Video surveillance systems can be designed for corporate, government, and educational institutions as a means to secure people, properties and the buildings themselves. Security video surveillance has proven particularly advantageous to educational facilities as a deterrent to both vandalism and theft.
Offering a wide range of capabilities, video surveillance security systems can feature both interior cameras and cold-weather-rated devices with day/night operation for exterior use; pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are additionally available for watch tours. The CCTV security footage can be transmitted through either IP or analog system cabling, and people can access their security video surveillance remotely through their smartphones or computers.
When hiring a company to install a CCTV video surveillance system, be sure to ask them to help you assess your CCTV video surveillance needs and explain the differences between IP and analog equipment, as well as digital video recorders (DVRs) and network video recorders (NVRs). The company’s video surveillance security program should cover every step of the process, from design and installation to training and documentation.
CCTV video surveillance can even be integrated with access control security, which facilitates event-driven recordings. Enabling clients to regulate entry to the various areas of their buildings, access control systems are available on a sliding scale to cover a single point of entry, an unlimited amount of doors in multiple buildings, and any configuration in between. Employers can automate their systems to allow or disallow entry by date and time, or to grant permissions to specific individuals. Access control readers are available in a number of different forms, including keypads, fobs, card readers, and biometric scanners.