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Where to Find High Quality Security Camera Systems

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Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Where you buy your video system is important!

There are thousands of vendors of video surveillance systems. All over the world from China to the Big Box store on the corner. How do you choose your CCTV System? What do you need to make an intelligent decision? You are about to make a sizable investment, and you want to make an intelligent decision. You have to decide what is really most important- Price? Quality? Support? And then, how do you determine which supplier can or even will give you what you want. This article will explain how to find High Quality Security Camera Systems.

No question, if you are after lowest price importing from China is the way to go. Unfortunately, all you will get will be low price. As there are many hundreds of Chinese companies, finding one that you can work with will be a daunting task. The language problem will be huge, printed instructions will be truly a challenge, and overall product quality will be poor. You will not get any tech support. If you want to return a bad part, it will not be possible. They will provide you with a box of parts, period.

Another choice will be the Big Box Store. Prices will not be as good as direct imports, but you will get a degree of support. But tech support will be difficult to get. You will not get any meaningful help making your purchase. Your choice will be to take what is on the shelf and then hope it will work for you. Getting details on system performance? Nope. After sale help? Difficult to non-existent.

How about on-line vendors? There certainly are a lot of them. But who are the good ones and who is going to just take your money and run? How can you determine which of their claims are true and who is lying? Brick and mortar vs. a PC on a bedroom desk? Time in business? Warranty? Tech support? All valid questions.

How about Spy Shops? Lots of them around, right? But do they have any real knowledge about camera systems? They seem to be heavy into gimmicks and not into technology. They will also want to sell you wireless cameras, which are little more that toys. Be careful!

There are large security distributors that carry video systems. Most will not be very anxious to get your business, and many will turn you away unless you are a licensed installation company. A valid business policy, as they don’t want to compete with their dealers. That doesn’t do you much good.

And then there are the specialty video distributors. Not so many of those, but worth the search.

SecurityCameraKing.com is one of them. And, I believe the best. A true brick and mortar company, with 28 employees and a 5000 SF warehouse/office location in Boca Raton, Florida. 8 years in business, and started as an installation company. Morphed into a manufacturer when finding quality products became problematic. We now serve thousands of customers, both retail and wholesale. Government clients include FBI, DEA, military locations all over the world, various installs for the governments of Grand Cayman, Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica and many other nations. We recently sold 160 cameras to an air and space museum. If you are in the South Florida area, come on over to see our demo set up. All our cameras are up and working, so you can see our superb quality and clarity.

If you are not sure what you need for your system, our highly skilled sales people will guide you to the best solution to meet your needs. Even our sales people have real in-the-field experience with camera systems. If you have a challenge while installing your system, our support techs will assist you until everything is good. If you have a problem six months or six years later, this tech support will still be available to you at no charge. That’s right, I said FREE! This level of support is unheard of in this industry. If you do have a failure (which is extremely rare) we will replace or repair quickly under

Have a large complex system requirement? We can work from blueprints and specifications for any system. We have recently done several 200 plus camera systems for marijuana growers in Washington State, done to very rigorous state requirements. We can meet your needs, to your satisfaction.

You will find our website, www.securitycameraking.com to be an excellent starting point. All of our products are shown there, with technical data, videos of the systems in operation, and prices. We even have real customer reviews! Confused about the different technologies? Call us, we will clarify for you. And, we will guide you away from products that just don’t work. Unfortunately there are a lot of other comapnies out there from fly by night vendors with a pretty website and very little else.

So, take a good look around the area you want to protect, get an idea what you want to achieve, and give us a call. Not totally sure? That’s OK, call us anyway, we are glad to help. We will give you help that no other company will give you.

