repair, replace, or upgrade a security camera or other components of your security system, it’s easy to complete the task without replacing the entire system. You can even make small adjustments with ease, such as changing the locations of several security cameras. Most modern security providers offer remote troubleshooting services, allowing a technician to diagnose and even fix problems with your security system from their base, eliminating the expense and hassle of an on-site repair.

Flexibility to scale

When you decide you need to upgrade or downgrade your analog video surveillance system, you must replace the entire system, which is expensive and inconvenient. When you decide you need to upgrade or downgrade your digital video surveillance system, you have the ability to swap out specific components. For example, if you want to upgrade your older cameras to the newest high-definition, wide-angle cameras, you can take out the cameras without replacing the entire system. Your surveillance system will always meet the current needs of your business without breaking the bank.

Remote monitoring

Digital commercial video surveillance systems have the capacity to view video footage from any location on any smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access. Install the software on the device of your choosing and then log into the system to access archived footage and view live streams. You’ll have peace of mind about the well being of your business from literally anywhere in the world.

Distributed intelligence

Analog security systems have gaps in video coverage. No one is able to watch every single hour of footage captured. Digital systems fill in these gaps with distributed intelligence. Software programs monitor the video feed to detect specific events and behavior through movement pattern recognition. When the software detects suspicious activity, it generates an alert and sends it to the security team who will respond appropriately in a timely fashion.

Nothing can keep your business safe 100% of the time, so it is important to do everything you can to protect your investments. Installing a commercial security system is the best way to decrease losses due to burglars, vandalism and intruders. Keeping an eye on your business with the help of a commercial security system will help you keep your property safe.

1st Alarm caters to busy professionals across the state of Texas. It’s easy to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. Call us today to learn more about our commercial security solutions.

If you are considering adding a security system or a security camera to your home or business, contact 1st Alarm today. We are conveniently located in Abilene TX, Amarillo TX, El Paso TX, Lubbock TX, Midland TX / Odessa TX and San Angelo TX.  We have the expertise and technology to help you secure your premises at an affordable price.  Let us help you with all of your security needs for your business and your home.  Call 800-276-5559 today.  Request a Quote online or come by our office nearest you.