Electronic security using video surveillance systems have been in existence since the early 1940’s and over 70 years of success prove that these systems can be an excellent addition to your home or business, helping to keep it safe from trespassing, vandalism, theft, and other security issues.
Most people know what a video surveillance system looks like but few fully understand how it works to prevent crime. Here’s some useful information that may be just what you need to make the call and get a security system for your own property.
What is a Video Surveillance System?
A video surveillance system consists of multiple cameras used to record strategic locations around a commercial, residential, or industrial property. These cameras serve as a form of security by acting as a deterrent to criminals and working to survey the area for suspicious or criminal activity. Video surveillance comes in many different forms from large-scale surveillance cameras mounted on ceilings or walls, to small stand-alones placed on shelves and even covert cameras as small as a pencil eraser.
How Do Video Surveillance Systems Work?
Surveillance cameras are placed independently in various locations and work together to capture a wide viewing area of the property. The surveillance cameras send footage back through the shared central system to a monitor that displays it to security guards in another area. Unlike traditional television broadcasting, CCTV sends a closed signal to the receiving monitor, which secures the footage.
These cameras help prevent crime by increasing the area by which security guards can actively monitor an area. The intensive training that video surveillance operators and guards go through helps them better detect suspicious activity both through video surveillance and directly monitoring the area. The mere presence of these cameras deter criminals from committing crimes and allows for 24/7 monitoring which is especially helpful by increasing security while your business is closed or while you’re sleeping.
Maximum Security provides a wide range of electronic security services for homes and businesses of all sizes in Massachusetts. If you are interested in installing video surveillance in your area, call us at (508) 651-1515 to request service or a free security consultation.