CCTV surveillance equipment plays a pivotal role in boosting your security system. This equipment is suitable for commercial and residential locations to prevent vandalism and theft. Besides, such equipment is useful in monitoring break-ins via recorded data that can be helpful in law enforcement. The categories of surveillance equipment include:
- Surveillance cameras
CCTV surveillance cameras help gather data in real-time, whenever and wherever they occur. These cameras allow users to monitor specific locations outside or inside of a business or home in real-time. Often several cameras are required to provide ample surveillance coverage. Depending on your security and convenience needs, you can choose a wireless camera or one with attached wires. They’re available in different sizes and styles to meet specific needs.
These cameras can allow you to record videos during daylight, nighttime hours, and low light. There are two types of security cameras, namely the closed-circuit television cameras and Internet protocol cameras. The CCTV cameras utilize analog technologies for producing surveillance images. On the other hand, IP cameras use digital technologies for receiving and sending data through a computer and internet network.
CCTV systems need a hardwire installation for transmitting video data which can seem like a cumbersome task during installation as it needs several cables. Power and coax cables are necessary for CCTV systems. Adequate numbers of cables are an essential component of a surveillance camera system. Without an appropriate kind of cable, the video transmission quality can be suppressed to a great extent. Even if you deploy top-notch video surveillance equipment to boost your security system, without proper cabling, several problems can occur out of nowhere. You can rely on experts to guide you throughout the installation process to inform you about the essential surveillance camera equipment.
- Network video recorders
NVRs are designed for IP camera systems. This equipment will allow the cameras to manage, view videos, and record them. The information recorded or captured in the camera can be converted from a digital form to videos or images. Consequently, you can view the videos with the help of an Internet connection. After processing the videos, the camera can encode the entire information, which can now be streamed through NVR to be viewed remotely.
Digital video recorders can be used with CCTV surveillance technologies for recording videos captured through the camera. First, this information will be stored on a computer disk drive, and next, it can be transmitted to digital devices with the help of DVDs or USB flash drives.