Once you decide that you need to purchase a video recording system for your business, you will quickly find that there are an incredible number of options on the market. This is not necessarily an easy shopping decision, as you can become overwhelmed with all of the jargon and technical terms which fill this industry. Fortunately, if you stop to think about the important keys for your business, you should be able to come away with a system which is perfect for your needs.
How Many Cameras?
One of the first questions you should ask yourself is how many security cameras you are going to want to include in the system. Obviously, the system you choose will need to be large enough to handle the number of cameras you would like to use. However, you don’t want to buy a system which is too large for your needs, as you will wind up paying too much money for capabilities you aren’t going to use. Think carefully about how large or small your system is going to be, and then shop accordingly.
How Much Storage is Required?
This is another question which relates to the size of your system, but it is specific to the storage capacity that you will have available. If you are planning to record a large quantity of video, and that video is going to be of the high-resolution variety, you are going to need a sizable storage drive. You can choose to use a system which will store your video right on the recorder, or you can use cloud storage as a more flexible solution. For many businesses, a combination of recorder and cloud storage will wind up being the most appropriate choice.
It All Needs to Be Compatible
If you already own some of the cameras you are going to use, or if you are picking and choosing different parts from different suppliers, make sure everything is going to ‘play nice’ in the end. You don’t want to wind up with equipment that will not interface properly, as such a system will be nothing but a headache from the time it is installed. Check the specs on all equipment you are considering and ask an expert if you need to confirm that one piece of gear will work with another.
In an increasingly mobile world, it might make sense for you to be able to access your business video recording system. If this is a capability which is important to you, check to make sure it is available on any system you are considering. However, while this is a nice perk for many businesses, it is not necessary for all. If you don’t think that you would use this feature, as may be the case if you have a company where a manager is on site at all times, you can skip it and likely save some money in the process.