Benefits of smartphone surveillance for businesses
Of all the technologies that have helped businesses grow and improve over the past few years, smartphones must be somewhere near the top. These pocket-sized devices enable you to keep in touch with the office, read and reply to emails instantly, access shared documents in the cloud, and even manage your day-to-day finances.
But did you know that smartphones can also be used to monitor your property? Thanks to digital CCTV systems that are connected to the internet, you can keep a watchful eye on your premises via smartphone apps for greater security and reassurance.
At Innovate Security, all of our CCTV installations are connected to your property’s broadband router and then programmed onto as many smartphones, tablets, and PCs as you require. Best of all, we provide this service free of charge to each and every client.
But what are the other benefits of smartphone surveillance for businesses?
It goes without saying that every business will have a number of expensive and important assets that need protecting. From physical goods such as computers and laptops to sensitive or confidential documentation regarding customers, the damage a burglary could have on your finances and reputation doesn’t bear thinking about.
But with smartphone surveillance for a connected CCTV system, you can rest assured that your business remains protected against. Simply use your mobile device at any time and from any location to put your mind at rest.
This convenience is also extremely handy when it comes to false alarms. For example, something could trigger your alarm in the middle of the night, which would normally require an immediate response. However, by checking your smartphone, you can find out whether it is an actual break-in or not.
With traditional CCTV systems, you either have to look at the footage after a burglary takes place in order to see what occurred or employ the services of security guards to monitor activity 24/7.
Although both of these options are appropriate for certain scenarios and situations, smartphone surveillance can solve their respective shortcomings. In addition to receiving a live feed from the cameras, you don’t have to rely on manpower to identify any suspicious activity, which isn’t always reliable.
What’s more, smartphone surveillance is a much more cost-effective option, providing better value for money.
Being able to monitor any security situation remotely from your smartphone rather than visiting the location in person has immeasurable personal safety advantages. You will be able to assess the situation with greater clarity and call for assistance from the police if necessary.
Without smartphone surveillance, you would need to physically visit your business in order to find out why an alarm was tripped. This increases the possibility of coming into contact with an intruder, which could risk your personal safety.
The same goes for members of staff working late or any keyholder tasked with locking up at the start and end of the day. Therefore, smartphone surveillance can safeguard everyone coming in and out of your business.