Once your CCTV cameras are set up on your site, it is time for the real protection to start which involves Remote Monitoring. This article discusses what you need to know as a consumer about remotely monitoring your CCTV cameras.
Your cameras are connected to an online system that records all the footage in real time using over an internet connection. Usually the system will come with a downloadable mobile app or you will be able to sign in online where you will be able to monitor surveillance in real time. As long as you have access to the internet, you will be able to track the camera anywhere in the world. The system allows for more than one person to view at the same time, so your family members or staff can also monitor the cameras. This connection can be live 24/7 or only switched on at times when your site is not attended.
A private security company or third party vendor can also help monitor your site, they will be monitoring 24/7 using an internet connection at their CCTV Monitoring Station or Control Room. The remote system is event triggered and the alarm is activated if the camera detects any unusual activity, such as camera motion or a door closing. The security team are alerted in real time, they can review the footage and take action immediately.
Remote monitoring eliminates the need for an on-site security guard. Their are many benefits, one being that because remote monitoring works in real time, once activity is picked up, the alarm is activated immediately and can alert the police or security services to step in – this creates a very fast and reliable reaction time to secure your property. Very often, even just the presence of a security camera will deter criminals. Actual video evidence will make sure they can be identified and prosecuted – some security systems even have a loudspeaker where the criminal can be communicated with. It also offers more safety for lone workers and allows you to view your cameras at any time.
It is important to make sure that the CCTV cameras you install are linked to a reputable company with a properly developed remote monitoring app or system which Eyecam provides.
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