Doug Bedell — October 18, 2013, 7:52 am
Security Cameras That Trigger a Response
When video cameras are being considered, there’s an important difference between security and mere surveillance. A SightLogix post notes that “video security is all about actively detecting intruders as soon as they enter a secured area, while video surveillance generally means passively recording events for future use.”
That’s because, the post explains, “most cameras go unwatched, because even the most alert person gets tired after staring at screens.” If cameras are in the picture, “smart” video detection cameras that watch a scene and sound an alarm when an intrusion occurs, thus triggering a response, should be used.
Filed under: Electronic Security, Security Planning, Video Surveillance