If you pay close attention the next time you walk into a store, small shop, or government office, you’ll see that there are different types of security cameras. Some of them look like it’s the year 3042 and you half expect them to transport you to another dimension (that’s if you notice them at all). Others look like they haven’t been replaced since Jimmy Carter was President. And in between, there’s a myriad of options to choose from. So which one should you pick for your business?

Wide dynamic range (WDR):

As you are well aware, lighting makes all the difference in the world when it comes to obtaining a reliable image. There’s no point in having a security system installed if your premises are either too dark or too bright for you to be able to identify individuals who show up in your security footage.

With a wide dynamic range camera, it doesn’t matter whether you install it next to large windows or by a door that opens and closes all day as customers come in. No matter the amount of light coming in, a WDR camera’s sensors will balance the light to give you a crisp image.

 

 Bullet cameras:

While the circumference of what you can see from bullet cameras is not as wide as with other types of security devices, the range is a lot more reliable. The longer the lens, the further away you can see. They are also weatherproof, so coupled with the long lens feature, it makes it perfect for monitoring parking lots, garages, and alleys surrounding your business.

 

IP Cameras:

Our entire lives are on our phones: contacts, passwords, banking information, flight information, our shopping carts with various websites… So why not also watch what’s going on in your business from your phone (or from pretty much any location in the world where there’s an internet connection)? In addition, the image resolution of an IP camera is of a substantially better quality than traditional cameras. And to make something good even better: IP cameras allow you to install a specific set of analytics; meaning that if you’re looking for a specific moment when a person enters the frame, or you need facial recognition of a suspected individual, you can set it all up with an IP security camera system.

 

When it comes to business security, what you need will depend greatly on the totality of your circumstances. At Source 1 Solutions, we have a long list of sophisticated IT professionals who can evaluate your business needs and offer the best solutions. Give us a call and see what we can do to keep your business safe.

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