Home and business owners face various challenges when searching for the ideal surveillance camera security systems. Fortunately, the wide variety of products and services offered by the different security camera companies gives each user an opportunity to select the option that fits their individual security requirements and their budget.
What are the options?
1. Choice of Security Cameras
CCTV cameras come in different styles, designs and configurations to fit the different types of surveillance applications. These include:
- Dome Cameras: Domes are probably the most commonly used cameras. They comprise of a camera unit, which is housed inside a spherical glass casing. The dome-shaped glass can be transparent or tinted. The tint is usually used when there is need to obscure the positioning of the camera. Dome Cameras are very flexible when it comes to mounting; they can be suspended on walls or mounted on ceilings, depending on the type of surveillance application and the required field of view.
- Bullet Cameras: These cameras are shaped like a rifle bullet. Although small and low cost, Bullet Cameras provide excellent picture quality. These cameras are ideal for surveillance camera security applications covering small spaces.
- PTZ Cameras: PTZ cameras have the ability to pan (rotate), tilt (incline) or zoom (focus on the subject). As such, users can remotely control the positioning of their cameras to enable them have a better view from different angles.
- IR Cameras: Infrared Cameras come in different configurations including the domes, bullet or box cameras. These are normal security cameras, only that they are fitted with Infrared illuminators surrounding the lens. Under constant lighting, the cameras operate normally. However, when low lighting is detected, the IR LEDS are activated to provide invisible light that enables the cameras to operate in the dark.
2. Choice of Video Storage System
Consumers have two main options when it comes to surveillance video storage, namely, centralized video management storage server or Edge recording (onboard storage). Centralized storage servers are commonly used as the primary video recording system, whereas the onboard storage is used as backup.
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