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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Importance of Video Surveillance

Business and homeowners, Federal and State government institutions, educational facilities, huge campuses, and others can benefit in a huge way by implementing video surveillance. There are three reasons for doing so:
  1. Crime Prevention. The visible presence of cameras outside and inside is often enough to stop a crime before it happens.
  2. Documentation. When a crime does occur, a quality video surveillance system will be able to provide pictures of the criminal, possibly in the act.
  3. Remote Access. Electronic Systems Consultants LLC (ESC) can connect your video surveillance system to your smart phone or laptop so when you’re out and about you can look in on things.
Crime prevention is perhaps one of the most important aspects associated with CCTV implementation because it seeks to stop crimes from happening in the first place. For example, the very sight of a camera  staring you in the face when you walk into a retail store tells the would-be criminal that chances are that he'll be caught doing his ill deed. The idea is that he'll then go elsewhere, where he knows there are no cameras.

Documentation is also an important part of security because it assures us that when something bad does happen. law enforcement will have a full accounting of it on film, so to speak. Of course, today's video surveillance systems do not use photo-sensitive film to record images on. Instead, analog images are converted into digital data and then they are stored either within a solid-state memory device or on a hard drive in a digital video recorder, for example.

Remote access to your video surveillance system allows you to see cameras in action in real time as well as review recorded video clips. Best of all, this capability allows you to see them from anywhere in the world. In years past this feat was performed over a standard telephone connection using a modem of some kind. Today's DVRs do this through the Internet.

ESC offers the finest in IP (Internet Protocol) as well as traditional CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) systems. We offer the following brands:
  • Vicon
  • Openeye
  • Pelco
  • Samsung
  • Eastern CCTV
  • Bosch
  • Sony

For more information on ESC video surveillance services, visit our services page at