The Video-Security Obstacles Self-Storage Operators Face

Applied Tech Review | Monday, January 03, 2022

Audiovisual deterrents like strobe lights, sirens, and prerecorded messages are included in digital video surveillance systems. They are triggered when the system detects a threat.

FREMONT, CA: Self-storage is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, and its continued expansion has garnered increased attention. Regrettably, not everything has been positive. Criminals are increasingly targeting self-storage units for various reasons, including arson, vandalism, and theft. Not only can these types of mishaps cost money, but they can also have a negative influence on a company's reputation and ability to recruit and retain customers.

Today's criminals are more sophisticated than ever before. Traditional deterrents like analog CCTV systems and record-and-store video cameras are frequently unsuccessful at protecting self-storage businesses and their customers' goods. Consider the following five common challenges that operators have while employing video cameras and device solutions.

Poor-quality video footage

The quality ofan image produced by a camera is only as good as the image produced by the camera. Even the most advanced analog CCTV monitors capture images that are at best blurry and muddy. This is due to out-of-date technology, which results in distorted captured photographs. Additionally, if the object moves quickly or the scene is dark, it may be challenging to demonstrate details. Eventually, one will have difficulties distinguishing facts that would aid in investigating a crime, such as license plate numbers or the identifying characteristics of a criminal.

IP (Internet Protocol) cameras produce higher-quality images than standard closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. They capture high-definition digital photos that are sharp, clear, and conclusive, even when the subject is moving. Above the previous year, the industry standard has been 1080p resolution, a significant advance over CCTV. This year, numerous video surveillance systems are set to upgrade to 4K resolution, giving even higher-quality images for more precise crime detection. Additionally, because these cameras cover a larger area, they are less expensive to operate.

Unsecured Surveillance Data

The bulk of CCTV and record-and-store video systems maintain on-premises storage of captured material. This is hazardous because if a burglar sneaks into a self-storage facility, he may also locate and alter or delete video footage, thus eradicating any evidence linking him to the misconduct.

Since IP cameras are connected to the Internet, they can record and save data in the cloud. They digitize videos and stream them online over WiFi or a wired internet connection, viewing them in a browser. This ensures that the essential material may constantly be retrieved from any location. Additionally, there will never be a shortage of storage space.

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