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CCTV Alarm System

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

A Closed Circuit TeleVision or CCTV alarm system for the home provides the user with the best of both worlds.  Video monitoring and recording for documentation purposes and alarm notification that something is wrong.

There are basically three ways of achieving success with a CCTV alarm system.  First most upper end Digital Video Recorders or DVRs have connections for contact points on alarm system.  They also have output connections for lights or sirens, etc.

Another way of using a CCTV alarm system is to set your camera system up so that it alerts you under designated conditions.  All of our DVRs have the ability to send the user an e-mail as an alert notifications provided the DVR has access to broadband Internet service.

The third way to use your system as a CCTV alarm system is to hire professional, 24/7 monitoring security guards such as Digital Security Guard.  The on duty guard can notify you, the police, the fire department, etc. if something appears to jeopardize the security and safety of you or your home.

Let’s take a closer look at each of the three methods to understand how they work.

First, using the DVR as the command center for an alarm system helps reduce the expense and confusion that could be created by owning a completed digital video camera system and an electric alarm.  To keep things straight, Security Camera King has connections for inputting contact points and outputting alarm out notifications to objects such as lights, sounds, etc.  This can eliminate the alarm base module and provide a way to place all of your security wires in one spot.

Secondly, all of Security Camera Kings DVRs have the ability to send the user an e-mail when a certain video condition occurs.  This is basically like a silent alarm.  This is a particularly useful feature for monitoring cars and people in “No Trespassing” areas.

Finally, one of the best ways to make your digital video system a CCTV alarm system is to hire a remote security guard to watch from one to all your cameras 24/7.  Our sister company, does just that.  From our secure facility, we can monitor an unlimited number of your surveillance cameras simultaneously and ensure the security and safety of your home.We use nationally licensed and highly trained guards to monitor your digital video system and contact you, the authorities or anyone you designate, should they see an event occurring.

Security Camera King features several complete CCTV alarm system packages.  These packages are categorized by the number of channels the system can handle.  In addition to the number of cameras, these systems can also be categorized by DVR type.  There are 4 such DVRs available in our complete system packages.  They are the Elite Mini Economy, the Elite Mini HD, the Elite Series, and the Ultimate Series.

Besides number of channels and DVR type, security Camera King also offers these feature systems with two basic cabling options.  The first includes plug N play cables and the second is a bulk cable option.

The plug n play cable option includes a 100 foot long RG59/Power Cable complete with BNC connectors and power plugs terminating each end of the cable.   Basically, with these systems all that is needed is to mount the cameras run the cable and plug each of the cable ends into the camera and DVR and you have an up and running CCTV alarm system.

The bulk cable option includes a power distribution box(es) 500 feet or more of Siamese rg59/18-2 and all the BNC and Power plugs necessary to connect the cameras to the DVR and power supply.  The BNC connectors are twist-on connectors so no additional equipment is needed for these systems.  The bulk cable option is especially useful for cable runs over 100 feet in length or very short cable runs as well.

If you have any questions regarding the purchase, use, or installation of a Security Camera King CCTV alarm system package, contact one of our security experts today via on-line “Live Chat” or by telephone at 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6 PM EST.


CCTV Systems

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The phrase CCTV systems can cover a broad range of different video camera systems.  Generally speaking, when we think of a CCTV system, we are usually referring to a video monitoring, surveillance, and/or security system.  CCTV is an acronym for Closed Circuit TeleVision however, more often then not in today’s age of technology, these systems are often called digital video security and surveillance systems.

CCTV systems got their name because of the way the systems were initially developed.  Closed Circuit Television basically referred to a system by which a video camera transmitted the video images it created through a cable directly to a monitor or Digital Video Recorder or DVR.  This differed from the studio broadcast television that sent their video images through an antenna out to the general public.  Anyone with a television or other type of receiver could view the broadcast audio and/or video image.

Today, CCTV systems are based on the same idea; however, the transmissions are no longer confined to being sent over a dedicated video transmission cable. A CCTV system today may send its video and audio wirelessly on a specific frequency to a specific receiver or they can even utilize the Internet to send their signals just about anywhere in the world (again, to a specific “receiver” or group of individuals).

