CCTV systems are widely used today. By monitoring movements and employee interactions with an organization’s clients, CCTV systems help in enhancing security. Due to this, CCTV systems help in combating criminal activities such as vandalism, and burglary. The happenings recorded by a CCTV system can be used to solve disputes as well as carry out legal investigations, Some things you should consider when selecting a CCTV system should be the lens, zoom options, monitoring options, lens type, image quality and remote access. When looking for a CCTV system, the guidelines below can be of great help too.
Do a camera assessment.
There are several types of cameras, each having its appearance. There are CCTV that look like handheld camcorders and can be placed on the wall, or even the ceiling. Others have a streamlined appearance, are dome-shaped, and are less intrusive. You should keep it in mind that it is not all cameras that are suitable for any application.
Establish the place and time where the CCTV camera will be used.
Before doing an installation of a CCTV system, you should first consider the lighting of the place. If for example, the CCTV system is to be installed in a well-lit place, then a standard camera that has a manual iris can work well. On the other hand, a day/night camera that has an automatic iris would be suitable for an outdoor palace at night, or a place that has a variety of lighting conditions.
The resolution that the CCTV camera has.
According to your needs, you should establish whether you will require a camera with high or standard resolution. By this, you will know whether you require a system with more sophisticated features and more hard drive space.
Ability to access the system remotely.
Digital video recorders can be remotely accessed through the internet. You ought to ensure that you have a high connection speed. You should also check the system’s ability to allow high resolution monitoring at high speeds.
Another thing to check is whether the CCTV allows people to monitor the happenings using a television or computer screen. This is because some CCTV systems only work with a specific monitor.
The operation type of the system.
There are some systems based on motion, while others can operate on a continuous basis. For homes, a camera that captures happenings when motion is detected can be suitable for homes, whole one that shoots on a continuous basis can be ideal for business.
The required hard drive space.
The storage space of a CCTV system is determined by its hard drive. The footage quality you intend to get also dictates the hard disk size that will suit you most.