The Different Types of CCTV Cameras

Posted: March 26, 2014 in CCTV cameras london, security
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Back in 1942, CCTV camera device was used to monitor the taking off of rockets and missiles in Germany, that is primarily a military activity. A famous German engineer designed the equipment, backed by Siemens AG.

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Both homeowners and company owners need to invest in high tech CCTV systems in order to guard and keep an eye on their homes and business establishments. Whether the home is big or small, CCTV cameras are known to offer not only varying levels of safety for the asset, the inhabitants and their belongings, but also raise safety levels manifold.

Among the many uses of CCTV cameras, they are usually used in financial establishments where money transactions are operated as well as in vital public places and street crossings. CCTV cameras are now furnished with panning and zooming functions that competent the user to pin down a special point in the picture. The use of highly developed software has made it easier for cameras to locate not only minute details but inflate pictures without ruining significant information and details.

Types of CCTV Devices:

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Box CCTV

Box CCTV cameras are mainly used indoor buildings and for business functions such as banks. Box cameras can be mounted alone or in an enclosure.

Indoor CCTV

Indoor CCTV cameras are made in different forms and sizes. The three significant specifications to center on are: Resolution, Lens and optics.

Door dome

A door dome camera is used for common indoor applications.  It is typically installed on the ceiling, and can be associated for standard color, day/night, or infrared.

Wireless CCTV

The wireless CCTV kind is also one of the generally used security system.  The wireless system uses radio frequency and antennas to broadcast information.

CCTV Objectives:

How many systems are required?

What are the key fields of view?

What are your video recording requirements?

What are the lighting conditions at every camera site?

Where do you need live video monitoring?

How long do you need to keep the video files?

Choosing the correct CCTV means answering the following questions:

How many cameras do you have?

What recording speed do you require?

How long do you need to keep the recordings?

Where will the DVR system be located?

Do you have remote monitoring requirements?

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Whichever CCTV cameras you choose, remember to ask yourself significant questions about site, lighting conditions, and the length of time you require to keep the video files.

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