Protecting their business is a worry that many small business owners must address. One of the most popular tools available today is a camera system. In the past, the costs associated with this tool had been a barrier to its implementation. The good news is that recent improvements in technology have really driven the prices down. But buyer beware—the adage of “you get what you pay for” often holds true. Yes, you can purchase a camera system for a few hundred dollars, but if the image quality is poor or the system isn't reliable, is it really a good deal?
Don’t worry—there is hope. If you properly evaluate your specific needs and conduct research to understand the limitations associated with each product, you can still get an affordable camera system that will do the job. Selecting the right camera system is a complicated decision. To simplify things, let's separate this decision into two main choices: the camera and the recording system. Both decisions are equally important and impact the overall effectiveness of the system. For the purposes of this discussion, we are going to focus on the cameras themselves.
Below are some factors to consider when selecting a security camera.
This does not cover every factor to consider when selecting a security camera, but it does give you a great place to start. Knowing exactly what you want out of your camera system goes a long way in determining what you need to purchase. There are good affordable camera options on the market today. You just need to do some research and find one that fits your needs.