When you’re a business owner, there’s no better peace of mind than knowing that your property and physical assets are secure and protected. Here at CONNECT, security is a top priority – both computer network and physical building security. Video surveillance fits in under our commercial building services umbrella, which is comprised of door access systems, surveillance/CCTV, and network cabling. We proud to offer comprehensive video security solutions for small to mid-sized businesses in Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, and surrounding areas.

Choosing a high-quality, trustworthy video surveillance solution is one of the most important security decisions a business owner or IT manager can make. we’ve done the research to break down the pros and cons of each type of video surveillance on the market today.

DIY Video Surveillance Systems - worth the risk?

Setting up a video surveillance system yourself is the most cost-effective way to integrate video security into your business, but it may not be the most effective. DIY solutions often lack the robust security features of professionally installed systems. Nearly any high-quality video camera can be used, provided you have the right software. Results are hit and miss, and the risk/reward of DIY surveillance quickly edges toward the losing side if you’re concerned about truly protected your commercial office. Setting up a video surveillance system independently can be time-consuming – and in general, we’re seeing more of our clients move towards a commercial grade system that is properly connected to your office network.

Video Security Solutions for SMBs - recommended

Out of all video security technology on the market today, those designed for small and mid-sized businesses are the most popular. The majority of companies located in the British Columbia’s interior fall into this category. Not only are they customizable, but they often come with advanced features – like security alerts, the ability to install multiple networked cameras, and an easily accessible web interface. No two businesses are alike, so CONNECT customizes each surveillance system to suit your interior office environment, exterior doors, warehouse facilities, etc. CONNECT offers video security solutions to help your business keep its physical assets safe and secure. We’re a fully-certified partner of Panasonic, Hikvision, and Everfocus, and offer the following solutions from those brands:

● IP and Web-Connected Cameras – These are perfect for peace of mind and ensuring security of your valued assets, anytime and anywhere.

● Remote Cameras – Can be installed by themselves or in conjunction with other cameras, and have the added benefit of being remotely controllable via a web interface.

● Network Video Recorders – These video recorders automatically backup surveillance footage to a network storage system for later viewing, and multiple cameras can also run together autonomously.

● PTZ & Night-Vision Cameras – If maintaining security at night is an issue for your business, then a fully-equipped night vision camera system is a must have.

Enterprise-Grade Video Surveillance - eyeball scanners anyone?

These video security systems are top-of-the-line in terms of features, but they don’t come cheap. Video surveillance solutions for enterprise businesses provide support for hundreds of networked cameras, and they often offer advanced functionality like motion detection-based security, real-time video data analysis, and cloud-based backup, and are often integrated with advanced entry access. Active monitoring by on-site security personnel or a remote security company comes with the territory. In reality, these systems are few and far between in the Thompson-Okanagan. Perhaps if Amazon, Tesla or Google sets up a campus beside a hillside vineyard we’ll get a chance to see an uber-high tech commercial building security system like we see in the movies.

Choosing the optimal video security solution for your business is an important decision to make, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Assessing the security needs of your business before selecting a video surveillance is critical, and it’s helpful to consider the pros and cons of each type of system before doing so.

As a fully certified partner for a number of video surveillance solutions, CONNECT is fully focused on helping you keep your business secure 24/7. All of our solutions are web-connected, making it easier than ever to stay up to date even when you’re on the go.

Contact us today for your free security consultation!

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