And that’s too bad, because this traditional view does not do justice to the potential of mobile video surveillance. For example, many businesses with permanent (or fixed) video surveillance in place have blind spots that could be eliminated quickly and easily by simply dropping in mobile surveillance units.
Others have temporary security needs that don’t warrant the time, effort and expense of running electrical cables and setting up infrastructure for permanent surveillance. Some examples of these use cases could include:
Mobile Meets Many Needs
In all of the cases above, dropping in mobile video surveillance is an ideal solution. Beyond the obvious security benefits, mobile also requires only minimal installation time and effort, so it can be implemented in a matter of hours.
And, unlike permanent surveillance systems, which require a long-term contract to defray the upfront costs of installation, mobile can be deployed on a short-term basis – you use it when you need it and send it home when you’re done.
This also makes mobile an excellent choice for businesses that already have a surveillance infrastructure in place, but need broader coverage. Rather than go through the time, effort and cost of extending the permanent infrastructure, you can just drop in some mobile units and PRESTO! you’re done.
Finally, for businesses that aren’t sure if they want to commit to permanent video surveillance infrastructure, mobile gives them a great “try before you buy” option.
You can deploy the units quickly, see how they work over a few months, and then decide if you want to commit to a longer-term surveillance investment.
For all of these reasons and for the myriad benefits mobile video surveillance provides (flexibility, affordability and so much more), when you think about your video surveillance needs, it’s always a good idea to ask the question “permanent or mobile?” – even when there’s plenty of infrastructure for either.