The Pros Guide to HD & IP Security Camera Systems
A Comprehensive Guide to Business and Home HD - IP Security Camera Systems
About CCTV Security Pros | Camera and System Supplier
Welcome to CCTV Security Pros, your trusted provider of security camera systems and CCTV cameras since 2008. With over 70,000 installations across the United States, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality products used by Fortune 500 companies, universities, government agencies, residential homes, and businesses of all sizes. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore our business and home security camera systems, their benefits, and how to choose the right system for your needs.
NDAA Compliance - Banned Products
In today's security conscious world, it is essential to understand the regulations surrounding security camera systems. One important consideration is the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and its impact on the purchase and use of CCTV security systems. Some systems are prohibited for government use due to the inclusion of components from Chinese manufacturers listed in the 2019 NDAA. However, all our SureVision cameras and systems are fully NDAA compliant, making them suitable for government applications. At CCTV Security Pros, we ensure that our products meet the highest standards and adhere to all necessary regulations. Be sure to use a supplier that meets these requirements.
Ultra High Definition 4K Cameras
When it comes to security camera systems, video quality is crucial for capturing clear and detailed footage. Older analog technology no longer meets the demands of today's security needs. Our HD CCTV security camera systems offer superior video quality with much higher resolution and clarity. These systems allow for the capture of intricate details such as faces and license plates, ensuring that nothing goes unnoticed.
Analog security cameras are measured by horizontal lines of images, while HD cameras are measured in megapixels. Our 8-megapixel cameras, for example, provide 4K Ultra HD resolution for a sharp and detailed image. The higher the resolution and megapixel count, the sharper the images and the ability to zoom in without losing image quality. With our HD CCTV security camera systems, you can rest assured that you'll have the best video quality for your surveillance needs.
DVR vs. NVR Security Camera System Recorders
When it comes to choosing a security camera system, you have two main options: digital video recorders (DVR) and network video recorders (NVR). Both offer essential functionality and allow for live or recorded video viewing and remote camera access. Understanding the differences between these two systems will help you make an informed decision.
DVR systems support HD over coaxial cable, making them compatible with older analog cameras. This flexibility allows you to choose between HD security cameras or incorporate existing analog cameras with our HD over Coax digital video recorders. On the other hand, IP cameras connect to NVRs using Ethernet cables, providing superior image quality and more advanced features.
IP-based NVR systems have become the industry standard. Our Network Video Recorders support images and video up to 4K Ultra HD, and PoE (Power over Ethernet) capability enables power and video transmission through a single cable. IP cameras offer the advantage of easy installation, with a single PoE Ethernet cable providing both power and connectivity.
HD-over-Coax (DVR) systems utilize traditional coax cables and are compatible with new 4K Ultra HD video and older analog cameras. HD over Coax cameras can be powered using individual power adapters or multiple output power supplies when running multiple cameras. These systems are ideal if you have existing analog cameras and want to upgrade to high-definition video quality.
Popular Security Cameras & Systems
At CCTV Security Pros, we offer an extensive range of security cameras and complete CCTV security systems to suit various needs. Whether you prefer bullet-style cameras with sleek housing or dome-style cameras with discreet and vandal-resistant designs, we have the perfect solution for you.
Bullet cameras are optimal for mounting in high and out-of-reach areas, while dome cameras are perfect for low or reachable areas. Both camera styles offer excellent resolution, zoom, and night vision capabilities. Our cameras are weatherproof, allowing for both indoor and outdoor use.
Regardless of the camera style you choose, our cameras incorporate the latest technology and deliver exceptional performance. We understand that different customers have different preferences, so we offer customizable systems to meet your specific requirements. Our experts are available to help you create the perfect security camera system for your home or business.
Camera Viewing Angles
Camera viewing angles play a crucial role in determining the coverage area of your security camera system. The lens size of a camera determines its viewing angle. For example, a 2.8mm lens offers a 110-degree super wide angle, ideal for covering the immediate perimeter. On the other hand, a 3.6mm lens provides a 90-degree wide angle, providing comprehensive coverage.
Wide-angle cameras are popular due to their ability to cover a larger area with a single camera. However, if you need to focus on objects at a greater distance, more powerful lenses such as 8mm, 12mm, 50mm, or 100mm may be required. Varifocal lenses and motorized lens options offer easy adjustment of the viewing angle, providing flexibility in capturing the desired footage.
