Video Surveillance Systems: Keeping Your Property Safe


August 20, 2021

Whether it’s your company’s offices or other commercial property, keeping your property safe is an ongoing priority. Video surveillance systems are among the most important resources for protecting your building, assets, and staff.

The use of security cameras to monitor situations is nothing new, but the tech behind modern video surveillance systems has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years. Whether you are completing an entirely new system or replacing an outdated platform, APS can take your security to a whole new level.

The Evolution of Modern Video Surveillance Systems

Security cameras have been used, especially in commercial settings, for decades. However, older systems deliver a limited level of security, fuzzy picture and often times come with limited functionality. Nowadays, it is far better to opt for web and IP security and surveillance systems.

Modern high-end security systems serve a similar purpose to traditional security cameras. However, the network surveillance solutions boast a wide range of additional features that will take your commercial property’s protection to the next level. They will enable you to:

  • Capture a far greater resolution, including HD image quality.
  • Gain access to the network surveillance system from your cell, tablet, or computer anywhere in the world.
  • Adapt the network surveillance system by adding extra cameras to reflect your changing needs or business expansion.
  • Install quickly and easily.
  • Support the system with the latest, most advanced software packages available.


The Importance of Video Surveillance Systems

Modern security cameras have become increasingly affordable and accessible in recent times, leading even more business and commercial property owners to seek a modern video surveillance system. A quick glance at the statistics surrounding theft and intrusions instantly highlights the need for you to utilize high-end, trusted, and tested security cameras.

  • Over 1 million burglaries happen in the US each year.
  • Properties without security systems are 3x more likely to be burglarized.
  • Victims are injured in more than 7% of burglaries.
  • Up to 95% of businesses will experience theft of some kind, including employee theft.
  • Theft is the most common form of property crime by far.

With burglaries occurring at every minute of every day, taking the necessary precautions is essential. There are countless advantages of the workplace and commercial property surveillance. Some of the most telling features are detailed below.

Deter Burglars

The most obvious reason to add high-end security cameras is to force would-be burglars to think twice about attempting a break-in. A whopping 85% of burglaries are attempted by amateurs, and the visual presence of a security camera will make most think twice about entering your property illegally.

After all, they’ll know that there is a much greater chance of being caught, while it’s also more likely that the property will be protected by further safety measures. Placing video surveillance in clear sight of entrance points will, therefore, prevent a large percentage of attempted break-ins.

Employ A Quick Response

Although deterring burglars is the priority when installing a security camera, using video surveillance cameras and a modern Network Video Recording (NVR) system also enables you to take quick action in the event a situation arises. These systems can send notifications and alerts directly to your devices.

The average burglary lasts around 12 minutes, which underlines the need for an instant response. So, while time isn’t necessarily on your side—12 minutes to respond to something of this magnitude isn’t much—having video surveillance and an NVR in place can help mitigate losses through avenues like insurance claims.

Secure Evidence

Even with the best business or commercial security systems in place, it is impossible to protect yourself against all break-ins. Of course, finding and prosecuting a perpetrator is much tougher when you don’t have any evidence, if that’s an avenue you ultimately pursue. Digital security cameras are the ideal solution because they take HD footage that will allow for quicker and more accurate identification.

Likewise, the fact that footage is instantly stored in the cloud means that burglars can’t destroy the evidence by breaking cameras and tapes like they could with older systems. On top of securing evidence of burglaries, the advanced systems can also track employees who are responsible for 90% of significant theft.

Gain Peace of Mind

Aside from the direct benefits of adding high-end security cameras, an NVR (Network Video Recorder) system should put your mind at ease. There’s nothing like knowing that your risks are reduced, thanks to the visual deterrents, and that you are well equipped to implement a speedy and thorough response during and/or after a break-in.

Where Can Video Surveillance Systems Be Installed?

Here at Access Professional Systems, we pride ourselves on delivering modern security solutions for commercial and business properties alike. The great thing about a network surveillance system is that the installation is very easy to complete. In fact, our approach is a simple three-step process:

  1. Working with you, we’ll design a system that provides complete coverage and visibility around your property. The systems can incorporate high-end cameras for internal and external areas.
  1. We install each camera in the designated location.
  1. We ensure that each camera is connected to the Network Video Recorder (NVR) and ensure that you know how to access and monitor the system remotely.

These versatile facilities also enable you to relocate the cameras or add new cameras to the system as required.


Whether dealing with your home or commercial properties, prevention is always the best form of protection. Advanced video surveillance systems are a key feature that can deliver the benefits detailed in this article to stop intrusions and the loss of possessions. To learn more about security camera installation, along with other features, including gate automation and access control, contact APS today.

How do you know you’re in good hands with APS? We’ve successfully installed equipment and services in more than 14,500 projects. Get a free estimate today, or contact us directly by phone at 858-223-9982 (CA) or 602-900-9807 (AZ).

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