Security Cameras – Effective Tool for Home & Business Monitoring

December 4, 2008 by · 2 Comments
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Security cameras are one of the most important devices for surveillance. Security cameras are the best way to protect your home or office. They offer protection against vandalism of property, trespassing, and more. Security camera systems not only monitor but record incidents for future reference. They have a wide range of applications in places like schools, hotels, hospitals, retail stores and more.

CCTV cameras use CMOS or CCD chips to produce quality images. Image quality depends on the size of CCD chips that are 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2 inches. The larger the chip size, the better the image quality. 1/3-inch chips are commonly used. Choose from infrared security cameras, dome security cameras, IP/network security cameras, or wireless security cameras and enjoy a high level of security. It is extremely important to keep certain points in mind before choosing a security camera, like the location and lighting conditions. Proper placement of hidden security cameras helps to prevent many crimes. Security camera systems are also effective in monitoring babysitters and other activities.

Black and white cameras are ideal for home use, as they provide higher resolution than color cameras. Infrared cameras have the ability to switch over from black and white to color and vice versa depending on lighting conditions. Pick weatherproof cameras or bullet security cameras for outdoor use. These cameras are compact and rugged. Outdoor security cameras can deter criminals before they break in. But now-a-days, many security cameras come with features that make them effective in both internal and external environments.

You can go for high-quality PTZ cameras to have adequate surveillance in all directions. These cameras can pan, tilt, and zoom, offering maximum coverage of any area. Some are versatile and can pan 360 degrees, thereby allowing you to view objects directly below them. One of these PTZ cameras can be as effective as 10 fixed cameras. These cameras are suitable for law enforcement and casino applications, among others. They can also be used in retail stores. You can buy outdoor or indoor versions, also. Dome security cameras are high-end cameras, which are extremely useful because it is very difficult to judge in which direction these cameras are pointed unless you look at them from a close range.

Network CCTV Cameras allow users to monitor their cameras from anywhere with internet access using a built-in web server on each camera. For covert monitoring, spy cameras are quite effective. Wireless security cameras are highly versatile and portable, though costly if you want to get quality systems. You can set them up anywhere and in no time as there are no wires to deal with. Box camera or full body cameras are highly trusted for professional security surveillance.

I think that covers just about everything!

IP Surveillance Cameras Offer the Best Home and Office Security

December 4, 2008 by · 4 Comments
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IP security cameras can be used to stream live video across an internet protocol network, such as the Internet, a wireless network, or a local area network (LAN). They have their own IP address and work similarly to other Internet workstations. With their image sensors and onboard circuits, they directly compress and format recorded data. The compressed video can then be sent to a storage device or a computer over your network.

IP surveillance cameras come with higher resolutions and provide better image quality than most analog models. They are perfect for a wide variety of applications, like CCTV surveillance, office and parking lot security, construction job-site monitoring, retail security, project management, and transport security.

These types of cameras typically offer more flexibility and lower cost of ownership compared to conventional cameras, also. An IP camera can use a single CAT5 cable for video, audio, and power, which helps minimize installation time and cost. With the standard CAT5 network cable, you can even plug the device into your existing network. IP video surveillance cameras also have the ability to use switches, hubs, and routers to expand your CAT5 network coverage. They do not require a coaxial video cable. For easy connectivity, they can be plugged into any ethernet jack.

Images from network cameras can be viewed using client software or a standard web browser. These versatile video surveillance cameras not only let you see what is happening in their viewing areas, but some models also let you listen and talk through them. For greater convenience, you can grant access to specific users on your network, allowing several people to monitor the same cameras. The cameras can be controlled from anywhere in the world, via the internet.

IP surveillance cameras include PTZ cameras, bullet cameras, box cameras, dome cameras, IP wireless cameras, and more. Some network cameras work well indoors and outdoors. VivoTek IP PTZ cameras allow for multi-channel monitoring and recording at the same time. These PTZ cameras are a great choice for business security systems because they can pan, tilt, and zoom. Some models even include a remote that can be used to operate the camera’s features. VivoTek cameras can be mounted on walls or ceilings.

GeoVision network surveillance cameras use a progressive scan CCD sensor to produce clear video of fast moving objects, without pixilation. These cost-effective devices conserve valuable bandwidth while still allowing you to monitor critical areas in detail. They come with a resolution that is up to 4 times greater than traditional analog CCTV cameras. If you need to keep a closer eye on your property, an IP security camera is the perfect solution for your surveillance needs.

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