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How You Can Protect Your Business Using Video Surveillance Equipment

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We have installed many video surveillance cameras and digital video recorders (DVR's) around the Tampa, Clearwater area. Video surveillance equipment cameras and DVR's are an excellent way to stay on top of your business. One common use of internet ready DVR's is to check on your business while you are away from the office. This can be done via the internet using a web browser, such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Many video equipment vendors these days have even written software applications so you can monitor DVR via your BlackBerry, iPhone, Andriod or other smartphone.

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Top 3 Things to Consider Before Installing Surveillance Cameras

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A Professional Installation Always Beats the DIY Route

Big-box retailers have begun selling out-of-the-box surveillance cameras on their shelves but offer no support in the installation or service of the cameras themselves. DIY seems like an inexpensive solution, but inexpensive doesn’t always mean painless.

When you work with a security and automation professional like AV Specialists, you can rest assured that someone with years of technical experience will expertly design and service your surveillance camera installation for years to come. Plus, we can integrate your cameras with your smart alarm and home automation systems.

Keep reading this blog to learn three things you should consider before choosing DIY over a professional installation for your St. Petersburg, FL surveillance camera installation.

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Why Go Beyond Basic Business Surveillance Cameras?

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3 Technologies that Can Have a Positive Impact on Your Tampa Company

The big question businesses owners often face is not whether they need a surveillance system, but how advanced that system needs to be. It can be tempting just to get an “off the shelf” generic CCTV solution, but before you go down that road, consider the advantages that modern surveillance technologies offer. The best approach for Florida companies is to get a system that is tailored to their needs, and that means considering all of the surveillance cameras’ possible capabilities. Keep reading to learn about some innovative features that could add value to your business:

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3 Benefits of Adding Surveillance Cameras to Your Vacation Home

3 Benefits of Adding Surveillance Cameras to Your Vacation Home

If you’re like many of the people who have purchased a vacation home in the sunny St. Petersburg area, you’ve probably experienced the struggle of maintaining a second property from far away. It’s tough to make sure the house is in good condition when you live up north – you either have to hire someone to watch the property for you or fly down yourself to check on it. 

Fortunately, the latest trend for vacation homes solves this problem. The solution is to install smart surveillance cameras throughout the home. These cameras offer many more benefits than you might think. Keep reading to learn why they’re a smart investment for your vacation property.

1. Peace of Mind

Is your vacation home okay? Has there been a leak or a break in? Did you forget to lock the front door when you left it last? Everything is likely fine, but that doesn’t change that nagging worrisome thought in the back of your head. Smart surveillance cameras allow you to immediately put your mind at ease. Simply pull out your smartphone or tablet, open up the app, and select the camera you want to view. Instantly, you can see real-time footage of the home and know exactly what is going on in each area.

2. Easier Property Management

Instead of paying a property management firm to monitor the vacation home on a regular basis, you can use the cameras to check on things in seconds. For example, you could use the camera footage for the outdoor areas to see if it’s time to schedule lawn maintenance. The week before you’re scheduled to visit the vacation home, check through each surveillance feed to see if any areas need cleaning or repairs.

SEE ALSO: Is A Home Surveillance System Worth It?

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