Just to summarize what we offer:

  • Eight years in business
  • Solid crew of 28 people.
  • Brick and mortar store.
  • Excellent quality products
  • Presale support
  • After sale support
  • Installation advice and support
  • Tech support after the sale for as long as you have our products.
  • Warranty on all products
  • Orders ship the same day
  • We sell domestic and export
  • System design from drawings or blueprints.
  • Takeoffs from specification requirements
  • Complete demo set up for you to check out
  • You are invited to stop by. Most companies do not want walk ins, we welcome you

Things we do NOT give you:

  • Attitude. Not going to happen here.
  • Bad product. Every product is thoroughly tested before release. In the event of a failure, a real warranty comes to your rescue.
  • Bad advice. Our people are really experts in the field. With up to 40+ years in the trade. (That’s me!)

So, if you need a video surveillance system, or have questions about what they can do for you, do yourself a big favor and call Security Camera King. You really will be glad you did.

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Wireless CCTV Camera System

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

A wireless Closed Circuit TeleVision or wireless CCTV camera system is one of the most popular systems used for security and surveillance applications today. Although there are many variations of a typical wireless CCTV camera system, the general set-up for a security/surveillance application of this type involves the use of wireless Closed Circuit Television or CCTV cameras and a digital hard drive used to record the pictures or video sent to it by the CCTV cameras.

The key components of a Wireless CCTV camera system include wireless CCTV cameras with antennas, a high speed digital hard drive, a wireless single or multi receiver, and a digital video recorder.  Each of these components serves a specific function to provide a total package wireless CCTV camera system.  Let’s take a closer look at each component.

The wireless camera comes in many varieties.  There are dome cameras, box cameras, bullet cameras, PTZ or pan tilt and zoom cameras, and even explosion proof cameras.  Wireless security cameras may capture still pictures and/or motion video and may provide the images in black and white or in color.  Some cameras also come equipped with a microphone for capturing sound.  In addition to these functions, wireless security cameras normally have an on-board transmitter that operates in the 2.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz bands.  The broadcast range for these wireless cameras is usually somewhere between 200 and 700 feet depending upon environmental conditions.

The receiver is basically like a radio receiver or in-home wireless telephone receiver base.  It receives the wireless signal transmitted from each camera and sends that signal to the DVR.  Generally, receivers have more than one “channel”; that is, they can receive signals from more than one camera at a time.  A receiver that can handle input from four different security cameras at one time is usually referred to as a four channel receiver.

After the camera’s signal is received, it is normally processed in some way before it reaches the DVR.  The processing circuitry is normally found on an electronic “board” that is included with the DVR.  This board may have one to several different file compression/decompression or CODECs wired into its circuitry.  The purpose of using a CODEC is to minimize the size of the file to be stored on the DVR without sacrificing too much quality.

Digital video is basically digital photographs taken at a rapid rate (normally up to 30 frames per second or fps).  However, if you consider the digital size of a file for one photograph, you can only imagine the total size for thousands used to create a video.  For example, a typical digital photograph may create a file 1.5 megabytes (MB) in size.  One hour of video would be 30 photographs per second, times 60 seconds, times 60 minutes or 162,000 MB or 162 Gigabytes (GB) of information!  A 250 GB hard drive would be filled in only two hours.  However, CODEC boards and programs reduce the file sizes drastically allowing for several hours to days of recording without filling up the hard drive.

Most DVR wireless security systems also include a monitor to view the cameras’ output in real time as well as to view the playback of recorded video.  The monitor may be a small wireless unit itself or can be a larger LCD type monitor used with most computer systems.

There are many benefits to using a wireless CCTV camera system.  Technological advances have made the components relatively inexpensive so that these systems can not only be used by businesses but can be used by consumers to provide security surveillance for the home.  Wireless systems have the added benefit of placing the cameras in strategic places that are unlikely to be seen by potential criminals and vandals.  In addition, DVR wireless security systems do not require signal transmission cables from the camera to the DVR, making installation much simpler and neater as well.

If you would like more information on wireless CCTV camera systems or are considering the purchase of a wireless CCTV camera system, please contact one of our security experts today.  They can be reached by on-line “Live Chat” or by telephone as 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM EST.

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