Get the big picture on security cameras
Security cameras are the basis of almost every good security system. They see the things you just cannot and give you solid assurance that if anything happens, you’re covered.
As part of the security consultation we provide we rely on CCTV cameras a lot. But there’s a little bit to understand before choosing your security system.
What is a security camera?
There’s a lot of terminology floating around in the world of security. It gets a little confusing for those stepping into it for the first time.
The term security camera covers the use of CCTV cameras to prohibit or capture criminal behaviour, and convey that footage or data to a hub computer for viewing and recording. The terms security camera and CCTV are interchangeably used now. Whether it’s IP CCTV or wired CCTV, they are all providing the same security service.
The other term often used is surveillance camera. This has a subtle difference in meaning - surveillance cameras are used to identify and record the behaviour of certain individuals, rather than overall security.
At CCTV Solutions we’re CCTV experts advising you on how to integrate security cameras, CCTV technology, and other security tools into your workplace or home for maximum effect.
How do security cameras work?
A CCTV security system is a network of cameras that capture video and send them to a recorder (generally a DVR), either via wifi or cable wiring where the videos can then be viewed.
Surveillance cameras transmit video as well as audio back to a DVR where these signals can be viewed and recorded by security staff.
These recordings allow you to review unpleasant behaviours happening on your premises, whether it’s criminal activity, customer activity or staff.
Which security camera is best?
There is no one answer to that question - we advise on a range of different brands we believe do the job best. Which brand and security system will depend on your site, staffing, the outcome you’re wanting to achieve, and of course budget.