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A recent study of more than 400 burglars revealed that as part of a home security system, video is the most effective deterrent against burglary and home intrusion. Video surveillance cameras should be included in your home security system not only as a deterrent, but also as a way to help apprehend and convict burglars.

Video feeds captured on disk or tape often becomes evidence that can be used to put a criminal behind bars. It’s an extra measure of self-defense, especially since burglars generally prefer to move to an easier target.

You can also use CCTV to monitor workers at your business premises, this can be a deterrent to laxity or bad behavior at work since the workers will see that they are under surveillance, hence improve and keep performance up at work immensely.

You can have remote access to your cameras through any smartphone, tablet or computer. Imagine being able to monitor video feeds or change camera angles from almost anywhere in the world. Video cameras can give you greater peace of mind.

Other uses of CCTV include:

  1. Watch the kids while you get things done around the house
  2. See who is at your door before you open it
  3. Monitor visitors in your home—cleaning service, service people, etc.
  4. Check in on the babysitter
  5. Check up on the dog
  6. Keep watch over a pool area
  7. Keep tabs on your home while away on vacation
  8. Remotely monitor your property while traveling on business or away on military deployment.

Components of a CCTV System

Cameras – as you know cameras will take the video or image of a particular spot that you set it on. The number and type  of cameras to be installed will be determined by the user requirements. Example if the camera is to cover a short distance or a wide area or a narrow area and so on.

Recorder – as the name indicates this will be for keeping a record of what the camera has captured and processing the   video image. With this device you can manipulate the video by offering the following features: forward/rewind, zoom in/zoom out, live view, motion detection set up and so on.

Hard disk – this component is installed in the recorder to store the video images. It comes in various sizes like 500 gigabyte, 1 terabyte, 2 terabyte, 4 terabyte and so on; the size to install depends on the number of cameras, amount of back up required and other user requirements.

Power Supply – like most small gadgets need adaptor to be connected to the normal power outlet, so are the CCTV cameras. The power supply regulates the amount of power that goes into the cameras and protects them from power surge effects.

Cables and connectors – cables are used to connect all the cameras to the recorder and to the power supply, although in some applications wireless cameras can be used to connect to the recorder using Wi-Fi. Connector provides the interface to attach the cables to the devices.

Internet connection – internet connection to the CCTV system enables remote view, and so one can use a phone or a computer and get visual images of his premises from anywhere in the world where there is internet connection.

Types of CCTV Cameras

  1. Indoor Security Camera - These protect the interior of your home and can feature adjustable motion detection, infrared and wide dynamic range. The types include dome and the fish eye camera.
  2. Outdoor Security Camera - We offer a selection of outdoor security cameras to ensure your compound is covered with video surveillance. Since these are installed outdoor they are water and heat resistant.
  3. Pan and Tilt Security Cameras - Pan and tilt wireless security cameras put you right in the room with the ability to move the video camera for viewing a larger area. It enables you to zoom and tilt the camera in any direction. Motion detection triggers an alarm when motion is detected in the designated portion of the room and resulting images are saved digitally for secure viewing.
  4. IP Cameras - this are smart cameras which work with NVR recorder and can also be connected directly and work with computer network/LAN systems.
  5. Analogue HD cameras - this are cheaper cameras which are connected and work with a DVR recorder.

Types of CCTV Recorders

Recorders enables video recording, video manipulation and storage. The events recorded can be a very important aid in undertaking investigations and law enforcement. The types include:

  1. Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for analogue cameras
  2. Network Video Recorder (NVR) for IP cameras that can be connected directly to a LAN/WAN
  3. Hybrid Video Recorder (HVR) that can connect to both digital and IP cameras

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