What to Look For in Business Security Cameras: Accessibility

At Business Security Cameras of Orange County, we want to help businesses large and small understand this industry better. We believe in empowering our customers with the information they need to make the best possible decision for their businesses.

With that in mind, here is the third post in our series on what to look for in business security cameras. This week we’re focusing on accessibility. What happens to your security footage once it’s recorded, and how easy or hard is it for you to access that footage?

Traditional Methods

Traditional business security camera systems record footage onto physical media. Tapes were once the standard storage method, but they have largely been supplanted by hard drives. While the tape technology has long been on its way out, we do still come across it in older systems.

Sophisticated systems in larger installations usually opted for networked storage, sending footage to a central server on the premises. The most secure facilities would also have a live feed control room, similar to what you see on TV.

These methods were the best available a decade ago, and they still serve their purpose well. But, since everything is localized, you pretty much need to be on site to view or copy the footage.

The Cloud Changes the Game

Many of today’s systems are cloud-enabled, meaning that security footage can be both stored and accessed online. This can be done alongside traditional options or in place of them, depending on the needs of your business.

When you store your security footage online, you gain access to that footage from anywhere, provided you have the proper credentials. To give just one example, this is huge for small business owners, who can now check security feeds from the comfort of home.

This powerful technology can be game-changing for many businesses. Intrigued? Contact us today to learn more.


About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.