The use of security cameras for the security of your home or business is becoming increasingly popular because prices are continuously going down – while on the other side, the need for personal and property security is increasing. A mere look at the visible security cameras around your home or business will turn away lots of potential predators.
These days, there are numerous different types of security cameras, which makes it easy to find security solutions for every budget, as well as for different security needs.
Different security solutions
CCTV security systems are usually designed in a way that security cameras are located in key locations in and around the secured structure. All cameras are connected in a system over a central device, and this system creates a unique surveillance system or CCTV (Close Circuit Television). Several systems can also connect in one network and, again, be under one central surveillance system. Technologically speaking, this is just one security model. All of the different models actually belong in two basic groups: classic video surveillance systems or IP video surveillance systems.
Different types of security cameras are:
Classic video surveillance is built with classic digital video security cameras whose basic quality is classic video output, which with the help of appropriate coaxial cables connects on devices for digital imaging (such asmultiplexer or DVR) or directly onto a video surveillance monitor. Systems of classic video surveillance are easy to apply and their simplicity and applicability can best be seen on smaller objects, where you need less security cameras for complete surveillance.
Typical systems of classic video surveillance are built around a digital multiplexer device with the usual capacity of 4, 8, 9 or 16 security cameras per one device. Some manufacturers offer multiplexer devices of larger capacities, even with inbuilt control of the video surveillance monitor matrix.
IP security systems are based on digital security cameras that send and receive signals, and all communication is done over IP connections established between the security camera and device for signal processing. IP security cameras connect with the UPT Cat5E or similar copper cables or by fiber optic cable. As every camera has its unique IP address, possibilities to connect in the network and manipulate signals ofIP security cameras are basically limitless and independent of their physical location, which means you can connect in one system IP security cameras that are a thousand miles apart. IP security systems can use existing network infrastructure at your location, which means that installation as well as later expansion is very easy. Of course, it is good to establish separate network infrastructure for an IP security system, if possible.
An IP security system needs quality stable network infrastructure, strong, quality and stable servers for image storage, as well as modern and strong computers for system control and observing images and recorded material.
IP systems shouldn’t be confused for so-called web cameras that are basically just toys to attach on a PC. IP surveillance is serious and a powerful security system that isn’t just a cheaper version of the classic security system. On the contrary, IP surveillance can actually cost more – but is a worthy investment.
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