CCTV systems today share some of the older terminology relating back to the original analog video systems.  For example, older analog CCTV monitors were actually electronic tubes, Cathode Ray Tubes or CRTs to be exact.   These tubes shoot electron beams in horizontal lines on the glass screens to produce a video image.   Thus, the clarity or resolution of these cameras was usually designated by the number of Television Lines or TVLs that it created.  Lower resolution cameras produced around 300 TVL and maximum high definition cameras produce up to 650 TVL.

The cameras and monitors today are digital, and therefore produce their images using pixels, tiny dots of color analogous to the dots seen in newsprint up close.  However, they often still use the TVL designation to define the resolution of the cameras.  One reason for this is that although CRT monitors are seldom marketed anymore, consumers may still have plenty of CRT type monitors they can use for their system.

Today, a complete CCTV system usually consists of one or more digital video cameras, a Digital Video Recorder or DVR, and one or more optional monitors.  Security Camera King offers several complete CCTV system packages to meet just about every security, surveillance, and monitoring need.   Our featured package systems are based on our three signature DVRS, the Elite-Mini, the Elite Series, and the Ultimate Series.

These package systems are further available based on the system being a 4, 8, 16, or 32 channel (camera) system.  Note:  The 32 channel system is only available with the Elite Series DVR.  Finally, we break each one of these packages down based on cable and power supplies.  We offer each system with either “plug ‘n play” pre-cut and connector fitted cables and space saving power supplies or with bulk cable, connectors, and a power distribution supply box.

Our Elite-mini and Elite Series systems come with the appropriate number of 420TVL Vandal Proof Indoor/Outdoor Dome Day/Night Infrared Vision cameras.  The cameras have an approximate infrared range in total darkness of about 50 to 60 feet.  The cameras have an outdoor rating of IP66 and so are very suitable for outdoor or indoor use (our part number for the camera is Product# OD-LX420IR50 for additional details and specifications).

Our Ultimate Series systems come with the appropriate number of 520 TVL Vandal Proof Indoor/Outdoor Dome Day/Night Infrared Vision cameras.  This cameras are true high definition cameras with a resolution of 100 TVL more than those above.  These cameras also have an approximate infrared range in total darkness of about 50 to 60 feet.  They are also suitable for outdoor or indoor use (our part number for the camera is Product# OD-LX520IR50 f0r additional details and specifications).

Security Camera King has put together this system packages to offer you the highest quality yet simplest to install CCTV systems on the market today.  By offering you these as complete system packages, we can make them available at competitive prices that are hard to beat anywhere else for equipment with the same features.  In addition, we allow you to make upgrades if necessary, so that you may “tailor fit” your system to your specific needs.


Remote Video Monitoring

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

A new emerging service has been coming up lately. I believe it will become more prevalent in a shot period of time. That service is Remote Video Monitoring. While installing security cameras and alarm systems are great deterrents, they usually cannot stop criminals. Alarm systems can notify a central station of an event occurring, and security cameras have the ability to record and catalog that event. Having a recording of a break in is a good thing to have. In some and maybe even maybe cases, the video recordings will help you to identify the intruder. Now, you can take the security cameras to the next level. Have them monitored live. When an event occurs, the video monitoring company can interact in real time with the intruders, they can contact the authorities and they can provide intel to the authorities when they arrive on the scene. No you have gone from reacting to crime after the fact to preventing crime before it even occurs.

Think about the benefits of having your security cameras monitored remotely versus having a security guard on location. The first benefit is cost savings. You will save money because a single guard can monitor several locations via remote connection to security cameras rather than be in a single location at one time. The next benefit is that a remote security guard can be more effective than a security guard on location. Imagine the first thing that a would be intruder would do when breaking into or robbing a business that is protected by an armed security guard. They will first take out the guard. They will incapacitate him and disarm him. they cannot do that to a remote video security guard. also, a security guard on site cannot cover an entire property at once. they will usually have to go on patrol, moving from location to location, leaving the previous location unguarded. A virtual security guard can have eyes everywhere at once, making him more effective.

Remote video monitoring is still fairly new, but you will find them popping up more and more.