Businesses that used a CCTV monitoring system to record what is going on often had difficulty viewing the video feeds. These people would have to either request the material from a security monitoring center, go back and look at tapes or DVDs, or log into websites to view the material that was recorded. Thanks to modern technology people with CCTV monitoring systems can now view the video feeds with ease.
Many CCTV monitoring systems offer business owners the chance to use remote CCTV viewing on their smartphone. We will take a closer look at what this provides, how it can help business owners and why it is a feature consider using.
What is Remote CCTV Viewing on a Smartphone?
The ability to watch video feeds through a smartphone app that allows business to get instant access to the cameras around their property. All they have to do is log into their account and pull up the video feed. They will be able to watch live recordings of the cameras around their property. There is no need of a computer or a waiting time for a security alert center to send the video over to you as you get instant access to the video feeds, and you also get to download all of the video libraries.
But maybe the greatest feature is the live warning option, an option that some of the security companies are offering. This feature automatically recognizes any predetermined objects like people, pests or changes in the scenery and when triggered it issues a live warning to the user. This way the user gets faster reaction time and a chance to minimize or prevent any damages.
How Can This Feature Help Business Owners?
When you choose to have the ability to implement remote CCTV viewing on a smartphone, you can help your business in a variety of ways. The biggest way is to avoid false alarms. False alarms can cost businesses lots of money in fines and even put them at risk of losing their police protection. The ability to have remote CCTV access on your smartphone allows you to view what might be triggering the alarm and determine if it is a false alarm. This will help you avoid sending out police to an alarm that isn’t really an alarm.
And with the help of the live warning feature, you will always have a set of monitoring eyes that will provide you with an early alarm if any flood or pest infestation is starting on, or an intruder is breaking in.
Another benefit why to install this feature in your CCTV monitoring system is that it can lower insurance rates. Many insurance companies provide a discount to businesses that have this feature installed. The discount is applied because the business owner took the initiative to install the system themselves and keep their property and belongings safe.
Does it Take Anything Extra to Install This Feature?
Many businesses are reluctant to get this feature because they think there is a lot that needs to be installed. In reality, not much needs to be installed for the CCTV security system to implement remote viewing on a smartphone. The only thing that you will need to do is download an app on your smartphone. This app gives you direct access to the CCTV feeds. There is no need to install anything extra to your CCTV system. All of it works with the system and can be accessed with just a tap of an app.