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We're approaching the end of our series detailing the top ten security mistakes that businesses make and how they can be prevented.  In fact, we've made it to number nine.

The ninth business security mistake and subsequent solutions are explained below.  If you'd like to view the ten mistakes and subsequent prevention advice all at once, simply visit our website and click on the button on our homepage.  After you provide some brief information, we'll supply you with the complete download.

Pictured above is a Toshiba 4-channel DVR

 9.  NOT HAVING THE PROPER RECORDING SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENT

 

From the guide:

If you still have a VCR, please consult a security integrator to have a DVR installed.  With your DVR, you'll be able to leverage today's technology and take advantage of customized recording features.

Some of these features allow for recording objects left behind, provide people counters (often used by retail to gauge customer flow), instruct certain sections of the field of view to record on motion, provide license plate recognition and much, much more.

Be sure to ask your provider if they offer customized solutions for DVR's, not those that come with pre-determined capacity and storage parings.  You may have few cameras but need more storage on a relative basis than is typically provided by units designated for your number of cameras, for instance.

 

The reason why you'd want to change out your old VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) is that too much human involvement is required and that too many mistakes can happen--not to mention VCR's don't offer the recording technology that DVR's (Digital Video Recorders) do.

If a security incident occurs that needs to be reviewed, one would have to find the approximate time of the incident, then rewind the VCR tape, and continually stop until he or she found the incident. 

Another downside is that human error could enter the picture if an employee forgets to change the tape and refresh with a new one.

In terms of customized solutions that come with DVR's, One Source Security for instance provides a product called Insight.  This DVR is customized to allow for more flexible combinations of cameras and storage capacities, instead of being relegated to the "box" products that are more rigid.

We hope that you are operating with a DVR (or NVR if you have an IP solution) instead of a VCR.  If not, feel free to contact us, or another security integrator to explore the next step into digital format.

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