In recent years there has been a great improvement in the video surveillance industry. However, some properties are still using older analog camera technology, which results in low resolution video surveillance and limits the overall security environment. A property’s video surveillance should operate at a high level to provide helpful and accurate information.
Properties should consider upgrading certain technology, including cameras and video recorders, to utilize the new improvements. These improvements include:
- Upgrading the existing DVR to a hybrid Network Video Recorder (“NVR”) with local area network connection to allow for video surveillance from all locations.
- Hybrid NVRs allow for use of current analog cameras and Network IP cameras, which allows the building to upgrade from analog to Network IP cameras gradually overtime.
- Hybrid NVRs combined with LAN connections allow for network and remote surveillance of live and recorded video on a laptop, tablet or smartphone if the board decides to add these functionalities in the future.
- Upgrading the existing analog cameras to Network IP cameras that increase the security environment by providing greater resolution and useable video footage allowing true identification capabilities.
- Upgrading existing analog cameras to Wide Dynamic Range (“WDR”) dome cameras that are designed for applications that include both outside sunlight and inside artificial light in the same scene.