IT managers and CIOs have no shortage of commercial surveillance cameras to choose from if that technology is next on their priority lists. Hundreds are released every year… just look at trade shows like ISC West for proof!
But surely there’s great value in choosing the right commercial surveillance camera for your org. More than ever, surveillance manufacturers are putting an emphasis on ROI, analytics, artificial intelligence, and other factors which used to be considered high-end add-ons but are now must-haves.
End users like you have demanded better options, and manufacturers have listened. But how to choose?
We asked our friends at Security Sales & Integration, the website for security industry professionals, for some guidance on choosing some of the best commercial surveillance cameras for business on the market today.
And while the list is obviously never going to be long enough to fully encapsulate this technological space, we feel it is a good introductory point for IT managers and CIOs to use if they’re considering a purchase in the not-too-distant future.
“Security has evolved rapidly over the past few years. Innovations in camera technology have created solutions that can be specifically tailored to the needs of a customer — whether that be video analytics, mobile notifications or something that can withstand extreme weather conditions,” says Steve Karantzoulidis, the Web/Senior Editor at SSI.
“Whatever you need, odds are an integrator will be able to find it for you.”
We hope this list is helpful in your purchasing decisions!
Click here to see our list of commercial surveillance cameras for your business or org
Also relevant! If you’re not as far along in your purchasing journey and are still in the process of proving your ideas are worthy of the expenditure, we have an RFP template for video surveillance here.
Also of use: our guide to learn how to choose surveillance technology partners and implement it at your specific org. “Tips for Buying Video Surveillance Technology” describes the five general uses for video surveillance and which type of camera is best suited for each function.
Oh, and if you work on a campus, check out our RFP template for campus security solutions.