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Everything You Need To Know About Video Surveillance Home
It pays to be paranoid. In fact, it pays to be paranoid and prepared at the same time. These are strange times we live in. Brilliance and depravity walk the streets hand in hand. Crime sits on your doorstep along with the neighborhood cats. For this reason, more and more homeowners are installing home surveillance systems.
There are many types and makes of cameras and surveillance equipment available in the market and includes hidden cameras, dome cameras, smoke detecting cameras, infrared cameras, and vandal proof cameras. Security systems are ever improving and more and more industries are using these cameras to protect the work environment and promote good work ethics at the workplace.
Video surveillance systems are modular, elastic, and scalable. They can be tailored to fit all the security requirements, while keeping the budget in mind. Video Surveillance Systems include digital video recorders, DVR cards, USB (universal serial bus) capture devices and remote video surveillance software.
The Remote Witness video surveillance software allows the user to record motion activated high-resolution digital video and display multiple cameras simultaneously from the camera location or a remote site.
A CCTV system stands for Closed Circuit Television. The circuit in this surveillance system is totally closed and all the elements are connected. Conversely, a digital system allows for remote control of cameras and better visual data, meaning that a person can see things and faces more clearly due to improved optics and zooming. Data is accumulated digitally, not on tape and this means that it can be recovered instantaneously.
When you begin to think about buying home surveillance systems, you need to first identify your needs. How many areas do you need to have surveillance for? Do you need to have surveillance for one area or multiple areas? Do you feel that you will be using surveillance on a daily basis? Do you have any equipment that you can already use? (i.e. computer, DVR, monitor) By identifying your needs, you will then be able to identify what surveillance system or equipment that will suit your needs.
Here are a few key things to consider:
How long do you want to store data?
What type of Operating System does the equipment use?
Who else uses this type of Surveillance System?
Will you need cameras with Infrared Lighting (LEDS)?
Will you get technical support from the manufacturer or Surveillance Installation Company?
Do you need the ability to access your Surveillance System remotely?
What type of warranty will you receive?
Is your System being built with quality parts (Intel, Seagate, and Kingston)?
Do you need the ability to pan, tilt, and zoom?
How do you want to use the Surveillance System (observation, protection of employees, deterring theft, communication, or peace of mind)?
If you opt to incorporate a covert video surveillance system into your home or business, consult with a lawyer or your local law enforcement agency to ensure your compliance with local, state, and federal video surveillance laws. Many independent studies in the United States and United Kingdom have suggested that video surveillance acts as a powerful deterrent, stopping crimes before they happen. Studies also show strong evidence that video surveillance systems can be an extremely effective tool in detection and prosecution.
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