There’s no question that video surveillance can help a business in a lot of ways. You’ve probably heard of the latest advance in surveillance, but you might be wondering why Remote Video Storage would be better than having a recorder on site. Here’s three good reasons to give remote storage a closer look:
1. Eliminate Head End Mess & Liability. Having your video surveillance system on site has always been the traditional way to monitor footage, but it can take up a lot of space (and sometimes be quite the eye-sore!). In addition to most head end areas being aesthetically displeasing, the accessibility of a video system’s head end can pose a threat to security. When employees or common visitors to your site know where the recorder is kept, they can easily change settings, turn off the machine, or cause damage. Even without someone looking to harm your machines, dust, floods, fires and other accidents can pose a threat to recorded footage (not to mention, set you back a few thousand dollars).
2. Choose How Long to Record. When a video surveillance system is installed on-site, a certain amount of hard drive space is installed in the recorder which can allocate anywhere between 1 and 90 days of video storage. If you’re worried you will run out of space, or you don’t want to pay for too much hard drive, you can pick, choose, and change the number of days you’d like to save footage for.
3. Robust & Reliable. For many businesses, checking up on their video surveillance system only happens under one circumstance: after something has already happened. Many times, a recorder will sit for months or years in between check-ups, and once something happens, owners and operators sometimes find their machines have
been down for weeks. Allowing someone else to manage your footage means paying for regular maintenance and check ups that you probably don’t have the time to do yourself. This ensures that when something does happen, you’ll have the footage you need, when you need it.
So if you’re looking to free up some office space, need more flexibility in recording time, or are looking to ensure your system is always running smoothly, consider remote storage as your next solution.