As you might imagine, there are a plethora of commercial security cameras on the market, each with its own set of specifications, pros and cons, and price points. And while the team at Secom, LLC, does have its personal preferences, we are always willing to collaborate with our clients to ensure optimal autonomy surrounding surveillance decisions and, ultimately, peace of mind. Whether you’re an advocate for the two-way audio and motion detection of the Arlo 2 or prefer the people-tracking and night vision features of Nest systems – we can help you make an informed decision regarding the best and most cost-effective way to protect your business.

So, what are the best commercial security cameras on the market? A better question might be “What features should my business be looking for in CCTV safeguards.” We’ve listed a few of the top features below.

  • Cloud-based efficiency. Cloud-based surveillance is increasingly becoming the norm for commercial businesses, and it’s not difficult to see why. Video is recorded and stored on the cloud, then managed by a remote server that is continuously monitored. Installation via plug & play technology is quick and easy, and scalability is a snap, allowing owners to upgrade from one unit to 100 without a second thought. Better yet, you save on IT staffing costs because on-site servers and software are NONEXISTENT. Upgrades are also automatic, meaning you don’t have to lift a finger. Set it and forget it (until you need it). It’s just that simple.
  • Sharp resolution. Identifying the culprit is kind of the bread and butter of the security industry. As a business owner, you will want to make certain the security cameras you choose capture more than just a grainy blur. Opt for units that record in high res at 1080p or 4K, allowing you to make out everything from faces to identifying vehicle numbers.
  • Zero strings. OK, this may be less about the cameras themselves, and more about the vendor you choose to install them – but it bears repeating, nonetheless: avoid vendor lock-in at all costs. At Secom, all products are non-proprietary. This means you will never, ever be coerced into purchasing equipment of any kind with prohibitive service requirements. It’s just not how we do things.

It’s important to keep in mind that the best commercial security cameras come in several different shapes, sizes, and styles – such as dome, turret, and bullet cameras – and all are distinguished by various specifications, including frame rate (determining the smoothness of your video) and field of view (the width or coverage, in essence, of the viewing angle). Talk to your security vendor about your business’s specific needs.

Looking for the best commercial surveillance cameras? Secom can point you in the right direction (and point your cameras in the right direction, for that matter). Whether you need to outfit your commercial facility with one security camera or 1,000, our cloud-based security solutions will help you keep tabs on your place of business 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Contact our team today to learn more.