Improvements in security technology have made us safer now than ever before, yet many businesses still aren’t using these systems adequately, or even at all.
The first video camera system was invented in 1949 and consisted of a single camera connected to a tube t.v. screen via coaxial cable. This technology didn’t improve much until the 1990s with the advent of IP cameras. IP Cameras brought video surveillance into the digital world, but now the next evolution is happening making exciting new developments in surveillance technology affordable and available to everyone, which means there’s next to no excuse to not take advantage of affordable video surveillance systems that provide more protection than a locked door ever could.
TRADITIONAL VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
While the earliest forms of video surveillance were used in the early 1920s, via closed-circuit television (CCTV), the technology didn’t become commonplace until the 1970s thanks to the development of video cassette recorders. As a result, banks and stores began installing security cameras to keep their businesses safe from criminal activity. Within two decades, the development of digital recording replaced tape recording and afforded greater opportunity to record, store, and review security footage.
MODERN VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
These days, most video security systems are installed to begin recording whenever motion is detected. That’s a great start, but many of these systems ignore the fact that not all motion events are created equal.
Furthermore, some systems don’t allow users to filter data for easy access to specific attributes like gender, shirt color, and more. Improvements in modern surveillance technology also afford businesses the opportunity to take advantage of facial recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) for greater protection.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?
Hypothetically, let’s say one of your employees walks out to their car and finds it has been scraped by another vehicle, leaving red paint on the front fender. That employee thinks that the damage may have happened after they returned from lunch at 1 P.M. and before they left at 5 P.M. In most systems, you are left to potentially watch 4 hours of video footage searching for the incident.
With a modern security system from TCI, you can leverage the AI-based intelligent search capabilities of your system and type red-vehicle into the search bar. The system will return all footage containing a red vehicle within seconds allowing for you to find the incident quickly.
MORE THAN SIMPLE SECURITY
For many, the word “surveillance” is synonymous with “security.” While security is, or should be, the main idea, video surveillance can also be used for video analytics—allowing users to gain additional valuable insights from recorded data.
According to Security Magazine, businesses have used video data to enhance store and workplace layout and improve foot traffic. Others have used their data to improve sales by adjusting business hours and optimizing staff scheduling.
In any event, modern video surveillance isn’t just about increased security—it’s about improving all aspects of your business while protecting the people and goods inside of it from almost anywhere in the world.
Keeping your business safe is our top priority, and we make it possible by offering a comprehensive suite of on-premise and cloud-based security solutions tailored to your needs.
From video surveillance technologies that allow you to monitor areas, people, and things of interest to smart products that restrict or permit access to specific buildings, rooms, or areas, we’ve got the experience and expertise you want when working with a security partner.