Determining your security needs on a complete solution basis is crucial. A good question to ask yourself is one of: “Is my security system up to homeland security standards”? Often times we run into poorly outfitted applications and an upset end user. Let’s talk about this…
Best place to start is locating a vendor or manufacture that has a software/hardware solution that meets the applications challenges. For instance if you are covering a lot of distance a wireless solution may be the best solution. One thing to keep in mind when looking at hardware and software from a vendor is to establish a relationship with them. Get a feel for them as a company and even take it as far as checking references.
Outfitting after a vendor is selected can be tricky. I recommend always trying to keep it simple while leaving the ability for upgrades or expansion. There is almost little to no disadvantages of using PTZ cameras outside of cost.
Installation needs to be considered when setting all of this up. I always recommend using an outside source or someone your supplier recommends. Typically these guys have a vast knowledge of the capabilities and industry.