Surveillance Systems

Property owners are increasingly feeling the need to have an accurate and indisputable record of what transpires on their premises, both for safety reasons, as well as for legal protection. 

The most common reason for installing security cameras is to deter crime and prevent vandalism. The fact is, burglars and vandals are opportunistic — they tend to target businesses and homes that are most vulnerable. Realizing they’re being monitored and that their actions are being recorded may send potential burglars looking for easier prey. 

Property owners now have the ability to watch what’s going on at their business remotely. Surveillance cameras can record not only crimes committed on the exterior of a property, they can can also provide an indisputable record of what’s going on inside. 

Some losses you may incur in your business have nothing to do with theft, but rather loss of productivity. A security camera can be a means for you to make sure employees are performing to your expectations when you’re not around. Likewise, they can inhibit employee theft, as well as a wasting of materials. 

Surveillance Systems in single locations where recording and network is local, a hard-wired system is used. This simply means that for distances of 300ft or less, the cameras can be connected directly to the recording device and power supply via one Cat5 cable. 

To manage and view multiple properties or a property with multiple locations/buildings/areas not local to the recording and internet sources a wireless surveillance system there are two different types of technology: WIFI cameras, and Point-to-Point (P2P) wireless linking. 

WIFI Cameras 

All-in-one wifi cameras are popular with homeowners and small businesses. These cameras are small, affordable, and easy to use. They should only be used in small systems though, because having too many WIFI cameras on one network could overwhelm your bandwidth. These cameras will also have basic features and your options will be limited. 

Point-to-point Wireless 

If you need to install multiple cameras over a large area, and require specific or advanced features, a wireless point-to-point (P2P) system is a much better option. This type of system allows you to turn an IP system into a wireless system by linking cameras with wireless antennas. 

These systems use powerful antennas to connect over large distances (although they should have line of sight ideally), such as connecting surveillance systems in multiple buildings. The wireless antenna connected to the cameras will comm