Have you made the decision that it’s time to have a professional security system installed in your office? Perhaps you have been the unfortunate victim of a theft, or maybe you’ve just become more aware of the stats and the fact that your business is at risk of a break-in. Then again, maybe you’re just interested in creating a safer and more secure environment for your employees and customers.

Whatever the reason for installing the security system in the office, it’s important to be aware of the fact there are many different types out there. Each business will have their own specific list of needs and wants, as well as a specified budget. To help you narrow down the options, here’s a look at what you’ll want to look for when shopping for a security system for the office.

Do You Want to Take Advantage of the Newest Technology?

To say that not all security systems are made equal is an understatement, as you’ll find everything from a basic system without any bells and whistles, to cutting edge systems that use only the most high-tech features out there. Often the “right” system ends up being something in the middle.

If you do like the idea of taking advantage of newer technology, then you may want to look into digital video recordersor DVR/NVR/HDDVRs. These are now more powerful and efficient than ever before, and they have also become much more affordable investments.

JSB Surveillanceoffers a couple of models to choose from, each of which comes with its own list of pros and cons. Some models will be small and inconspicuous, whereas others are built for durability and feature things such as a vandal-proof infrared dome.

How Much Area Does the System Cover?

It’s also important to ask how much area the system will cover. If you just have a small office without any hidden spaces, then you will obviously need much less than a company that uses multiple floors of an office building. Just be sure that whatever you pick there are no blind spots.

Can the Camera Tilt and Pan?

For some, the fact that the camera can tilt and pan is high on the list of importance. If the camera is capable of these features, you can also ask whether it is automatically done or if you will have manual control.

Does the System Offer Audio?

You may also be surprised to learn that not all security camera systems feature audio. This is something you will want to inquire about before you make a final decision.

If Being Used Outdoors – Is the Camera Outdoor-Rated?

If you have both indoor and outdoor needs, then you will need to look for a camera that is outdoor-rated so it will stand up to the elements.

Is There a Companion App?

With security systems being as advanced as they are nowadays, it’s not unusual for the system to have a companion app that you can download. This will give you real-time access to what the cameras are seeing no matter where you are.

Following these tips will help ensure that you find the right system for your business.

By Eddy

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