Today, the use of security surveillance cameras is rampant. In an organization, CCTV systems help in protecting worker’s safety through monitoring their interactions with clients, and also their movements. Due to this, CCTV systems help in combating criminal activities such as vandalism, and burglary. The footage recorded by CCTV systems can be used as evidence to solve disputes, or a tool for conducting legal investigations. When looking for a good CCTV system, you should consider some factors such as the lens type, zoom and monitoring option’s remote access and image quality. Below are additional tips for looking for a CCTV system.
Compare the cameras.
Out of the many cameras, each has its looks. There are CCTV that look like handheld camcorders and can be placed on the wall, or even the ceiling. There are others that are dome-shaped, with a streamlined appearance, and are less intrusive. Also, remember that distinct cameras are suitable for different applications.
Know the place where the CCTV camera will be installed, and what will be its functioning time.
Before doing an installation of a CCTV system, you should first consider the lighting of the place. If for example, the CCTV system is to be installed in a well-lit place, then a standard camera that has a manual iris can work well. A day and night camera that has an automatic iris could be suitable for a place that is outdoors and it is night time, or there are different lighting conditions.
The camera’s resolution.
You can choose from high or standard resolution camera based on your needs. You will then identify whether you want a system that has sophisticated features, and more space on the hard drive.
You can remotely access all digital recorders in the internet. You should also ensure that the connection of the system is fast. The system’s ability to transmit high resolutions at high speeds should also be considered.
Also check whether the system will let you monitor happenings using a computer screen or a television. This is because some CCTV systems only work with a specific monitor.
The operation type of the system.
There are some CCTV systems that capture motion, while others capture all the happenings. For a business, a camera that operates in a continuous basis would be ideal, while a homeowner can choose a system that records moving activity only.
Storage capacity required.
The storage space of a CCTV system is determined by its hard drive. The quality of footage you want will dictate the most suitable hard drive for you.