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The differences between video surveillance and remote surveillance

Telemonitoring and video surveillance are most often confused, even though they are both security systems designed to ensure the protection of property and people. Thus, they are means used by individuals in their homes or businesses to prevent intrusion or theft, for example.

What are the characteristics of remote surveillance?

Telemonitoring is the use of several security devices (e.g. cameras, alarm system, smoke or motion detectors) whose main purpose is to prevent or detect home or business break-ins.  One of the advantages of remote monitoring is that you can benefit from the services of professional remote monitoring operators every day, even on Sundays and holidays from morning to evening. In the event of an alarm, security guards can be on the premises in a matter of minutes. The videos transmitted by the cameras are live and processed in real time by the surveillance operators. In addition, the owners of the house where an intrusion has taken place will be contacted quickly, as will the police and gendarmerie services.

What are the characteristics of video surveillance?

Video surveillance is a different security system from remote surveillance even if they have in common the use of cameras. Video surveillance or video protection is characterised by the use of several cameras that film a fixed location at a given time. This system allows the viewing of recorded images directly in the room or place of surveillance or remotely in the headquarters of a private company for example. This type of surveillance is especially useful for criminal investigations. However, this mode of video protection has quickly become obsolete because the recording of images takes a lot of time and makes it almost impossible to intervene in the field. It should be noted that a private individual can install this device without having the right to film public areas because this privilege belongs to the public authorities.

The advantages of internet video surveillance

With the explosion of internet use in everyday life, many companies are offering private individuals the installation of IP surveillance cameras. Each camera is connected to a server and the recorded images can be viewed from a computer at any time. The videos or recorded images can thus be viewed with a delay of a few minutes. In addition, the archives are stored for a long period of time in servers or in a cloud. Compared to its price, the image quality is very good and the installation of the cameras is fast with a very low maintenance cost.

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