Security Camera Systems

Security Camera Types

CCTV security camera systems bring home security to an entirely new level. Like alarm systems, there are many choices to make when it comes to purchasing security cameras and surveillance systems for your home. Besides camera and recording options, you also have the option to choose whether you want your camera system to be hardwired or wireless.

The benefits of having security cameras installed are well recognized with more people purchasing them now than ever. You cannot drive down any street in most neighbourhoods today without noticing at least a few homes with cameras mounted on the outside of them. Not only do surveillance systems act as an intruder deterrent, they also offer you the opportunity to see what is going on in your home when you are not there.

The next decision you will need to make is how you want to record and view your surveillance footage. Do you want a company to watch your cameras for you? Do you want to view your cameras remotely from your PC or web-enabled phone? Do you want to record video footage onto a DVR? Speak to us, experts in the business of installing CCTV equipment, before you begin planning your security camera system.

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The Dome Camera - The dome camera is another style that is increasing in popularity. It is the preferred design for many commercial establishments and residences that prefer a more discreet form of surveillance and monitoring. Dome-style units are designed in such a way that makes it difficult to locate the camera lens. As such, it is often impossible for anyone to tell which area of a particular location the camera is focused on. Dome types are very adaptable, discreet and generally easy to install. These units can also be installed in out-of-the-way places such as ceilings and walls. Casings are made with durable polymer, making it difficult for vandals to destroy the unit. Domes also have excellent aesthetic value due to the sleek design.

The PTZ Camera - PTZ stands for Pan, Tilt & Zoom - three features that allow this unit to be used for many applications. The Pan function lets the camera be turned sideways from left to right and vice versa, allowing it to capture a wider panoramic view. Units can even capture images over a 360º area. The Tilt function lets the unit be pivoted up or down. The Zoom function comes courtesy of the unit's zoom lens, which allows it to focus on a specific area for a closer, more detailed view. The functions allow for very flexible use, so this camera type can be used for a variety of applications. In general, PTZs are the best options for wide area monitoring.

The Infrared Camera - Infrared or IR security cameras utilize infrared light in order to process images in low light conditions. IR has a longer wavelength than visible light, so the camera 'sees' images even in the absence of a source of light.IR cameras are also known as night vision cameras. Obviously, IR cameras have the advantage of being able to capture images at night or in very low light conditions far better than other camera types can. This makes them an excellent choice for buildings, homes and structures that do not have sufficient sources of illumination to allow other security camera types to work properly.

The IP Home Security Camera - Internet Protocol cameras are equipped with the capability of transmitting data through the Internet or computer network. The cameras used in this system are often referred to as webcams, although the more appropriate technical term is 'IP cameras'. IP cams allow for remote viewing and monitoring, so being physically present at the site in order to observe the activities is unnecessary. Depending on the setup, images can be viewed from another room, another city or even another country. These cameras also come in indoor and outdoor models.