Business security is integral in order to keep your company safe. In recent years, security has become even more important with the increase in crime due to inflation & the pandemic. 

But what questions should you be asking before installing these types of security systems? Here at Smart Vision Plus, we want to talk about some of these questions in detail so you can better prepare for your upcoming security installations.  

Are The Cameras Protected From Vandalism? 

Although vandal-proof cameras are (generally) more expensive, they are integral if you want a business security system that is close to perfection. Businesses, more than any other type of building, are arguably at the highest risk for getting vandalized. Since these buildings are out in the public, often located on busy streets with lots of people wandering the area, it is common for vandalism to take place every now and then. This is especially true if your business is located in a city or a downtown core. When you make sure to purchase a vandal-proof security system, you are guaranteeing that vandalism won’t affect the visibility of your cameras, keeping your space safe no matter the issue. 

How Will I Be Able To Access The Footage? 

Having access to your security footage is extremely important when any kind of issue takes place, theft or otherwise. We say otherwise because since these buildings are often located within a busy downtown core, other issues involving violence, harassment and general rule-breaking can and will likely happen at least once during your business ventures. Making sure you have full access to this footage is vital in making sure people are protected and ready to go to court with evidence (if need be). 

There are a number of ways to get access to this footage. While some cameras will offer more simplified CCTV features, others will offer things such as live feeds via your phone (smart cameras), cloud storage for your footage and more. When in doubt, always talk with a security professional about these questions so you can make sure your footage is available when you need it most.  

How Will My Cameras Affect My Internet? 

When it comes to certain businesses like cafes and restaurants, good internet is vital in making sure everything works efficiently. When you install security cameras and systems into your business, however, your internet is likely going to be affected in some way. In most cases, installing these devices means they need to use a good portion of the internet as well. Because of this, other devices may begin to slow down. When you are unsure about how your security is going to affect your internet and its speed, be sure to talk with a security professional about a camera’s bandwidth, compression, and what products would be best for your internet situation.  

How Our Team Can Help 

Finding a quality security camera in Toronto has never been easier than with Smart Vision Plus. Whether you own a business, need home security or want extra protection for your warehouse, our team of security experts are here to help. If you’d like to learn more about our team, what we do and how we can help be sure to phone us at 1-833-880-4591 today!