Creating a comprehensive CCTV security camera system often involves combining wide-angle and varifocal cameras to cover different areas of interest. Our experts can help you determine the best combination of cameras to ensure optimal coverage for your specific needs.
Special Application Security Cameras
In addition to fixed wide-angle and varifocal lens cameras, we offer specialized cameras to suit specific security needs. These cameras come with unique features and capabilities that enhance your overall security measures.
Pan tilt zoom (PTZ) cameras are versatile and allow you to rotate them horizontally, vertically, and zoom in to cover large areas. These cameras offer exceptional flexibility in monitoring wide spaces and tracking moving objects.
Active deterrence cameras are equipped with additional features such as a loud siren, strobe lights, built-in microphone, and speaker for two-way audio communication. These cameras help deter potential intruders and provide an added layer of security.
License plate cameras are specifically designed for capturing license plate information. These cameras have specialized technology to ensure clear and accurate capture of license plates, making them ideal for parking lots, entry points, and other areas where license plate recognition is necessary.
Fisheye cameras offer a full 360-degree field of view, allowing you to monitor an entire area without any blind spots. Our NVR units provide multiple options for displaying fisheye images, giving you enhanced visibility and control over your surveillance footage.
No matter what your specific security needs are, CCTV Security Pros has the perfect camera solution for you.
Wireless Security Camera Systems
Wireless IP camera systems have gained popularity, especially due to the increasing use of WiFi devices. However, it's important to understand the limitations of wireless systems in terms of selection, clarity, reliability, and functionality. Battery-powered wireless cameras often require frequent recharging, making them less reliable for business applications or areas that require constant surveillance.
In contrast, hardwired cameras provide a more secure and reliable solution, ensuring continuous power and connectivity. Hardwired systems are recommended for longer distances or areas with potential WiFi signal interference. With CCTV Security Pros, you can choose from a wide range of hardwired security camera systems that offer superior performance and reliability.
Advanced Motion-Detection Recording
To optimize storage space and reduce the need for constantly monitoring video feeds, many customers choose motion-detection recording options. This feature allows cameras to record video only when motion is detected, significantly increasing storage time, especially when using high-resolution cameras.
To further enhance this functionality, our cameras and systems come equipped with AI features, including tripwires and human/vehicle detection. These features eliminate false alerts and ensure that you receive instant notifications on your smartphone or tablet when any important event occurs. With our advanced motion-detection recording capabilities, you can have peace of mind knowing that your security system will capture and alert you to critical events.
Storing Video Footage
The duration for which you need to store video footage depends on your specific requirements. Most customers prefer to retain captured footage for 7-10 days to facilitate review if any incidents occur. Our video recorders come equipped with internal surveillance-grade hard drives that ensure superior durability and performance.
It's important to note that higher-resolution cameras consume more data, requiring larger storage capacity. To meet your specific storage needs, we offer flexible options that allow you to increase the size of your hard drives. This ensures that you have ample storage space to store your footage and access it whenever necessary.
At CCTV Security Pros, we understand the importance of video storage and offer solutions that enable you to retain and access your video footage with ease.
Order with CCTV Security Pros
With our extensive experience and expertise in the security camera industry, CCTV Security Pros is the ultimate destination for all your security needs. We pride ourselves on providing plug-and-play simplicity with our security camera systems, allowing for easy installation and configuration.
By choosing CCTV Security Pros, you gain access to high-quality cameras and systems that are optimized for superior performance and reliability. For new business and home installations we highly recommend our SureVision line, launched in 2019. We partnered with one of the largest security camera suppliers in the world and created our own brand, or "flagship product." With over 20,000 installations, SureVision was exclusively manufactured, sold, supported, and warrantied directly through us. We can insure the best quality in-stock products are available for our installers and do it yourselfers. SureVision IP NVR Systems offer exceptional ultra HD video quality, spectacular night vision, and advanced artificial intelligence features.
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We are committed to offering competitive prices without compromising on the quality of our products. A 3 year warranty and money back satisfaction guarantee is included with all of our commercial grade business and home security cameras and systems. Contact us today to discuss your business or home security camera system needs and let our experts help you find the perfect solution to enhance your security.
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