Security is essential for the success of any property management business and modern technology is able to provide comprehensive surveillance solutions of the highest quality for costs that are much lower than employing multiple human security guards on your property.
However, choosing the right surveillance system is not easy, the wide range of customizable features available from vendors requires buyers to make important decisions regarding the sets of features that are the most important for them, so here are some of the aspects that you should have in mind when evaluating your apartment security camera options:
- Camera type – the two basic types of cameras used in surveillance systems are IP cameras that transmit the recorded information over a network and offer great image resolution, scalability and advanced analytics and analog cameras that can work better in low-light environments and are not disturbed by fluorescent lighting;
- Costs – IP camera systems are more expensive than analog devices;
- Maintenance – surveillance camera systems in general need very little maintenance, but out of the two options, analog systems are even less maintenance intensive due to the fact that they don’t work through a network, therefore they are not affected by network-related issues, such bandwidth limitations, viruses or network congestion.