Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Is It Time To Install A New Security Camera System?

Take Advantage Of A Free Site Survey

When you are considering a new commercial or residential video surveillance solution, take advantage of the free site survey that many security camera system installers offer. Choosing the right security cameras can be a challenge. An installer will send a technician to your location and will address the following with you: What are your key areas of risk? Are you looking for a new security camera system, or are you expanding your current solution? Are you replacing an existing system altogether? Will your security cameras need to be installed indoors, outdoors or both? What are the lighting conditions in each area to be covered? Will you want your cameras mounted on the ceiling, poles and or walls? How long will you need to store your recorded video? Will you want to review footage remotely? What is your budget?

Introducing Video Servers

The answers to these questions will help you to decide whether an analog or digital (IP) security camera system will meet your requirements. But, you are not limited to one or the other. You can have a solution that combines both analog and digital. How is this possible? With the use of a device called a video server - also referred to as a video encoder - the signals from an analog camera are digitized, which allows the now digitized images to be sent directly over an IP network. The addition of a video server transforms your analog surveillance solution to something called a hybrid security camera system.

Gain Advanced Functionality

Adding a video server extends the features of your analog CCTV system. A video server enables you to view live footage using a Web browser or video management software on any local or remote computer on a network. You can easily expand your system one analog camera at a time or future proof your surveillance system by adding network cameras. And, with network cameras you can use Power over Ethernet, which eliminates the need to run additional power lines to the cameras.


  1. That is good, i would prefer a Wireless Security Camera System for my home because some time`s wire`s ...else you better know.


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