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Camera Surveillance and DVRs\NVRs – Why You Should Make the Investment

By Jon Benowitz on June 28, 2014 in DVR, Surveillance Cameras

As a business owner its important to secure your property. In all likelihood, you’re property was one of the largest investments that you will ever make and having it fall victim to thieves, vandalism, or other crimes can be a devastating hit on your pocketbook.

There are numerous ways that you can protect a property. On-site security guards, alarm systems, door locks, etc.  As technology has advanced, more businesses have turned to camera CCTV surveillance and IP camera solutions. These cameras in combination with Digital Video Recorders and Network Video Recorders can be your most important security tool.

There are numerous benefits of DVR\NVR surveillance setups that have made them increasingly popular. Their ability to provide a storage service that allows you to quickly and effectively go through the video makes it an ideal situation for many.  Camera system costs have come down dramatically over the past few years. HD-SDI High Definition analog cameras are a new way to provide high definition recording for a reasonable price.

Record Video

The biggest and most obvious benefit of DVR\NVR system is the ability to record large amounts of video without having to take up a lot of space. Gone are the days of recording your surveillance video on a VHS tape, now you can store and go through all of your video straight from your DVR\NVR system. The ability to go through large amounts of data makes it easy for you to store several weeks, months, or even years worth of video. These systems can all be accessed remotely using your SmartPhone or computer. This is a great way to keep an eye on your business whenever you are away.

Review old Recordings

The ability to review past tapes months after the footage has been recorded is one of the reasons why DVR setups have become increasingly common. A number of DVR setups are able to store that data in the cloud, while others only provide ample on-site storage. You need to make sure that you are able to appropriately store large amounts of footage in case a transgression comes to light several weeks after taking place.  JSB Surveillance will work with you to provide an appropriate storage setup.

In situations that include theft, it may be several weeks before you even realize that an item has been stolen. The ability to review past tapes with huge amounts of data storage and DVR machines have made them a popular option for many.

Inexpensive Storage

The ability of DVR machines to offer inexpensive storage of a large amount of video is one of the main reasons why many have turned to them over the course of the last several years. You can buy a terabyte of storage for a hundred dollars and terabytes can last hundreds of hours from multiple different camera locations on site. The ability to provide cheap storage is definitely one of the biggest reasons why many businesses have made the switch.

Mindful Employees

When employees know that they’re being recorded and that you can easily go back to review the film at any time they are less likely to steal. Additionally, knowing that access to the cameras is available over the Internet means that you could potentially be watching from home. This alone is enough to greatly reduce employee theft for many businesses.

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