A CCTV system is an essential component of any businesses premises and even a convenient option for residential property owners who are looking for an additional security solution for their home.
Selecting the Ideal CCTV System
A CCTV system is an essential component of any businesses premises and even a convenient option
for residential property owners who are looking for an additional security solution for their home.
Before investing in one, however, several considerations need to be made before purchasing such
equipment to make sure it lives up to the tasks set for it.
Customers can currently choose from a range of top award-winning brands, including HomeGuard
and Avigilon CCTV systems, as these kinds of products are widely available on the market. They may
also consider hiring a specialist data and electrical solutions company that specialise in a brand such
as Avigilon CCTV to make sure that a system is installed to their exacting specifications.
The first thing that someone looking to buy a CCTV system needs to think about is the main purpose
of the system. Many use this kind of tool for deterrence, observation, recording and obtaining
evidence. Motivations for installation might include one or all of the above reasons.
With the intended use of the system in mind, it is much easier to decide which kind of product to
install and thisinfluenceseveral major aspects of selection.
Those looking for a CCTV security system will need to think carefully about camera selection. This
includes considering whether the camera is to be place indoors or outdoors and the amount of light
that is available in these locations. Products like the Avigilon CCTV HD Bullet Camera are able to
catch detailed images in completedarkness.
There are Colour cameras, Black and White and Day and Night cameras all available on the market.
It is important to note that black and white cameras generally provide better image quality than
colour, although colour allows for better recognition capability. Day and night cameras generally
strike a good balance between the two.
Major brands such as Swann and Avigilon CCTV all produce very high definition cameras aimed at
producing the most crystal clear of images. Many of these top technologies are available as wired or
wireless cameras, another consideration for the CCTV system purchaser. Wireless cameras allow for
easy installation and rapid deployment compared to their wired counterparts.
For those who wish to record data, the length of recording, quality of recording and method of
recording need to be taken into account too. Options for the latter point include continuous
recording, manual recording or event recording that is triggered by motion. Domestic DVD
recorders, domestic VCR recorders and standalone digital video recorders are all viable recording
There is also an understandably varying need for different numbers of cameras. Many major brands
like Swann CCTV allow for many cameras and recording channels, whereas the latest technology
from Avigilon CCTV means that Pro cameras can be used to cover vast areas in impressive detail
thereby reducing the amount of equipment needed.
Avigilon CCTV and its competitors also have a number of panoramic view cameras available,
meaning required areas can be covered by 180 and 360 degree surveillance. Micro cameras may
also be a good option for those looking to conceal or minimize the appearance of their CCTV system
for practical or aesthetical reasons.
Other factors that need to be considered before purchasing a system from HomeGuard, Swann or
Avigilon CCTV are the need for time and date stamping, camera protection and detection of
movement. The cables and connectors required and how they will be installed also must be taken
into account when installing a CCTV security system.
There is a multitude of options on the market today available to anyone looking for a security
solution for their business premises or for their home. Before buying, every purchasershould have a
crystal clear vision on what they intend the system to be used for, what functions they require and
how many cameras need to be installed.
By doing detailed research and, if necessary, consulting with a data and electrical installations
specialist, everyone can find the perfect security solution for their unique requirements.
Smart PLC is a leading UK provider of electrical and data solutions with a reputation for excellence.
From the initial specification through to the delivery and on-going support, Smart provides its clients
with the highest quality of service possible making sure all expectations are met and exceeded, time
and time again. With in-depth knowledge and years of experience, Smart is able to handle projects
from a single site to national rollouts, using qualified and seasoned project managers and highly
trained engineering teams to supply tailor-made solutions to clients. Smart has also been a pioneer
in the world of ‘Converged IP’, and has successfully completed projects for audio visual, access
control and IP CCTV. To find out more, please visit: http://smartplc.com/