Security camera systems are an important component of business and home security. There are a variety of types and price ranges for a security camera system. So, depending on your surveillance desires, you’d pick from CCTV, NVR and DVR security systems. If you don’t know which suites you best, you can contact us here, and we’ll provide you with recommendations based on your needs.
There are a variety of surveillance cameras that can be integrated in a security system. The most common cameras are the ones that are always running in a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system.
Types and shapes of security cameras include:
• Infrared Cameras
• PTZ Cameras
• Wireless Security Cameras
• Bullet Cameras
• Dome Security Cameras
• IP Cameras
• High-Definition Cameras
Let’s briefly go into what each of these looks like…
Infrared security cameras are used to record in low light or no light situations. Infrared (IR) cameras have IR LEDs all around the outer border of the camera lens. Those IR LEDs are what gives IR cameras their night-vision ability.
IR cameras are able to record video in complete darkness, but the video wouldn’t have the best quality. But with any low-light present, the video quality of those IR cameras improves significantly. IR cameras can come in different body styles, such as dome and bullet styles (more on this later). IR cameras can be used for specific needs such as capturing cars license plates.
PTZ Security Cameras are the ones that you can control remotely. You can do everything from moving it in all directions, tilting it, or zooming. Unfortunately though, there is not a magical “enhance” option installed on these cameras.
Wireless Security Cameras
Wireless security cameras are a security camera system that does not involved running wires around. Those cameras are useful if your infrastructure doesn’t allow for easy cabling. There are also types of wireless security cameras that connect to the internet and into a cloud server that stores all the information.
Bullet is a type of surveillance camera design. It is usually small and shaped like a bullet or a rectangular case. Bullet cameras can be made of different sizes, and the smaller bullet cameras are sometimes referred to as lipstick cameras. An advantage to bullet cameras is they can be easily installed on ceilings or walls. Bullet cameras can be used outdoors or indoors.
Dome Security Cameras
Dome security cameras are another type of surveillance cameras design. This design is more discrete looking so it’s more commonly used in restaurants, bars, or anywhere indoors. The dome shape is also useful in hiding where the camera is actually pointing which can provide an extra deterrence factor.
IP security cameras are cameras that connect to an Internet protocol (IP) network. After setting them up, you can then view the live feed from anywhere where you have access to the internet. IP cameras are not like CCTV cameras because they transmit information through internet. You can also turn any CCTV system to an IP network by using an IP video server.
High-Definition security cameras record video footage at 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). These cameras are used in situations where you need the clearest quality available. Here are some comparison videos between HD vs SD (standard definition) recordings:
There are other types of cameras and components in a cctv security system, which can get complicated. We simplify things by providing you what the best is based on your situation.
But for now, let’s go into the benefits of having a security camera system:
So why get a security camera system…?
You wouldn’t have to worry anymore when you’re away from home, you can see what’s happening live anytime you’d want to! No matter where you are, you can always keep an eye at your stuff.
See who’s outside
When someone rings your doorbell, you don’t have to go all the way to the door and check who it is anymore. You can now see who’s there from the comfort of your couch or bed, and then decide if it’s worth it getting up and opening the door or not. Also when you hear weird noises in the middle of the night, you don’t have to risk meeting the serial killer in person anymore! You can instantly find out if you can run away or not.
Protection from theft
If someone breaks in and steals your items, it’s really hard to get them back without solid evidence. A surveillance camera system provides one of the strongest types of evidence: a video of the perpetrator in the act! The video will not only help convict the burglar but also help in recovering your valuables.
In the long run, a security system pays for itself from the insurance savings that you get. For more information on this, contact your local insurance.
An effective deterrence
People act differently when they know there is a camera around. A camera system helps your business customers and staff ignore their “bad ideas” inner-voice. And also, an alarm might not scare criminals who are confident in their theft skills, because they’d think they can be in and out within minutes, but a camera with their face on tape should do the trick of keeping those away.
It’s cool to have one
Come on, let’s be honest, having a security system makes you cooler. Almost all famous and important people have a security system, so that means owning one too would make you cool. Don’t you agree? Message us and let us know what you think.