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Video Surveillance Systems (CCTV)
December 28, 2009
Security is now a major and prime concern for many people in the present day. But people who are financially not capable of appointing private security guards should not worry. To tackle this problem of security, various types of security cameras are available to suit various security needs. Security cameras are now recognized and used as the standard method of monitoring properties, as they detect and often deter criminals. They truly act as your private security guard.
The scope of surveillance cameras in today’s world are not just limited to government office or banks. CCTVcameras (closed circuit) are being used in apartment buildings as well. Major metropolitan cities have installed several CCTV cameras throughout the city as a means of deterring and capturing criminals. Use of digital video is on the rise as well. These types of cost-effective cameras are very helpful in car parking zones to reduce car thefts. So sizeable is the advantage of security cameras, that even cities like New York and Chicago are beginning to use surveillance cameras more thoroughly throughout the city.
Initially analogue CCTV systems were used but the digital phase is slowly taking them over now. These digital security cameras work by transmitting the data feed via Wi-Fi technology to the Internet. From the Internet a digital video recorder or a computer can view the feed with a specially configured web browser. Apart from the digital video security cameras, digital still surveillance cameras are also available. These cameras have motion detectors that alert the camera to take a photo when any activity occurs.
In today’s ever changing technological world, there are a wide variety of options to choose from in the security cameras segment as well. There are night vision cameras that capture footage even in complete darkness. One of the most important aspects of CCTV installation that is often missed is the fact that the hiring of the right installation company is paramount to the success of your video surveillance implementation. Do some research on the Web and narrow it down to the best service providers with the best recommendations and client reviews. Your CCTV vendor is just as important as the equipment your purchase; they design the system according to your specific needs. More importantly, the vendor services and maintains your system after the installation. You’ll be very happy that you did.