You are concerned about security for your small business but don't want to spend a fortune on a system. Is this something you can choose yourself and how will you know what will work for you?
Well, yes. You can choose a security camera and set it up yourself but you have to choose the right one. Here are some tips from Small Business Trends on choosing and installing a system by yourself for your small business.
Choosing Security Cameras
Is the setup easy? You should be able to determine from instructions on the box or from a brief discussion with a store clerk whether the security camera you are choosing has a simple or elaborate setup. If you can't tell from the packaging, consider looking for a simpler system, as you need an easy setup.
Where can you access the feed? If you have a camera recording at your place of business but no remote access to feeds, then you may need to choose a different system. Make sure that you get a security camera that allows you to see your feed over wi-fi online and on your mobile devices.
Look for local storage. Apart from being able to access your feed online, you will want to store it both locally and remotely, or on the cloud.
Seek automatic storage. You probably won't want to monitor your feed constantly but you will need access to the recordings or the whole purpose of a camera is defeated. Make sure your model saves footage.
Video quality matters. Try to look at some sample footage before deciding what to buy so that you ensure video quality is good enough. There is no point recording video that can't be meaningfully viewed.