Why Choose Remote Monitoring For Security Cameras?

September 12th, 2019

Security cameras have come a long way in the past few years.  New cameras can be completely wireless, provide HD footage or better, switch to other visibility modes like low-light and infrared, and swivel around by remote control.  New cameras also use IP signals, which means they’re compatible with a basic wireless network and can send their footage to remote cloud servers for storage.  At the same time, costs have come down so that most homes and businesses in Houston, TX can afford a set of security cameras with minimal installation costs.

One exciting new feature is remote monitoring.  Remote monitoring means that you can access your camera feeds using a secure app on your smartphone no matter where on the planet you happen to be.  Whether you’re in your office, out on a business trip, or off on vacation, you can keep an eye on your company and see what happens when you aren’t out in the store or watching the main room in person.  Remote monitoring can cost a bit more than a basic camera installation, but it comes with several benefits.

Employee Monitoring

The way an employee behaves can be very different depending on if they think someone’s watching or not.  They might become rude to customers, slack off when there’s work to do, steal company property, harass other employees, and cause all kinds of other issues.  Remote monitoring can help you identify these problem workers and give you an idea of what to do about them.  Also, employees are more likely to behave themselves when they know a supervisor may be watching them at any time.

Instant Alerts

Your remote monitoring app can integrate with your security alarm system to send you alerts when your alarm goes off.  This lets you see exactly what’s happening through your live feeds the moment you get the alert.  You can also get motion-detecting cameras that only start recording when they sense something moving in front of them, and these can also alert your phone so you can find out who’s entering a restricted area and watch what they do.

Liability Investigation

Many people in Houston, TX like to sue companies to get a big liability settlement.  Sometimes they have a solid case for negligence, but other times they don’t.  With remote monitoring, you can pull up the relevant feed, go back to when the incident happened, and see for yourself who did what and when.  Having this information can protect you from false liability suits and let you settle other incidents immediately without needing to go to court.

Remote monitoring adds a layer of convenience and access to your surveillance system, and it lets business owners and other authorized workers see the security feeds even when they aren’t in the room with the monitor and recording device.  That means management can react much faster when an alert goes out and they have more opportunities to monitor employees when they aren’t around in person.  So when you upgrade or install a surveillance system in your Houston, TX building, be sure to ask your security company about remote monitoring.

"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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Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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