How to Choose The Best Security Cameras For Your Business

January 16th, 2019

The success of a business in Houston. TX depends on many factors, security being a major one. You need to protect it against several threats including malicious mischief, theft, and burglary. Installing business security cameras is the most efficient method of improving the safety of an investment. The number of businesses in Houston. TX installing business security cameras is significantly growing, proving their effectiveness in deterring criminals. However, it requires time, careful evaluation and analysis to choose the right system that meets the security needs of a business enterprise.

Below is the ultimate buyer's guide for anyone who wishes to install business security cameras. It includes a few questions that you should ask as a prospective buyer before deciding the system to choose.

What are the business security requirements to your investment?

A prospective buyer needs to understand the capabilities of an ideal security system. Some possible specifications include night vision, infrared and wireless compatibilities. Such a system can identify intruders even in the dark. Some other features to consider are weatherproof capability and the recording resolution. As well, know the type of lens camera you are buying, whether it be vari-focal or a fixed lens. The recorder can be a hardware based digital recorder or a PC-based digital video recorder.

A buyer should also know whether the security camera is meant for outdoor or indoor use. The highest and lowest temperature recommended for a specific brand, and the duration recorded videos are kept.

Does the supplier meet your requirements?

A buyer should consider purchasing a security system from a supplier specializing in security cameras. The supplier should have an excellent reputation and favor buyers with an exceptional customer service. When buying, consider the expertise level of the customer service and sales representatives, including how long the supplier has been operational.

Does the security system meet all your business requirements?

When designing a security camera system, seek help from experts to ensure it satisfies the needs of your business. This includes the number of cameras, the type of power supply, and capacity for the security cameras, enough hard drive capacity and an efficient digital video recorder. A good security system also allows remote monitoring.

System Installation

Business managers should purchase a wireless surveillance system that is easy to install such that they can do it by themselves if they wish. However, they need to understand the needed installation tools, where the cameras should be mounted and camera alignment after installation.

Does the system allow remote monitoring?

Business owners are recommended to choose surveillance systems that allow remote viewing to ensure efficient monitoring of their business at all times. Such a system is capable of broadcasting live and records footages to mobile devices and desktop PCs.

What are the initial and maintenance costs of the security system?

When choosing a security system, consider the purchase price, maintenance and monitoring costs to determine the overall cost. As well, the product should be beneficial in the long run, with great performance and ability to support upgrades.

The chosen system should also be expandable to meet the growing business needs and rapidly changing market trends. Wireless camera systems are the best as their network can be advanced to IP systems easily.

Finally, choose a trusted security brand that supplies high-quality products. Buying can be done online or directly from a local brick and mortar location. Ensure security of your business is the main priority and make the right choice that satisfies your business security needs.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

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