Your internet connection is, more than likely, a vital part of running your businesses. It’s crucial in helping you communicate with customers and suppliers, marketing your business or generating business directly.
One extra use of broadband that you might not have considered is security monitoring. That’s using your broadband connection to check that your office is secure, or to keep an eye on your warehouse when you’re at home or travelling.
How does it work?
For the most basic, low cost security monitoring system, there’s hardly any capital investment required. All you need is a computer, a webcam and a free webcam monitoring program. And, of course, a reliable broadband connection.
Simply leave the monitoring program running when you leave the building. After that, you can check up on your property as often as you like. Just connect to the internet using a PC, tablet or smartphone to see the webcam's view. And if the software detects anything moving in front of the webcam, it will start recording and send you an email alert.
However, you probably won’t want to leave a computer unattended in your building, so you might want to consider something more sophisticated.
If that’s the case, then an internet-based monitoring system from BT is a better choice. BT’s systems use standalone IP security cameras that connect wirelessly to the internet using your broadband connection. The cameras can be panned and tilted remotely to provide a complete view of your premises wherever you are, whenever you want. We’ll also help plan and install it all for you.
Of course, we wouldn’t advocate using IP CCTV cameras as an alternative to basic security measures. So remember to lock your doors and windows and leave your valuables out of sight.
But if you’ve got a reliable business broadband connection, then IP security monitoring can certainly provide valuable additional security, not to mention peace of mind.
Do you use your broadband connection to help protect your business from security threats? Leave us a comment below.