How CCTV Setup can help you
Whether you’re in the market for a new system or you’re looking to improve, repair or replace your existing system, you’ll find our reputation for service speaks for itself. Our expertise in PC Hardware, Windows Operating Systems and CCTV systems guarantee fast, cost effective solutions.
How They Work
In simplest terms, outdoor security cameras are installed, either using wired or wireless technology around the home and property to monitor and/or record activity in its area, or “zone.” Connected to a central control center, whether through a DVR or over a wireless network, the homeowner is able to see and access everything the camera(s) sees, recording if desired to access at a later time. These cameras are typically programmable to record at specific times, when they sense motion, or upon demand.
Analog Surveillance Cameras
Most cameras on the market are analog security cameras that rely on closed circuit television, or CCTV surveillance software. Connected to a DVR or computer monitor, these cameras have a lens, a DSP (digital signal processing) chip, and protective housing to stand against the elements. Transmission cables connect the camera to the DVR, and receive the video from the “eye” of the camera. The DVR then compresses the video and stores it onto a hard drive to be accessed at a later time. It’s likely the DVR will also have the capability of converting the analog video into a digital format so that it the video can be streamed over the internet using a built-in webserver. The DVR is also where all programming is made such as alarms, notifications, and scheduled operation.
Network Surveillance Cameras
Network security cameras, or IP security surveillance systems, are pricier than analog cameras, but its technology is more advanced, enabling more options. In this type of camera, there is no need for a separate DVR because the camera has this capability built right into it. The camera not only captures the images and video, it also compresses and converts it to a digital format and streams it over the internet. Many network security cameras come with an SD card capability as well, so video can be stored directly onto the card. If the camera is also connected to an NVR (network video recorder), it can stream video directly to the NVR or a computer or smart device, all of which can record it. High resolution is one of the perks of this type of camera, but it requires much larger bandwidth and storage, which can be a challenge for some households.
Different Types And Features Of Outdoor Cameras
As outdoor security cameras continue to grow in popularity, they are practically becoming a household name. As demand rises, so does the number of different needs and application for these cameras. The result is a fast-growing market of different types of outdoor security cameras, which is great news for choosey homeowners, who can better meet their needs today than they could have in what was a much smaller market with less choice even five years ago.
Here is a brief rundown of some of the types of outdoor security cameras available as well as a listing of key features. As you read each one, keep your home and property in mind, paying close attention to the details of each type that may or may not suit the specific applications you need and want.
Often requiring professional installation, wired security cameras must be located in places where they can meet the necessary outlets. Wires may be difficult to hide, making surveillance obvious to an intruder, who will try to avoid the range of the cameras. They may offer a clearer picture than wireless cameras, as well as more reliance when it comes to streaming, but in the outdoors, the wires may be in jeopardy due to weather and other outdoor vulnerabilities.
These cameras are ideal for outdoor installation, which can be otherwise challenging. Without wires or reliance on a power source (they run on batteries) to restrict placement, they are quite versatile, covert (no visible wires), easy to install, and a snap to relocate as the homeowner sees fit.
Wide-Angle Lens Cameras
Depending on the size of a property, choosing one or more with a wide angle can lessen the number of cameras needed. Backyard areas are ideal for this type of camera, which can cover 104 degrees of movement up to 40 feet away.
Named for its streamlined, bullet shape, this camera is best suited to a wall or ceiling mount, making it ideal for entrances such as a porch area where it works best pointed in one direction. It doesn’t typically have capability to move direction or zoom in. From an intruder’s perspective, it is easy to see the direction it’s pointing, clueing him in on how to avoid its sight.
These cameras are dome-shaped and are designed to be an “in-your-face” type of protection. Very obvious in their purpose, dome cameras are also most suited to a more protected entryway type mount so they will be immediately visible to anyone who approaches. Unlike the bullet camera, it’s difficult to tell where the camera is pointed, increasing its purpose as a deterrent. “Speed domes” are a variation that spin quickly to capture a broader range of images.
Infrared/Night Vision Cameras
These cameras have the ability to capture images and video in shadows, shady areas and in darkest night thanks to infrared LEDs. Highly desirable for outdoor security, since night often heightens our need to feel secure, and is a time when intruders think they can escape our sight.
Weather Resistant Cameras
Every outdoor security camera should have some degree of safeguarding against the weather and the outdoors. There are models to suit every type of climate whether rainy, freezing, high temperature, or heavy winds. Look for a hood that protects the lens so that it’s not obstructed by precipitation. In addition, some come with thermostatic controls, which allow the camera to heat or cool to prevent condensation from forming over the lens and obscuring its sight. Consider also that outdoor cameras should be secure against dust, insects, ultraviolet sunrays and be vandal-proof as well.
Our Services Include:
- Service of PC based DVR & Security Cameras
- New Installations
- Recommendations for New System Placement
- System Upgrades & Add-ons
- Technical Support
- Existing System Inspection
- Digital Video Recorder Maintenance
- Security Camera Maintenance
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Our systems not only protect our clients against crime,
but can be used in many different ways to give you peace of mind.
- Home Security
- Office Security
- Check on your property
- Check on your family
- Check on your cars / car park
How We Work
Step 1 – Enquiry
One of our site surveyor will discuss your requirements with you and arrange for one of our system installer to visit your property.
Step 2 – Overview
We will visit your property in order to establish the best positioning of cameras and the most effective method of installing the system. At this point a fee of Rs.5,000 is payable, which will be adjusted in the final invoice.
Step 3 – Quote
At this point we will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for the hardware and software to be used in your installation and an estimate of the installation cost. If you decide to go ahead 50% of the cost of equipment is payable at this point.
Step 4 – Installation and Aftercare
Our engineers will install your system under the supervision of the installation manager. Normally this process will take one to three days. Once the system has been installed we will be able to deal with any adjustments you would like to make. The balance of payment is due once your system has been installed.