The rising trend of criminal activities related to theft and vandalism in residential areas and business offices has led to the demand for closed-circuit television or CCTV. Years ago, not all household or business offices could have surveillance systems installed. The high cost of installing security cameras is not something anyone can afford. Plus, options were limited.
Before the development of the latest technology for security cameras, the go-to surveillance system was CCTV. However, CCTV’s are unable to connect to the internet, as it does not have that kind of capacity. Instead, the cameras connect directly to monitors. However, this kind of system needs continuous monitoring. Hence, you require additional staff to monitor the camera regularly, which is expensive. Thus, only affluent individuals, commercial businesses, and government offices can install security systems.
How Security Cameras Changed Over the Years
Through the years, the continuous changes in technology have led to the development of sophisticated security cameras. These advancements allowed most household and commercial businesses to have security systems installed. These latest changes allow monitoring, even remotely, from your smartphone, laptop, or tablet, continuously.
- Live Streaming
With today’s advancement in technology, security cameras can perform live streaming footage. Since most cameras are wireless, homeowners prefer this type of security system. They can easily monitor their household even if they are hundreds of miles away from their property. Also, since the IP of the cameras connects to the internet, it allows you to control, and access your security systems, remotely.
- Hazard Detection
The integration of video content analytics or VCA in security cameras is another milestone in the development of security systems. One of the roles of VCA is to analyze video footage, detect, and determine movements. Hence, if there is theft involved, the VCA recognizes these movements and follows the subject automatically.
Other functions of VCA is to recognize hazardous conditions, including smoke or fire, and immediately send notifications to avoid excessive damage. It also offers shape recognition that allows the system to identify the person.
- Laser Focus
Bad footage prohibits homeowners and business owners from taking the proper course of action on activities related to theft or vandalism. Even if you have security systems in your household, if the camera was not able to focus on the object correctly, looking at the people involved is challenging. Today, security cameras have evolved by adding laser focusing. This additional function allows the camera to provide a better picture and recording, particularly in areas with limited lighting.
- Easy Recording
The security cameras of today provide an easy recording. The era where your video recordings are copied to VHS and stored in large cabinets are no longer applicable. Nowadays, records from your camera upload automatically to the cloud server of your security system provider, an SD card, or wherever the back-up systems are. It is more convenient, efficient, and saves area spaces.
Most cameras record motion-triggered actions. So, if there were vandalisms or attempted burglary in your household or offices, the VCA will detect it, and the recording is triggered. If you prefer your camera to record 24/7, you can have your installation settings adjusted.
As security cameras continue to evolve, the number of types that are available in the market is overwhelming. Nevertheless, it provides you several options according to your specific needs. With all these advancements, you can now have 24/7 security protection within your household or business premises.