Professionally Designed Security Camera Systems
Video Surveillance industry now offers 2 different technologies. They have advantages and disadvantages so here is a quick summary before you start shopping.
1000 foot view difference between IP and HD CCTV technologies
IP Security Camera Systems
- IP Security Systems require ethernet cable.
- Power is transmitted through ethernet cable. (Power over Ethernet technology PoE) The power can be sourced directly from Network Video Recorder (NVR) or PoE Switch.
- There is no resolution cap with IP Security Systems.
HD CCTV Security Camera Systems
- CCTV Security Systems require coax cable.
- Power would be drawn from a power supply.
- As of 2016, HD CCTV technology is limited with 2 Megapixel resolution cap.
We have designed thousands of security camera systems since our founding in 2007. We are presenting just a bunch of security systems on our website to give you an idea for the technology, products and the cost.
Some of these systems are very straight forward and easy to "add to cart" but most of security camera system installations will require you to have different cable length, different camera, different lens options. For example, we don't have any system here with PTZ cameras or advanced features. Our experts are available to get any questions you might have and we will put together professional quotes with a quick turnaround time so you can make decision on the go. Please give us a call 866-441-2288 or email us at email@example.com and we would love to speak with you.
Security camera systems do more than record video coming from a security camera. Recorders now have some of the same technology built into them as the latest computers on the market. A security camera system consists of several components. A CCTV (Aanalog) system uses a DVR (digital video recorder), BNC connectors, coaxial cable, a power supply, and CCTV security cameras. IP security camera systems use an NVR (network video recorder), RJ45 connectors, network cable, power over Ethernet switch, and network security cameras.
Even though the technology is similar, they each have their benefits and limitations. An IP system has the ability to record in high definition while a traditional analog system is easier to setup and are considered very reliable. Cameras are becoming smarter and with simple configuration can become a very powerful tool for homes and businesses alike. A recorder can serve as an access control system by notifying users by phone or email when movement is detected. When a camera senses a change in pixilation, the camera can be configured to send a signal to the recorder and execute a set of instructions. This means a camera not only captures video, it can also function like a security guard.
Network cameras, or IP cameras, are even more advanced. Some IP security cameras have as much technology built into them as some high end recorders. Some network cameras have a built in DVR. SD card readers built into the cameras motherboard lets users install and format a high capacity SD card for still image and video clip storage. Not only can it act as a standalone camera recorder, it can also interact with a network video recorder to stream important information to the user.
A surveillance system can discourage theft and vandalism to a home or business. Surveillance video footage has helped law enforcement identify people committing crimes but security systems don't only serve to catch people. They are also used to monitor dangerous work environments like factories, monitor heavy equipment and machinery, and help oversee large areas from a central location. Park and Wildlife organizations have even used surveillance systems to monitor endangered species in their natural habitat. A well configured system can capture time lapse video of a construction site. A carefully planned system can work well in almost any kind of environment. Homeowners associations can benefit from the same technologies as a oil drilling rig in the ocean. A1 Security Cameras is able to design application specific security camera systems that require planning at every step. Everything from cable to the cameras lens is considered when designing a system.