High Definition CCTV Security Camera Systems
HD CCTV Security Camera Systems provide High Definition resolution at a manageable cost. With the advent of HD-CCTV, CCTV cameras can now product high quality images -- including 1080p HD -- without sacrificing the low-cost and reliability people have always bought them for. Unfortunately, HD-CCTV camera technology has spread out among various manufacturers. This means that for an HD-CCTV system to work properly, both the cameras and the DVRs must share the same technology. That's where A1 Security Cameras' system solutions step in - we provide an all-in-one package that will provide the cameras, DVR, and cables!
Why choose HD-CCTV (HD-TVI) over IP Security Systems?
HD-TVI systems are compatible with conventional analog CCTV cameras. Let's break it down in layman's terms. If you had bought cameras before 2010 or if you have coax cable (look at the cord behind the TV that goes to the cable box) to connect to your existing security cameras that means you have low resolution - analog CCTV security cameras. If you buy HD-CCTV security system, you can upgrade your existing conventional analog CCTV security system without sacrificing your coax infrastructure and your cameras. You can literally replace your old cameras with HD cameras from us and put the new DVR in and you don't have to spend any more on installation.
HD-TVI systems are more affordable compared to IP Security Camera Systems. If you are putting together a new system, you are looking for more affordable option, HD-CCTV systems are much more affordable with very similar functions. On average, same number of cameras will cost you 30% less if you buy HD-TVI systems.
For more information on HD-CCTV technology, please see this article.
We have upgraded hundreds of old analog CCTV systems to High Definition HD-TVI systems. This upgrade can be complicated and A1 Security Cameras has a team of expert consultants here to help. Do not hesitate to give us a call so that we can design the right security camera system for your needs.
CCTV security camera systems are considered by some to be the most reliable type or surveillance system. When connecting a surveillance system, there is an instant video connection to the recorder or monitor. Compared to IP cameras which have to be configured individually, CCTV cameras make installation easy because they only need to be powered and connected.
Maintaining CCTV systems is thought to be easier than an IP camera system because of the simplicity of the components. A system which shows static due to excess electricity can be easily fixed using a ground loop isolator. A video cable can be checked with a hand held spot monitor for checking connections. In a typical installation, a total of 3 wires is ran to the camera from a digital video recorder. One is for the transmission of video and the other two are for powering the camera using a positive and negative connector.
CCTV systems can be cheaper than network security camera systems. Some surveillance systems require a more demanding camera which can be controlled remotely to zoom in and move from side to side. These types of cameras, called PTZ cameras, require an additional pair of cables to control the camera. In this case, our experts might recommend a balun for your system which will let you send video, power, and data on one network cable. This is good for those looking to run a clean connection between camera and recorder. Some recorders are more advanced. Samsung’s Coaxitron recorders, for example, are able to control PTZ cameras through coaxial cable.
CCTV camera systems are used by prisons because the latency is significantly lower compared to IP systems. Gas stations use CCTV systems so if a customer claims they were returned an incorrect amount of change, a user can view the transaction at full speed and even slow it down. A different type of system called a hybrid system allows users to record both analog and IP cameras simultaneously. This lets users enjoy the benefits of using both systems together. Many pieces come together to form an effective security camera system. Everything from the type of connector to the type of DVR is considered when designing a system for our users. Let us help you design the right CCTV system for your application.