Many business owners are choosing to invest in cloud-based security cameras to keep their property secure. Cloud-based CCTV (closed-circuit television) is the next frontier when it comes to security, especially for small- to medium-sized businesses. While traditional CCTV works with a digital video recorder (DVR) or network video recorder (NVR), cloud-based CCTV is much more user-friendly.
Here are some of the benefits of cloud-based surveillance.
You’ll always have a backup of footage
CCTV footage is crucial evidence should vandalism or theft occur at your property. When you have cloud-based security cameras installed at your business, all footage is stored in the cloud. In some states, cloud-based CCTV is required by law, since the backup of security footage is so valuable. If you wish to keep your recorder on your property to have a hard copy of your security footage, it’s something your CCTV installation professional can easily accommodate, and the recorder can work alongside cameras that directly send footage to the cloud.
You’ll always have access to footage
Whether you’re at home or around the world, you’ll always have access to footage at your business if you have cloud-based CCTV. Traditional CCTV equipment requires physical access to the security system to view footage, but cloud-based equipment allows you to access and view footage of your business anytime, anywhere. As long as you have access to Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to see exactly what’s going on at your property.
Your entire security system becomes more proactive
Cloud-based security systems are much more proactive than passive, traditional CCTV systems. With certain cloud-based software, you can customize your system to alert you whenever motion is detected. You can also choose specific zones to monitor for motion detection. Cloud-based systems can be fully customized so that you receive notifications only of situations you deem important.
Sharing video surveillance footage becomes easier
Getting a physical copy of footage from traditional CCTV systems is a cumbersome, tedious and time-consuming task. Footage stored in the cloud can be shared easily from person to person over Wi-Fi, which can be crucial in many situations from emergencies to sharing evidence with law enforcement authorities.
You can scale your system
Traditional CCTV systems use recorders, and recorders require data. When you purchase your system, or when you need to upgrade your system, you need to make sure you have enough storage space to hold all your footage. Cloud-based solutions are more scalable—instead of guessing at the amount of storage space you need, you can simply adjust your cloud plan as needed. In many cases, you can connect your existing IP and analogue cameras to the cloud, giving you flexibility in terms of the security camera brand you use.
In order to take full advantage of the benefits of cloud-based surveillance, you need to have your system installed by the professionals. Reach out to the team at Done Right TV to learn more about how cloud-based surveillance provides you with unmatched peace of mind when it comes to keeping your business secure.