Cameras and Video Management Systems

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It is not only important to know who’s entering/leaving your facility; it’s equally important to see who’s occupying both the secure and non-secure areas of your building. Let us engage you by providing a turnkey camera security system design and installation.

Camera & Video Management Systems

Whether we provide IP cameras and network video recorders or analog cameras and digital video recorders, you will be secure in the fact that you will have the necessary video at hand when necessary.

In some instances a basic camera will suffice, while in other cases a high definition pan tilt zoom camera would be the better solution. This is why it’s so important to let us find the best solution for your site.

For existing business and commercial security systems, we will provide solutions when you are considering upgrading from an analog camera system to an IP based system. By providing hybrid components to run both systems in parallel during migration, we’ll help you avoid gaps in your video surveillance and storage.

Security is imperative for any business. After all, how can you be profitable if you can't protect your assets? Video surveillance systems are more intelligent and effective than ever, with cameras that offer computer-like functions such as motion sensors, remote viewing and mobile notifications. Some systems even contact law enforcement instantly with the push of a button.

You should consider several factors before deciding on a video surveillance system for your home or business.


If your home or business is small and you don't have many areas to monitor or multiple cameras to set up, you can install your surveillance system yourself. Larger businesses with several locations and complicated setups should have a professional do the installation.


Pricing also is dependent on the size of your home or business and how many cameras you require, as well as the type of storage you want, how long you want to store video, and the types of features you want, like video analytics or motion detection. Generally, video surveillance systems start around $50 per month for simple one- or two-camera systems, but you could pay up to $5,000 for advanced systems with many cameras.

Type of camera

There are two main types of cameras for video surveillance systems: Internet Protocol (IP) and analog. Traditional analog cameras are being phased out in favor of IP cameras, which offer more features and capabilities. IP cameras are networked devices that capture images in a higher resolution and enable automatic alerts, video analytics, and other advanced functions.

Type of storage

You can choose from three types of video data storage for your video surveillance system: NVR, DVR and hybrid. DVR, which stands for "digital video recorder," uses analog cameras. NVR, which stands for "network video recorder," is used with IP cameras. Hybrid systems allow you to combine analog and IP cameras.

Amount of storage

Your desired quality and the duration of your videos determine how much storage your surveillance system needs. If you plan to record and archive high-quality footage, you'll need to allot a large amount of storage space for your system. You also need to determine if you'll store the footage locally on the camera's internal storage drive, on a hard drive, or externally on a cloud-based platform.


Most vendors allow for a high degree of customization, meaning you can easily tailor a system to your business's needs. Whether you need a widespread system to cover multiple locations or a few cameras to watch your storefront, there's a solution for everyone.


Myriad features are available for video surveillance systems, like night vision, smart motion detection and pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ). Evaluate which features your business needs and select your cameras and surveillance system accordingly. For example, if you need a system primarily to monitor your business at night, choose a system with strong night vision and 24/7 alerts.

Areas of business that need protection

Know exactly where you want to place your surveillance, because this will determine the type(s) of camera you need. For example, if you need to keep an eye on your back door, you'll probably want a weatherproof outdoor camera with PTZ functionality and motion alerts.

Move or Reinstall Electrical Equipment

Whether you’re moving office locations or reconfiguring your existing space, Cox Electric Inc., can help ensure that you achieve a seamless transition by providing professional electrical equipment move and/or re-installation services. We are happy to come assess your existing location as well as your new location and present you with a plan and pricing on what it will take to make sure that your new space has all the power needed to run your equipment as soon as it makes the move.

Troubleshooting & Repair

If you are having trouble with lighting, outlets, fixtures, service panels, or any other electrical component, give us a call. We're trained and experienced to repair electrical problems quickly and efficiently.