4 Tools To Improve Your Surveillance System
Did you know that it is estimated that in 2017, there were around 1,401,840 burglaries in the United States? If you feel that your surveillance system is not as efficient as you think it should be, we are here to help. There are several tools that you can use to help you optimize your surveillance.
Keep reading for our top four tips to help you level up your video surveillance.
1. Do Not Hide the Cameras
Once upon a time, people thought it was best to hide the cameras in inconspicuous places. The truth is that whether you have outdoor surveillance cameras or home surveillance cameras, you want to put them where burglars can see them. This will help deter anyone from moving forward with their plan because they do not want to risk getting caught in action.
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2. Motion Detection
If you do not already have motion detection in place, then it is time to consider adding this. No one has 24 hours a day to monitor or watch video playbacks. This is why a motion detection alert will help you stay on top of movements without staring at a video screen for hours on end.
You can have an application set up on a mobile device where it alerts you whenever something comes in front of the camera. Also, whenever there are movements it will let you know so that you can quickly see whether or not the movements are a cause for concern.
3. Secure Your Accounts
You always want to take the extra precautions to secure your account properly. If there are any default passwords on your equipment or your cameras, change them ASAP, if you have not done that yet. There are off-brand and older cameras on the market that use very simple security which can be a Google search away for burglars.
If there is an option to enable two-factor authorization, make sure to do that in order to give your account extra security.
4. Avoid the Cloud
With the growing popularity of Cloud services, it is not uncommon for many wireless surveillance cameras to be cloud compatible. When it comes to keeping your home or business safe it is best to avoid using the Cloud as storage. Instead, opt for physical storage options because it will be a lot more reliable when you have to look at any past videos and it is more difficult to hack physical storage.
Ready to Improve Your Surveillance System?
We hope that the tips we shared above to increase your surveillance system, will help you have better peace of mind.
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