Video Monitoring FAQs

Video monitoring has an array of useful applications for both businesses and residential use. We’ve compiled a list of some of our most frequently asked questions when it comes to video monitoring with Surveillance Secure Phoenix.

What Can Video Monitoring Be Used for?

Video monitoring can be used for anything from monitoring all possible corners of an embassy to keeping an eye on your children and their nanny while you’re at work. From a small business to government to residential needs, video monitoring brings peace of mind to people all over the globe.

What Types of Equipment Will I Need?

Surveillance Secure can help by assessing your security concerns. We work with all types of budgets and can help you select the equipment you need. First begin by choosing the camera, then the video storage, networking options, and more. By having a custom setup, your security system will function flawlessly for your needs.

Can I Use My Old Equipment?

Depending on the type of camera you select, you may be able to use some of your old equipment. For example, if you’re using a CCTV setup with some new cameras, you should be able to integrate these with your old system. However, if you’re transitioning to an IP camera system, you won’t be able to use the old cables from your former system.

Should I Use Wireless?

IP cameras can utilize a wireless network that allows you flexibility to remotely check video and manage settings. Many residential customers and businesses are choosing to go with IP cameras due to their versatility in remote locations and to see their home or business while not actually being there.

Can Video Monitoring Be Done at Night?

Absolutely. If your needs include monitoring 24/7 in outdoor or remote locations, we can help you choose a night vision camera that transmits video with the best resolution and visibility for your budget.

How Is Recording Done?

There are numerous ways to record video when it comes to surveillance systems and your choice will depend upon your storage needs and your security setup. Some of your options include:

· Digital Video Recorder (DVR). A DVR system can store a large amount of footage and even be triggered to record by motion sensors at your site. These are versatile systems and can be used for remote recording, computer recording, or if you need lots of storage space.

· Network Video Recorder (NVR). A NVR system allows the video to be encoded at the site and the data transmitted over a network to the NVR to be stored.

· Computer recording. Not for large amounts of data, but computer storage can work if you don’t need to store a lot of data and if you have the proper software on your computer.

· Cloud recording. To prevent using up space on your computer, consider cloud storage. Access from anywhere with an Internet connection. You will need an outside service provider to store your video in the cloud.


Video monitoring solutions are an excellent way to be secure and in-the-know at all times. Let us help you customize your video monitoring solutions at Surveillance Secure Phoenix: 602.730.4479.


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