The technology for Digital Video Surveillance has come a long way in the past several years. Due to the Internet, several new and exciting technologies have worked their way into the businesses and homes of many people, one of which is the great innovation of streaming digital video. The ability to install a Web camera and communicate with others on the Internet has been in place for some time, but if you take that concept even further, why not install multiple cameras in your home or business and monitor them all while you are away?
In the past, the only video surveillance option that most people had was a closed circuit television system that broadcast it’s signal in analog (non-digital) format. With a system installed at a business, you could see what was happening when you were at the office, but what happened when you were away from work? Analog signals don’t broadcast over large distances, so the only option you had was to save the video to a tape and view it later. Not only was that a hassle, but it didn’t allow you to actually keep an eye on things in real time.
The Internet has been the catalyst for developing more sophisticated digital technologies, and video surveillance is one of the areas where major changes have taken place. Here are the top reasons why you should consider a digital security camera system:
There are many more advantages of digital video surveillance systems, but just these few should convince you that digital is the way to go if you need to stay in touch with what is going on around your business or home while you are away.
For more information, contact your local Allied Fire & Security branch in Spokane, Seattle or Portland.