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What are IP security camera systems?
Live video surveillance (also called remote video monitoring) starts with a series of cameras that are watched over by security professionals. These cameras are monitored at all times, providing 24/7 protection. However, a remote monitoring system includes more than just cameras.
Many systems also involve other security tools, such as two-way speakers, temperature sensors, and other tools designed to give the live agents all the information they need about the property. However, each system is unique since the security needs of each property and each business are unique.
That said, the power of these systems isn’t just in know what’s happening, but also in reacting in real-time.
As mentioned, live video surveillance systems often also include speakers, lights, and other security tools. If something unexpected or suspicious happens, remote security professionals can initiate a two-way conversation or contact the authorities if needed. When contacting police, they can provide them with full details of the incident.
By doing this, the authorities will have much better information than if they are only told that an alarm has sounded, for example. They’ll be able to go into the situation knowing what to expect.
The Advantages of Live Remote Video Monitoring
While a proactive response is one of the biggest benefits of live monitored video surveillance, it certainly isn’t the only one. There are several reasons to choose remote video monitoring.
One is that cameras can be used in nearly every area of a property. At a large industrial site or truck yard, for example, there is a lot of space to cover. By strategically locating cameras throughout the property, not only will the entire perimeter be protected, but it’s also possible to secure the complete interior as well.
This makes it possible to prevent trespassing, vandalism, theft, and many other crimes, no matter where they may occur in or around your property.
Another significant advantage is the data and reporting capabilities of a live video surveillance system. Since cameras are recording the entire property at all times, this footage can be retained and analyzed. All information is logged – from access requests made at your front gate to any suspicious incidents that occur.
All cameras are layered with artificial intelligence (AI), so they not only capture more information, but they record this information as well. The result is a complete picture of what’s going on at your business at any given time.
Artificial intelligence also makes the tools more versatile and powerful. AI can be trained to spot suspicious or unexpected situations (such as movement where there should be no movement or more people in an area than should be allowed) and immediately alert the central staff. This makes recognition of potential criminal activity even faster.
In addition to preventing crime, remote video cameras can also ensure that company protocol as well as safety and security rules are followed. For instance, monitored cameras can make sure staff are wearing the required safety gear on the job. If this rule is not followed, the security team can relay this information to the business owner in real-time.