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How to Choose a Correct CCTV Camera

If you are browsing for a cctv camera in Catalog or on the web ,you must have found hundreds of options,product shots ,specifications and varying prices ,you may have been tempted to slap it shut and leave upgrading your security system for another day.

The vast array of CCTV surveillance cameras and recorders on the market can be daunting, making it difficult to decide which system would be best suited to your home or business environment .

Here we are discussing best CCTV which will meet your ought-most requirement.

Before buying any CCTV System for your requirement , you must get clarified on the basic questionnaires.

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Expensive or Cheap CCTV Camera ? 

Always try to buy the best value for money CCTV Surveillance Camera system within your personal or business budget. It is always wiser to invest on good quality , Latest Video compression and higher capacity System that allow to add more cameras later on. Buying an unbranded Cheap camera leads to buyer’s remorse.

A reputable security system Manufacturing company with an experienced System Integrator  will be able to offer you a range of camera and recorder options .made Reliable manufacturers, including brands such as Hikvision,Dahua,CPPlus,Secureye,Honeywell is good option for you to opt.

Understanding Basic CCTV Camera Capabilities

When selecting a CCTV camera it’s important to consider these parameters like Image sensor ,lens type ,lens angle , resolution pixels , frame rate ,video interface and IR distance.For every millimetre of lens size, the rule of thumb is that this is how far away in meters the camera will be able to view its subject (focal length). The degree of a wide angle lens will determine the field of vision and shorten the focal length as the angle gets wider.Cameras come with a range of data storage sizes from 1TB. The storage capacity can be increased by additional hard drives, or network attached storage devices to an unlimited capacity.

CCTV Camera type Clarification

There are four types of CCTV camera in the market nowadays. They are Analog HD camera which is run by a Digital video recorder (DVR) ,IP HD Camera which is operated by internet protocol and run by a Network Video Recorder(NVR) , WL HD camera which is connected through wifi network and run by Mobile App or by a Wireless NVR .The last one is Hybrid and special purpose camera which is run by a Hybrid DVR / NVR .

List out what you want to see from CCTV camera

Do you want the camera to be able to see a vehicle outside the front driveway gate or a pedestrian ringing the bell or an Burglar entering your property  ? If you are planning for your business , it is important to see all vulnurable and sensitive areas clearly. We often compare the ability of our human sight to what we expect cameras to do. While there is no camera that can perfectly mimic the dynamic range and depth of vision of the human eye. Advances in technology provide solutions for wide dynamic range, Motion detection,face recognition  ,360 degree vision and the handling of different lighting conditions for day and night .

Best position for Installing CCTV

Deciding where to place your first camera will largely depend on the topography of your home or business property and your security needs. Usually, the first camera is installed in a position such as near the front door or gate, to gather information about people or vehicles entering, followed by additional cameras to cover “weak spots”.

For example, near a back wall that runs parallel to an alley or on the darkest side of your house. Ideally, covering the entire perimeter of the property with cameras will offer the security of an early warning system – if the camera has been connected to outdoor beams – and of being able to investigate security breaches without peering out of a window.

Consider need of Supportive lighting

Light plays a vital role in the clarity and quality of the video recorded from CCTV.CCTV surveillance cameras can record colour during the day but at night, unless sufficient support lighting has been set up, they switch to black and white mode. It’s important to provide support for outdoor lighting, such as an LED lamp, for color definition , so that a meaningful intelligence report can be written up describing, for example, the color of vehicles and clothing of intruders. Nowadays Low light cameras and full color view in night are available but these costs more bucks to your pocket.

Consider all Installation Cost

Selecting the correct type of CCTV surveillance camera is just part of the process of shopping around. Your research should also include considering the cost of recorders and peripherals such as cables, connectors, an uninterrupted power supply(UPS)  and the cost of labour and commissioning of the unit. It is important to ask questions about the total costs of purchasing and installing a camera at the outset, to avoid any surprises later on.

Warranty of a product from Seller

Some  retailers selling unbranded cameras may only offer a statutory six month product guarantee at best, which you might find yourself fighting for, if the camera fails within that time frame. A reputable security company will sell CCTV surveillance cameras with a warranty of up to three years and offer either a self-install option, or a professional installation service.

Ask a CCTV security Professional

Before selecting a CCTV surveillance camera for your home or business, seek the advice of a security professional. They will be able to assess your property and show you recorded footage from different types of cameras, that will enable you to get the full picture on quality and pricing before you commit to a decision. 

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