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How You Can Pick the Right Video Surveillance System

How You Can Pick the Right Video Surveillance System

To keep vigilant eyes on your property, you’re going to need the proper surveillance system.

Choosing the right surveillance system is a decision that businesses, homeowners, and landlords must all face. Surveillance systems are evolving and software is advancing every day, so deciding on just one system can be quite the challenge. In order to protect your business or home, here are three questions you need to ask before you invest in a new surveillance system.

  1. Do the cameras need to be in disguise or act as a visual deterrent?

How you answer this question depends on what you need to guard. Box cameras can be some of the largest and most obvious cameras, reminding people that they are being watched, thus reducing the chance of theft. Smaller, more discrete cameras are good for monitoring expansive areas and also for monitoring subjects easily.

  1. Will the cameras be indoor or outdoor?

While most modern cameras are built to withstand both indoors and outdoors, it’s important to consider features like mounting and housing. Outdoor cameras need to be properly protected from the elements and indoor cameras need to be protected against particles that could get into their potentially dangerous circuitry.

  1. What are the lighting conditions?

All cameras require two things to take proper footage: good lenses and good lighting. Areas inside and areas outside will experience different lighting conditions throughout the day. Outdoor cameras will experience dusk and dawn, daylight, overcast lighting, and nighttime. Having a camera that can properly adjust to different conditions is important so that you have visibility during all times of the day.

Protecting your home and business is crucial for your property’s safety. Contact the security professionals at Cornwall Security Services, serving Ventura County and the surrounding Westlake areas, for more information about how you can safeguard your property. We can also help answer your video surveillance questions!

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