The Importance of Quality Cameras in Video Monitoring

July 02, 2018
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For many, the mention of video cameras brings to mind grainy, black and white footage on the evening news – the kind that is hard to see, and even harder to justify when you’re considering whether to use them at your business. Wipe those images from your mind! Technological advances in both video hardware and software, as well as the networks that deliver these solutions, have transformed the way that we use, and think about, video monitoring.

High definition video cameras -- at 1080p, more than twice the resolution of what was available before -- can provide numerous benefits to a business.  And now with very high-resolution cameras, HD video monitoring can become another way in which you keep an eye on your operations, help maximize efficiency, plan staffing and other critical functions.

Consider a store that could utilize crisp, clear images to see exactly what was happening on the showroom floor at all times. The business owner or store manager could make intelligent decisions about staffing, product displays and shelf space, based on what they are seeing on camera. And with the type of quality images that an HD camera can provide, it’s that much easier to see the detail of what customers are picking up…and what they are putting down.

Using video monitoring to create actionable intelligence, business owners are provided with a more in-depth look at their day-to-day activities.  This allows for an understanding of peak motion periods, both by live camera footage and footage stored in the cloud, which allows insight on how much activity is occurring in the business, where it is occurring, and when the peak occurrences are.

For a restaurant this means knowing when to bring in the extra cook. Auto repair shops can use this information for when to have all hands on deck.  And salons will know which days are their busiest.

Think about what your business could do with analytics based on the motion that occurs on your premises. With Comcast Business SmartOffice™, you can not only capture a view of peak motion times over an eight-hour time period, but also be able to click on those peak periods and jump directly to that recorded video. And with up to 60 days of cloud storage, the footage is securely stored and easily and quickly accessible.

With Comcast Business SmartOffice, you get all of these benefits, plus the storage and retrieval of video feeds and analytical information. Gone are the days of low resolution video, recorded by analog cameras into cabinets and racks in the back of a stock room. Now, 1080p resolution, cloud-based storage and features, and IP-enabled cameras has transformed the video monitoring space, and with it, has the ability to help transform how businesses operate.

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Comcast Business SmartOffice is not a security service and does not include professional monitoring. Remote access not available on all smartphones. Comcast Business Class Security, LLC d/b/a.  Comcast Business SmartOffice Licenses: AL: 001785, 001789 Complaints may be directed to the Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure, 7956 Vaughn Road, PMB 392 Montgomery, AL 36116, (334) 264-9388; AR: 2536 Regulated by the Department of Arkansas State Police, 1 State Police Plaza Drive Little Rock, Arkansas 72209, (501) 618-8600; AZ: ROC 307346, BTR 18286-0; CA: CSLB 1028256, ACO 7677 Licensed and regulated by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, Department of Consumer Affairs, Sacramento, CA, 95814; CT: ELC 0189754-C5, ELC 0202487-C5; DE: SSPS 13-225; FL: EF0000279; GA: LVU406354; IL: PACA 127-001555; LA:F2257; MD: 107-1937; ME: LM50017039; MI: 3601206519; MN: TS674413; MS: 15030170; NC:1937-CSA; NJ: Burglar Alarm Business Lic. # 34BF00052000; NM: 379095; NY: licensed by the N.Y.S. Department of State 12000317423; OR: CCB 199939; SC: BAC-13662; TN: ACL 2006, ACL 2002; TX: B18966 Licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Board, P.O. Box 4087, Austin, TX 78773, (512) 424-7293; UT: 8788186-6501; VA: 2705151177, DCJS 11-15181; VT: ES-02366; WA: COMCABS846NU; WASHINGTON, DC: ECS 904217, BBL 602517000001; WV:WV051524. Valid 10/2/17.

Using video monitoring to create actionable intelligence, business owners are provided with a more in-depth look at their day-to-day activities.

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