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Choosing the Right Security Camera System for Your Utah Business

As a business owner in Utah, safety and security are always a top priority. Investing in the right security camera system can offer peace of mind and protection for your business. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the best option for your needs. How do I get the features that will save me money without spending money on things that I don’t need?  In this article, we will explore the key factors to consider when selecting the best security camera system for your Utah business.

Determine Your Needs

Before you begin shopping for a security camera system, it’s important to determine what your specific needs are. What do you need to see?  Will I be looking through the cameras actively most of the time or passively once in a while? What things would you benefit from if you could check on them remotely?  What areas of your business are most vulnerable to loss?  Do you need cameras for indoor or outdoor use? Do you need a system that can record footage in low-light conditions? The answers to these questions will help guide your search and ensure that you select a system and an installer that meets your unique needs.

Look for High-Quality Video

The quality of the video captured by your security cameras can make all the difference in identifying potential threats. Look for cameras that capture high resolution, clear footage that can be easily reviewed. Although 1080 P cameras are full HD quality and provide a decent picture, the industry has moved on from this 2mp solution. The current normal resolution on a system is between 4mp and 8mp in resolution.  8mp is what we refer to in the industry as4K resolution because it is four times the resolution of a 2mp camera.  4K cameras are becoming increasingly popular due to their exceptional quality because you can then zoom into a quarter section of the picture and blow it up to full screen and still have 2mp resolution on the zoomed in portion.  Many manufacturers have already started producing 12mp cameras and belong, but affordable monitors aren’t readily available at this time.

Smart Features

Many security camera systems now offer smart features that can enhance your overall security. Motion detection alerts, facial recognition technology, and mobile app integration are just a few of the features that can help keep your business safe. Talk to a professional about your situation so that you don’t buy something out of impulse.  Many features that might work great for your home will not work in a business environment.  A Pan Tilt Zoom camera is great with someone that wants to actively look over a large property but not so great for passive observance unless there are fixed cameras blanketing the area already.  A facial recognition camera is great, but worthless without a database attached to it.  Any high resolution camera will allow you to “recognize” a face.  A facial recognition camera is a term that refers to a camera that puts a picture of the person in a database in the machine.  Unless you maintain that database, the extra feature will not be so extra.

Choose a Reliable System

When it comes to security, reliability is key. This is where a professional comes in.  Getting advice from a true professional can prevent you from buying something that you don’t need.  Most local professionals are not going to install unreliable systems because they would go out of business fixing the stuff through their warranties.  They can also give you an idea of what features are more practical for your particular use.  There is a difference between a retail business and a warehouse.  Perhaps you need cameras that can be installed in harsher conditions?  Remember also that at the end of the day, it will be the customer service and technical support from who you guy the system from that makes the difference.  If you are not the total do it yourself type, you will want to get someone local and reliable to help you layout, install, and maintain your system for years to come.   

Consider Your Budget

Lastly, it’s important to consider your budget when selecting a security camera system. While you want to invest in a high-quality system, you also need to ensure that it is within your means. Compare prices across different brands and models to ensure that you are getting the most value for your money.


Choosing the best security camera system for your Utah business can seem like a daunting task, but by considering factors such as your specific needs, video quality, smart features, reliability, and budget, you can make an informed decision that will protect your business for years to come. Remember to research different brands and models, read customer reviews, and consult with a security professional if needed to ensure that you are making the best choice for your business’s unique needs.

If you are considering Dixon Security for your camera needs, please give us a call at 801-455-0413, or get in touch with us below!