TMCnet Feature
April 21, 2020

Best Security Cameras for Your Business

Feeling protected at home and in the office is important, and finding the right equipment for the job is as well. Although they both need similar coverage in the sense of safety and security, home security camera systems and business security systems require different tools to properly meet the needs of the location and environment. More and more businesses are installing video security systems and for reasons beyond just catching shoplifters. We listed a few of the best security cameras for your business.


Evidenced by their name, wired security, these systems require cables for power, internet connection, and video transmission. A wired security camera system is better suited for businesses with a more permanent location due to the installation time. As wired systems require running cables, installation and mounting can be a long process. The location of cameras and the recorder will depend on access to power outlets and you’ll need to run cables between devices. Once installed, wired systems are less flexible as moving cameras will require re-running cables. For people looking for a quick, temporary security solution installation and lack of flexibility are detracting factors. However, for many, the increased reliability and ability to link more cameras will offset the longer installation process.


Wireless security cameras are easier to install, and they give you greater flexibility for placement. Wireless cameras rely on Wi-Fi or other networks. Follow the instructions, and you can set up and connect most cameras in less than thirty minutes. Not only are wireless security cameras less expensive than wired systems, but they’re also easier to move and transport. Just unplug them, and you’re ready to go!

Professional Monitoring

Professional monitoring relies on local monitoring service stations to watch over your business for triggered sensors and unusual activity. If you pay for a professional monitoring service, your system is linked to a monitoring center. When there's an alarm, an alarm signal is sent to the monitoring center. The monitoring center will assess the situation and call you and/or the emergency contacts you may provide. If the monitoring center confirms that there's an emergency or if you or your contacts fail to answer their call, they will dispatch help to your address based on what triggered the alarm. If it was your security sensors, for example, they will send the police. If it's your smoke alarms, the fire department will be dispatched.

Custom Security System

A custom security system can be tailor-made to fit your needs and can include almost anything you want it to. Custom alarms can give you better protection and convenience, although they usually cost a bit more to install. Depending on your needs, one or two custom features can be added to a basic security system to personalize it without costing a small fortune.

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