What You Didn’t Know About Your Video Surveillance System
Dispelling Common Myths
If you’re interested in bolstering your security, you’ve probably already thought about adding a video surveillance system to your Jacksonville property.
In fact, you may have started doing research on the types of cameras and equipment that’s right for your property.
But there’s a lot of misinformation out there. In this blog, we’ll dispel some common myths surrounding what you can get out of your smart surveillance cameras.
Want to learn more? Keep reading!
Myth 1: 4K Is Always the Best Option
If you’re a fan of video technology – from your smartphone to your flat-panel TV – you may be familiar with 4K. The video standard has revolutionized homes and businesses across Florida.
And you may be surprised to learn that a big reason for that is home security. Manufacturers saw a need in the surveillance market for better resolution to protect your home.
But 4K isn’t always the best option, especially if you have minimal storage space. A 4K signal takes up four times the amount of storage space as a 1080p video. That means fewer hours of footage available for review.
Installing a 4K system only works if you have the space to store it, whether that’s an on-site server or on the cloud.
Myth 2: Wireless Means Less Work
Wireless cameras are transforming the industry. Homeowners and business owners are turning to wireless options to avoid heavy installation at the beginning of their projects.
But while wireless may lower upfront cost, it’s not a magic solution. In fact, you could end up spending more on your wireless system.
Wireless systems typically require more regular maintenance, as Wi-Fi signals can easily become impeded or blackout. Plus, wireless systems are much easier to breach than hardwired systems, so they require a lot more of a digital security investment than their hardwired counterparts.
Myth 3: Surveillance Cameras Are Always Watching
One of the biggest misconceptions about your surveillance system is that it’s always watching. While it’s possible to create a system that’s always on, you can also program it to only arm when you really need it.
Sensors, timers, and integrated technology settings can ensure your surveillance cameras only ever capture the action that you need, like when you’re away or in the middle of the night.
That way, you’re not filling up your storage space with hours of unnecessary footage.
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