Thanks to major breakthroughs in electronics and image processing a modern day camera system can be much more than a method to record events. Modern CCTV systems can take an active role in your security measures, supplementing live guards and even acting like security guards without a live presence on the premises.
The vast majority of Security Camera users have only three expectations of their camera system:
Passive Deterrent – the cameras act as a “scarecrow,” effectively sending a passive message of “your activity will be recorded – move along and do your evil some place else.”
Eye in the sky – those of our clients that can afford to staff a “guard booth,” have personnel monitoring the cameras 24/7 and dispatch response personnel as dictated by the situation.
Thanks to intelligent processing modern camera systems can play an active role as part of a security solution.
Modern CCTV systems are much more intelligent than their counterparts for just a few years ago. In addition to motion detection algorithms which have become ubiquitous, modern systems feature things like
*Many of these can be added to existing camera systems without a complete system upgrade. Contact us to find out more.
One of the most underrated features of many modern camera systems is two-way voice. Cameras equipped with the two-way voice feature either include an integrated speaker or have an audio output that can be connected to a broadcast speaker.
There are two ways this can be useful when an undesired event is detected:
Clients that cannot afford full-time security guards can contact us to find out more about our Virtual Guard Tour service. For a price of less than five cups of coffee a day our trained personnel can make periodic “rounds” of your security camera system and alert you or the authorities if something out of the ordinary is happening.
If all of the preventative measures have failed and a recording is required for evidence, VCA dispenses with the need to watch hours and hours of footage to find the relevant event. By highlighting areas of interest (e.g. parking spot, specific door, or even a dumpster) you can instruct the recorder to retrieve only the footage where something transpired in that specific area.