Video Monitoring
Jay Lassiter
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Economic downturns can cause major uncertainties for businesses in the United States. With these downturns comes an increase in criminal activity, so it’s critical to make sure that your business is properly secured. Some cities like New York City reported a 12 percent increase in the overall number of crimes, even though fewer people are on the streets due to social distancing.

Smart video monitoring for businesses allows you to manage security incidents at your business without the need to respond to the site.

Customized Video Alerts

Video monitoring allows you to access your video feeds from anywhere. You can also get custom alerts on possible threats and suspicious activity at your business. The system sends you a video clip as well, so you can see the security event for yourself.

Video monitoring lets you only set alerts on the activity you want to receive, so you’re not inundated with unimportant alerts. You can set the alerts for certain triggers, like every time someone unlocks any doors after business hours.

How You Can Manage Emergencies Using Video Monitoring

It’s never been easier to manage potential emergencies at your business. When you receive an alert, you can simply open the video feed to verify the incident. If it’s a false alarm, you can notify the central monitoring station that there’s no emergency.

If a genuine security event occurs, you can let the monitoring center know so they can notify law enforcement quickly. This notification saves time meaning there’s a faster response from law enforcement, and they may be able to catch the crime in progress versus arriving there after the fact.

Video monitoring is beneficial for fires or break-ins because it captures vital security footage of the incident that you can share with the police and your insurance company. You can easily find the security footage and share it directly from the security app on your mobile device. The videos can help identify suspects to aid law enforcement in their investigation.

Combine access control with video monitoring, and you can manage the most important functions of your security system no matter where you are. For more information on how video monitoring can help you and your business contact IDS Alarm Services.

 About IDS Alarm Services, Inc.

As an experienced security integrator, IDS Alarm Services, Inc. has served clients in the Southeast U.S. since 1990. Their innovative product offerings include Access Control, Fire Alarms, Network Wiring, Security Systems, and Video Surveillance. Contact us today if you have any questions about adding security or fire alarm systems to your property.