The pervasiveness of video cameras has almost created the expectation that criminal activity must be captured on camera in order to successfully prosecute the perpetrator. Financial institutions led the way in this technology as an early adopter of video in their facilities. Today, banks are deploying more video cameras than ever, both inside and outside their buildings and at ATMs. A special benefit of video at ATMs is the ability to match the transaction to the image of the person who made it.
You have an amazing variety of video technology available. Traditional black & white cameras are often replaced by new-generation color cameras. Low-light and mega-pixel cameras are available and affordable. Customers are increasingly using IP cameras, offering digital outputs that provide higher quality images and create a network-ready compressed signal.
Cameras can be integrated with a burglar or panic alarm so that, when an alarm is sounded, intelligent camera mounts automatically steer and zoom cameras to focus on the activity. The system can respond by recording the event, focusing additional cameras on the activity, sounding an alert or other programmed responses. Higher-capacity DVRs store hundreds of hours of video from multiple cameras.
Video technology can dramatically extend the reach of your security coverage by letting you see and record activity in every corner of your facility. In many cases, the mere presence of security cameras mounted on and around your buildings is a deterrent, encouraging potential perpetrators to choose another target for their criminal activity.
To ensure the most effective use of video surveillance, you need the right components in the right configuration. Selecting the right video technology requires the experience of a professional security systems provider like SecuSmart.