Choosing the appropriate security camera system for your business or home is an important decision. When you purchase a high quality professional system you can expect years of quality surveillance. Our large selection offers traditional high resolution analog technology as well as the latest high definition security camera technologies. Truth is, if you are buying a new system, this is a great time to purchase. These tips provided will make it easy for you to make an educated decision.
All of our systems "DO" the same thing. Our systems will give you the ability view live video, record, playback, setup motion detection, get mobile alerts and backup video for evidence. Our systems will allow you to view your business or home ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANYPLACE over the internet on your smartphone, tablet or other devices. We use the same DVR surveillance software across the board with all of our recorders. They are user friendly, feature rich and easy to set up.
Here are important questions to consider when purchasing a new system for your business or home:
- Am I satisfied with my current system?
- Am I replacing components of a current system or purchasing a new one?
- Do I have cables in place or is my location wired for cameras?
- What technology is best for me?
- What is my budget for this project? We will address these considerations below.
Do you have a system currently in place?
If you purchased a system within the last few years there is a good chance you are using an Analog High Resolution Analog System which includes the Cameras, BNC Coax Power/Video Cables, and Digital Video Recorder. The digital video recorder converts the high resolution signal into digital format and transmits data over internet. While many businesses and homes use high resolution analog systems over the last 10-20 years, We now have superior camera technologies that enable you to capture true HIGH DEFINITION video up to 1080p and even 4K! This provides you with superior image quality and better digital zoom at a cost effective price.
We Offer 3 "Professional Grade" Surveillance Technologies:
Chances are that if you have purchased a system several years back (with round BNC connections) you have a traditional high resolution analog system. Analog Cameras transmit video over coax cable. RG59 Siamese cable is most commonly used since it contains both coax and power wire side by side. The DVR converts the video to a digital format, enabling you to video your cameras over the Internet. Analog cameras are measured in Lines of Resolution and anything above 700 Lines of Resolution is consider very High RESOLUTION.
Our Analog systems are great for a low cost solution or replacement of older cameras or DVRs. Our traditional analog systems produce a clear high resolution image and are used in thousands of applicatons. One disadvantage of analog systems are the digital zoom capabilities. Since the cameras are analog and not digital, you will notice more pixelation when you try to get closeups using the digital zoom feature on the DVR. The main reason to choose analog is if you are replacing older cameras or recorders. All of our recorders now support both analog and digital cameras.
With High Definition over Coax "CVI" Systems you can use the same RG-59 cable as the analog systems but achieve higher quality digital high definition clarity and zoom. In other words, you can use the same type of connections as traditional systems but get superior video quality. HD CVI images are measured in megapixels. HD CVI cameras are able to produce 1080P images up to 2 megapixels. Since CVI produces megapixel images, you will benefit from a better digital zoom which makes identification easier. Another advantage of HD CVI is that you do not have to run any additional cables for controllable cameras such as Pan Tilt Zoom or Motorized Zoom Cameras. Installation is simple and easy.
IP Systems have been gaining in popularity over the last 10 years. Why?
In the past, many large businesses, government, and casinos that need super high definition surveillance would use IP Security Camera Systems. Now that the prices are more affordable many of our customers are taking advantage of this technology. IP cameras are also measured in megapixels. Higher megapixel IP cameras offer sharper images and improved digital zoom. Another advantage of IP is that that the cameras get their power from the recorder so there is no need for an additional power source. All you need to do is plug one end to the camera and the other end to the DVR using just one thin CAT5 cable.
Still not sure what system? Well, let us help you:
We recommend considering High Resolution Analog when you are looking to replace an existing camera or recorder with something of better professional quality. As of January 1, 2016, all of our new Analog recorders also support HD CVI. This offers you the ability to easily upgrade any of your older cameras to High Definition if and when you are ready.
We recommend considering HD OVER COAX when replacing older Analog technology or looking for a cost-effective High Definition solution. Although our Analog systems will deliver quality high resolution video, the newer HD technology is superior. HD CVI systems are able to produce sharper images up to 1080P. As a result, when you digitally zoom on a person or object the image will appear less pixelated and remain largely intact. HD CVI cameras use the same RG59 Siamese cable as the older analog cameras, making HD CVI an attractive alternative when replacing older analog cameras. Again, all of our HD CVI recorders will also support analog cameras.
We recommend IP when a Super High Definition solution is desired. Although HD CVI is capable of producing High Definition 1080P images, IP system manufacturers continue to introduce cameras with higher megapixels and sharper images. While IP cameras might cost a few dollars more, one of the advantages of IP is that the cameras get their power from the recorder so there is no need for an additional power source. In other words, both video and power are transmitted over a single CAT5 cable.
System Summary Chart:
For your convenience, here is a quick chart comparing technologies:
|Analog Systems||HD CVI Systems||IP Systems|
|Ease of install||Easy||Easy||Easy|
|How far cable run per camera||500 Ft||1500 Ft||328 feet, more with Switch or POE Injector|
|Type of wire||Plug and Play / RG-59||Plug and Play RG-59||CAT5 Cable|
|Internet Remote Viewing||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum Definition||1000 Lines of High Res||2MP HD up to 1080||2MP and MORE|
|High Def or High Res||HR||HD||HD|
|PTZ Control||Additional CAT5 wire needed||No additional wire||No additional wire|
|Easy to Use Recorder||Yes||Yes||Yes|
There is a reason that many do it yourselfers or businesses wanting to save purchase our products. Installation is not difficult. Many of our customers and businesses utilize electricians, IT departments. computer networking companies, and employees to run cables. If you can run one cable from each camera back to the recorder you can do it yourself and save thousands. Our loyal customers appreciate our superior products, prices, technology, and USA Technical Support. We back all our products and systems with a Warranty and LIVE USA Support for the life of our products. We are a quick phone call away for all your needs.
If you need any additional advice, information, or a quote call us at (888) 653-2288 and we will be happy to assist you.
We work with tens of thousands of installers and organizations including Government, Fortune 500 Companies, Universities, Businesses and Homeowners.
Our surveillance solutions are applicable for:
- Fortune 500 Companies
- Toll Booths
- Gas Stations
- Car washes
- Storage Facilites
- Schools and Universities
- Convenience Stores
- Fast Food Chains
- Gates and Entrances
- Furniture Stores
- Casinos and Racetracks
- Parking Lots
- Sport Stadiums
- and Homeowners looking for a higher end solution
We hope to have an opportunity to work with you or your installation.