1. Remote Access
When you store your data on the cloud, it provides additional protection from data loss and hackers by encrypting the security footage and becomes a reliable method of storing it off-site. Without remote storage/cloud backup, stolen video recorders would result in loss of all the CCTV footage and crucial evidence of crimes taking place. You should opt for a system that has on site and cloud storage options. Smart devices make monitoring easy and simple.
2. Motion & Heat-Sensing Functions
What makes motion PIR and heat sensors different from conventional systems is that the former are able to capture temperature and heat-related information. This considerably reduces the chances of false triggers caused by various things like windy days, passing traffic and falling leaves; all these are motion-triggered. When your CCTV system has these technologies, you can set your devices to record whenever an event is triggered which improves drive space usage.
3. Active Deterrence Function
It ensures that the CCTV system is preventing crime not just by recording it. The system you opt for should have- built in sensor lights, smart alerts and video analytics.
The feature scares intruders off with flashing lights and alarm bells. Camera systems that have integrated sires are also monitored remotely and triggered by motion, when an intrusion is suspected.