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22nd March 2023 Issue no. 648
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Securing your business with security cameras
By Paul Routledge, Country Manager, D-Link UK
When it comes to securing your business, it's always better to try to prevent issues arising, rather than having to deal with the fallout after the event.
Regardless of the services you provide, your business is not exempt from being targeted so a good security surveillance system is highly recommended. You may already have a door alarm - but these days it just isn't enough.
A good camera surveillance system can mitigate theft and robbery, save you money on your insurance, reduce pilferage and allow for rapid response in the event of an incident at your business location, but choosing a security surveillance system can be overwhelming. There are so many different brands, feature, sizes and resolutions to consider, along with features like motion and sound detection, and two-way audio - how do you know which is best for you?
The first thing you want to make sure you do when choosing a digital surveillance option, is ensure you're not wasting money by purchasing unnecessary equipment, while at the same time, not inhibiting your ability to gain the security you are after. As with many of your technology needs, you can often be persuaded into thinking that most expensive is best. This is simply NOT the case anymore. But finding the right solution is key.
While analogue CCTV cameras were all the rave when they first came out, they can provide poor quality images, especially the farther away the camera is from the object they are capturing. Investing in a scalable end-to-end IP solution that integrates with your existing IP network makes great business sense.
In general, IP cameras can capture higher quality images for better identification of print and facial features and are available with infrared lighting, very low light sensitivity or lenses with an automatic iris enabling detailed image capture even in darkened corridors, outside buildings, and parking areas. In addition, they allow flexible installation. IP Cameras can be installed with a single combined power and network cable connected to a PoE switch; allowing camera installation far away from standard power outlets
Here are some camera options and applications to get you started
- Bullet Cameras
Bullet cameras are a permanently sealed weatherproof enclosure that can be used indoors or outdoors without the need for additional hardware.
Bullet cameras are often used because of their all-in-one design and attractive pricing. Try D-Link's Vigilance Full HD Panoramic PoE Camera
- Cube Cameras
Designed for use in small businesses and residential applications, cube cameras are an attractive entry-level surveillance camera solution. Offering HD resolution, the ability to see in complete darkness and two-way audio with a built-in microphones and speakers. Try d-link's Day/Night Outdoor Cloud Camera
- Dome Cameras
Dome cameras offer an aesthetic design wherein the camera, lens and cabling are hidden and protected inside of a domed enclosure. Available in both indoor and outdoor models, dome cameras get their name by their circular, dome shape. One of the main benefits of a dome camera is that the dome can make it difficult to determine where the camera is pointing. Try D-LinksVigilance 5-Megapixel Vandal-Proof Outdoor Dome Camera
Switches are at the heart of the modern network, everything from plug and play entry level products through to Web-managed Smart switches to fully managed enterprise solutions. All built to deliver the ideal platform on which to build a robust and scalable IP Surveillance system.
Desktop Switches will enable both home and office users to easily connect and supply power to Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices such as wireless Access Points (APs), IP cameras, and IP phones while adding more Ethernet devices like computers, printers, and Network Attached Storage (NAS) onto a network.
An IP Surveillance system will generate large amounts of data which can be stored on storage appliances. Intelligently designed and affordable, storage appliances are easily teamed with IP cameras and connected via network switches to provide robust, scalable and secure storage for IP surveillance and data sharing needs.
And finally to storage. Network Video Recorders (NVR) are a standalone storage device that can record video simultaneously from up to nine network cameras without the need to turn on your PC. These products support IP cameras, which makes it an ideal DIY security solution for both homes and small businesses. With no set up fees or subscription costs, home and business users have the most flexible way to ensure their properties are secure.
For more information or help securing your business. Go to https://eu.dlink.com/uk/en
3rd July 2019