Having an updated and adequately working surveillance system is essential to the safety of every business. Whether your business is a small, family-owned business, or a more extensive multi-location operation, it’s imperative to have a top-of-the-line security system. If you’re not sure how old your CCTV system is or if it’s not working correctly, the staff at Sevan Locks and Doors can help you figure that out and set you up with a properly functioning system.
HD video has a high resolution, and the display has crisp detail and clarity. CCTV cameras are measured in megapixels and capture video and pictures in high definition. The higher the megapixel count and resolution, the sharper the images. When you have a higher megapixel camera, you have a sharper image and can digitally zoom in on specific areas without compromising the quality of the picture. There are different styles of cameras available, with bullet-style and dome-style being very popular. The bullet-style cameras have a sleek housing exterior, making them a well-liked choice. Others may prefer dome-style cameras for their vandal-proof design, low profile, and discreteness. The majority of security cameras offered are fully weatherproofed to be used indoors or out.
With the release of so many Wi-Fi-enabled devices, wireless IP camera systems have exploded in popularity. It’s important to remember that wireless generally applies to video transmission. Some wireless cameras require a separate power source, even though it can sometimes be uncommon for power outlets located in the same vicinity where the camera will be mounted. Hardwired cameras are recommended for further distances or where Wifi signals may be disturbed.
When choosing a CCTV system, the storage of video footage is something to keep in mind. Most customers want to keep their video footage for about 7-10 days. Most recorders have internal hard drives inside the units where the security video is stored. High-resolution cameras require more storage because they use more data. The amount of video footage stored can vary depending on the hard drive size. Many customers choose to set the cameras to record only when motion is detected to help limit the amount of hard drive space used. Some units can have multiple hard drive bays to accommodate more video storage.
Some of the newest technology cameras are equipped with advanced video analytics and can even help with object detection using AI. Don’t have false alarms like traditional video motion detection when you have AI cameras with object detection. Some models even have IR night vision. Some camera systems even have a license plate recognition system built in, helping to identify criminals even easier. Other features may include:
When installed correctly, a CCTV security camera system is the most effective. Give Sevan Locks and Doors a call to inspect your security system and recommend a course of action. We enjoy serving our neighbors in downtown Seattle, WA, and the surrounding areas. Let us help keep you, your business, and your customers safe!
For any and all locksmith and security problems, give us a call today. We at Sevan look forward to helping you quickly resolve your issues through courteous and knowledgeable service using high-quality, durable products. Why? Because your security, convenience and satisfaction are our highest priority.