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Getting the Most Out of Your Pre-Existing Surveillance Setup

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Surveillance technology is one of the most cutting-edge advancements ever invented.

Surveillance technology is one of the most cutting-edge advancements ever invented. As sophisticated as the assets we have now are, there is always some room for improvement. That’s why optimizing your current security systems matters so much. New devices, approaches, and best practices evolve to meet the times. So with all of that in mind, what can (and should) you do next? We’ll explain!

Ways to Upgrade the Arrangement 

Wholesale changes can be daunting prospects. However, that shouldn’t discourage you from getting the job done as soon as you can. Given the continued worries surrounding the Delta variant, stepping up your safety measures won’t lead you wrong. It’s better to be hypervigilant than to be accused of negligence. This scenario is the case anyway, but it has never been more vitally important than it is now. Traditional measures such as security staff, K9 units, and alarm panels can only go so far. CCTV began as analog technology, but the march of time has brought us modernized IP network cameras. Use them. Besides, video analytics make decoding multiple data streams simple. 

The Importance of Voice Communication

Voice communication doesn’t just happen via two-way radios anymore. Networked audio speakers take that concept to the next level. IP cameras equipped with motion detectors (or sound detectors) are even more powerful. Human operators can spot intruders and warn them to leave before security arrives to detain or remove them. 

Pre-recorded messages do help. But sometimes, the voice of a live person can do more to startle and deter loiterers, vandals, or anyone lying down where they shouldn’t be. In these cases, it’s best to use your judgment. That advice is especially true if you know there are homeless people around your campus who need a place to rest and be safe for a little while.  

How Your Business Benefits 

Either way, your business will reap the rewards. Proactive security measures aren’t perfect, but these steps represent an enormous step-up from your previous efforts. So how does your business end up benefiting from this upgrade? Offsite security companies can notify the onsite staff that something is going wrong. Sending guards also helps, especially when the regular guard teams are overwhelmed. As we indicated above, automatic broadcasts can scare away trespassers. Such system upgrades continually monitor the situation as it evolves. Contacting the police also becomes quicker, easier, and less complicated. 


Located in Columbia, Maryland, ARK Systems provides unsurpassed quality and excellence in the security industry, from system design to installation. We handle all aspects of security with local and remote locations. With over 30 years in the industry, ARK Systems is an experienced security contractor. Trust ARK to handle your most sensitive data storage, surveillance, and security solutions. Contact ARK Systems at 1-800-995-0189 or click here today. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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