Some of the most well-known organizations in the world rely on managed video systems to keep their office, employees, products, and data safe. The importance of managed video systems cannot be undermined in the present social climate. Therefore, you should make the most of video surveillance for a lot more than monitoring employees.
With a robust managed video system, you get comprehensive end-to-end support – from system monitoring, issue diagnosis, and performance optimization, to high-quality video surveillance solutions. Beyond enhancements in accessibility and media storage, managed video systems provide customers with a variety of customization tools, powered by state-of-the-art technologies.
The global video surveillance system market was valued at $52.45 billion in 2020 and is expected to hit $90.37 billion by 2026, with a CAGR of 9.31%, during the period of 2021 – 2026. Therefore, the use of video surveillance in organizations is growing significantly. There is an increasing need for physical security, combined with the use of cloud-based services for centralized data.
Whether you are a retail business or a commercial office, you need a commercial video surveillance system equipped with high-quality CCTV cameras and security systems. Security is vital for any business. How can a business be profitable without protecting its assets?
Commercial video surveillance systems can protect your business from burglary, intrusion, theft, flood, fire, and more. They are more intelligent and well-equipped than ever. CCTV cameras now comprise features, such as motion sensors. Some systems even contact the medical and security personnel automatically in the event of an emergency.
Development in technology has also paved the way for more efficient ways of managing storage and recordings.
Things to consider before buying a commercial video surveillance system
- Type of camera: Commercial video surveillance systems comprise two types of cameras — analog and internet protocol (IP). IP cameras comprise better capabilities and features than analog cameras. IP cameras provide you with features such as video analytics, automatic alerts, and so on, and capture high-resolution images/videos.
- Type of storage: Commercial video surveillance systems come with three types of storage options — digital video recorder (DVR), network video recorder (NVR), and hybrid. Hybrid storage allows you to combine analog and IP cameras. DVR is used with analog cameras. NVR is used with IP cameras.
- Features: These days, commercial video surveillance systems come with a variety of compelling features, such as night vision, smart motion detection, thermal detection, and so on. Assess with features your business needs and choose a solution accordingly.
- Installation: Check if the commercial video surveillance system you are planning to buy comes with professional installation. It’s always better to hire a professional for installation than doing it yourself.
- Cost: The overall cost of the commercial video surveillance system will depend on your business size. What type of storage do you require? How many cameras do you want to set up? Are you looking for additional features?
With the growing managed video system options on the market, it can be a daunting task to find the best solution for your business. Furthermore, while having a strong commercial surveillance system is essential, having a controlled video system that is cost-effective, high-quality, and reliable — with little to no downtime — is even more important.
At ProTech Security, we don’t just build managed video systems. We provide customers with end-to-end video management solutions. With Protech Security’s managed video systems, you don’t need to worry about whether your video surveillance system is working properly. Protech Security’s managed video systems are equipped with a proprietary system health-checking program that checks cameras, switches, hard drives, and other on-site equipment to boost performance. Our field technicians and repair teams are also on hand to help you get the most out of your equipment.
Energy, phone, Wi-Fi, and camera outages can all be detected by the health-checking software. For tracking and fast resolution, all recording incidents and video review requests are logged into a video management system. A back-end monitoring and service ticket system prioritizes technical concerns and service problems.
Just like every other business, you should also weigh the pros and cons of custom video management.
Based on the type of storage, you’ll find three types of managed video systems on the market — cloud, edge, and NVR. Out of these, cloud storage managed video systems are the most cost-effective, scalable, and reliable. They are effective off-site video management solutions for customers, especially those who don’t want in-house storage.
Cloud-based systems come with simple and scalable storage options. They also come with plans to accommodate different system sizes, without having to maintain dedicated staff or separate infrastructure, for storage needs. Therefore, you have easy remote access to your videos and ample storage. Furthermore, saving videos in the cloud guarantees that you will have stored footage even if your hardware is destroyed, stolen, or tampered with.
As a result, ProTech uses cloud and edge storage. Video streams are distributed and stored in a remote cloud storage space using cloud storage. Video streams are stored in the IP camera itself using a flash-based MicroSD memory card with edge capacity. This reduces the need to use the network to send data to central on-site or off-site/cloud locations on a regular basis. It’s made possible by edge storage.
Video verification technology is changing the security space. False alarms account for roughly 90% of all alarm events. In situations where a video surveillance system’s central alarm team is unable to determine the cause of an alarm, a video verification solution transmits video clips of the unwanted intrusion to the central monitoring station. Important information can then be shared with the medical and security personnel. Law enforcement can more efficiently distribute resources, increase arrest rates, and improve situational awareness and protection for first responders, through video alarm verification.
Video verification is now the most common add-on solution for alarm systems, signaling a significant shift in the alarm industry.
ProTech Security’s video verification helps you to constantly track security camera visuals and audio streams for signs of trouble. In the event of an incident, these devices are linked to a monitoring center that can respond quickly, exchanging information as well as live video and audio feeds with the police. Our technology may also use facial recognition software to send warnings if a potentially dangerous person is detected entering a public area. Threat detection systems are often designed to identify noises like gunshots or screams that suggest an attack or an emergency situation is occurring.
At ProTech Security, we have a strong history of experience, innovation, and customer service. The ProTech Security Advantage is more than 35 years of service in Northeast Ohio and a strong commitment to providing quality, cost-effective protection for homes, businesses, educational institutions, and government facilities. To see what ProTech Security can do for you, contact us today.