Commercial Video Surveillance Systems
Commercial video surveillance protects your business while keeping your employees and customers safe. S.A. Morman provides state-of-the-art video surveillance systems customized to meet the needs of your business, regardless of size or budget. We work with top manufacturers to offer indoor cameras, outdoor cameras, video recording, video management software, storage devices, motion sensors, and most other video security equipment needs.
Our team of experts will work with you to conceptualize and install the right system for you and your facility. Whether you need one analog camera or multiple IP cameras integrated with access control, S.A. Morman offers the right security solution for you. Located in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, we are the premier commercial security provider in Western Michigan.
The Three Types of Commercial Video Surveillance Systems
IP – Cloud Based
IP camera systems are the latest technology and offer the clearest images, night vision, remote monitoring capabilities, and more sophisticated tools, including data analytics. Most wireless security cameras are IP and integrate well into modern surveillance systems with higher operational efficiency. These video analytics are capable of offering motion detection, facial recognition, person counting, and dwell time monitoring. As technology advances, IP camera systems are also declining in price. These cameras usually record onto a Network Video Recorder unit, or NVR system, as opposed to a DVR system.
IP – Cloud Based
The newest technology in IP camera systems is moving towards cloud-based solutions. Many IT departments are moving their services away from on-premise servers to the cloud to save on the rising cost of running and maintaining on-site servers. Video management systems are quickly following by also offering cloud-based options. These cloud-based video systems offer a convenient and secure way to access your cameras from any browser or mobile device. They also offer the ability to receive push notifications for any type of alarm event right on your mobile device.
Cloud-based systems are also far easier to maintain, as all software and firmware updates are digitally pushed out to the devices as opposed to manually installing server updates to an on-premise system. The risk of hard drive and other hardware failure is also eliminated to keep your data protected.
Analog surveillance cameras offer live viewing and transmit footage to a recording system, such as a Digital Video Recorder, or DVR. To function, analog camera systems must be connected to the recording system through a coaxial cable. This is also known as a closed-circuit television system, or CCTV. Analog choices vary from standard definition to high definition PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) style cameras.
Many customers are updating their existing analog systems to digital (IP) based systems. SA Morman can assist with this upgrade. We have solutions that range from replacing the whole system to utilizing existing analog cameras or existing coaxial cable.
New Systems and Existing Integrations
Oftentimes, companies need to upgrade their existing video surveillance system with newer and more robust technology. As the industry develops, there are increasingly more advanced surveillance options to choose from to increase security in your facility. By upgrading camera quality, recording capabilities, and cloud-based viewing options, you can effectively bring your existing system into the modern era.
Additionally, if you are in need of an entirely new system, S.A. Morman’s security consultants can analyze your business’s needs and recommend the technology best suited to enhance your facility’s security within your budget. Our team has had the opportunity to work with variable sized businesses in a variety of different fields. This has given us a unique perspective and level of expertise in determining the best video surveillance solution for you to choose from.
Access Control Integration
Access control systems provide a high level of security when integrated with video surveillance technology. By requiring that individuals possess credentials to pass through important access points, you can ensure a greater level of security within your space. When you pair this system with basic or sophisticated video surveillance, you drastically decrease the number of unknown variables and unwanted actions on your premises. Certain surveillance options such as IP systems can even use facial-recognition software to regulate access at specific entry points.
S.A. Morman’s security system experts can integrate your video surveillance system with an access control system to give you the highest level of site visibility and security. Learn more about our Access Control System options here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you monitor video surveillance?
Monitoring video surveillance can be done live or by viewing previously recorded footage. To view live, you’ll need access to your camera system. In closed circuit TV systems, the footage usually feeds to a central location on-site for security personnel to monitor. Many modern systems allow for digital footage to stream to mobile devices such as smartphones, desktops, or laptops with access to the network.
What are some of the advantages of commercial video surveillance systems?
Commercial video surveillance systems provide ample benefits to business owners and employees alike. These systems allow you to monitor the behavior of visitors and company personnel, which can act as a deterrent for unwanted events such as theft or vandalism. Assuming that an that an event does occur, having video footage is an excellent resource. Being able to monitor your facility remotely can also increase operational efficiency. If you decide to implement video analytics software, you can reduce staffing requirements and automate access control as well.
What is a commercial security system?
A commercial security system commonly consists of video surveillance and access control equipment working in tandem to safeguard and monitor your facility and its goods. By controlling who can and cannot access areas of your facility and recording the interior and exterior, you can be assured that your site is safe and secure.
Do business security cameras require contracts?
No, business security cameras are purchased by the business and installed by a service. There can be fees for video analytics and other surveillance software, but the hardware and installation fees are generally paid once. Some providers may charge for regular servicing of hardware and software.
What kind of security cameras work best for businesses?
Cameras and video management systems are evolving quickly. When deciding on which cameras would work best for your business, we recommend starting with more modern options such as IP cameras. These cameras allow you to use night vision, mobile streaming, video analytics, HD recording, and more. They also integrate well with access control to ensure that your facility is properly protected and monitored.
How much does a commercial security system cost?
The price of a surveillance system varies greatly depending on the sophistication of the equipment, the size of the building, the number of cameras or monitors, and more. You may want to upgrade your current analog cameras or build a brand-new system with the most cutting-edge video surveillance technology. That being said, every system is custom designed to fit the size and needs of each business. Contact us today for more information.