Many people are unaware of the security cameras power supply requirements. There are several different types of power supplies to meet the needs of the camera and accessory equipment. Most all digital video cameras run off a low-voltage power supply so there are not as many factors to be concerned about as there is if they used full household AC current.
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If your digital video security and surveillance system has 16 cameras, you will more than likely need to get a 16 camera power supply. Unless your cameras are battery operated or PoE (Powered over Ethernet), they will require that a power line be run from a power distribution box or transformer to the camera.
There are two different types of 16 camera power supply, based on the type of current that is needed by the cameras. It seems as though most cameras these days lean toward the low-voltage Direct Current or DC of 12 volts. However there are still systems that exist that create 24 volts of AC current. You CANNOT connect AC voltage supplies to DC cameras or DC voltage supplies to AC cameras with one exception.
The security camera monitor is probably considered one of the most important components of a digital video security system. Yet, it is not purchased as often as other components like cameras and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and today’s systems can actually run without one. In fact, Security Camera King takes pride in offering a complete digital video security package that includes the cameras, cables, connectors, power supply, and DVR but no monitor. Why is that? Read on to find out why, and to learn some other interesting facts about the security camera monitor.