“Hi, I’m from Fly By Night Security and we’re in your area today (going door to door) selling security systems.” When buying security cameras, should you buy them the same way you buy Girl Scout Cookies? Let’s explore this scenario a little bit. What are you getting, who are you getting it from, and […]
First thing to decide is what do you want to accomplish with your CCTV system. There are many reasons to consider a camera system, but what is your primary desire? If it is watching over your home, you need to concentrate on the perimeter, meaning you will need high resolution cameras that will work day […]
CCTV cameras are made in a variety of types and for a wide range of uses. Complicating the selection of cameras more are the variety of technologies within each category type.
In order to understand the range of cameras available to the general market, and useful for ordinary consumer applications, this article is divided into three sections: camera types, lenses, and technology types.
Electronic video images may show a varying degree of detail. That is evidenced by the contrast between standard television broadcasts and those called High Definition (HD). Television was originally displayed on a Cathode Ray Tube or CRT (also called the "picture tube"). The CRT reproduced the image on its screen by shooting an electron beam horizontally at the rate of about 60 times per second. To a large degree, the number of horizontal lines determined how detailed the video appeared. The more lines, the smaller the lines, the greater the detail of the picture.
If you are looking for a security and monitoring system that can be viewed away from the site where it is being used you should consider using a CCTV camera remotely monitored. These systems are useful for monitoring the home from work, the business while at home, or for any monitoring application where the user is not in the same location as the camera.