Benefits of More Storage
Security Camera King wants to explain to our customers the many benefits of more storage in their CCTV System. In order to do that, first we’ll introduce ourselves and explain the role of storage in CCTV.
You might already know that The purpose of a CCTV system is to provide protection against criminal acts and to enable easier identification of suspects in case they are encountered. The camera monitors the area around it and can detect persons, objects, and activities that are not properly under the control of the owner. CCTV systems are often associated with security cameras to enable easier identification and apprehension of the culprits. There are a number of benefits to having video surveillance systems. Particularly remote access and the ability to control the system yourself are among the most prominent.
There are many different types of video surveillance, each with their own benefits and disadvantages. Below are some of the most common types: Fixed cameras – These are the least expensive to install and are the easiest to manage. Security Camera King carries a wide variety of fixed lenses cameras, ranging from HD 1080p up to 4k 8mp. All of which are high quality, high definition video signals. Fixed view cameras are usually installed in places such as stores, banks, and industrial areas. The camera is usually a small, hand-held unit that can be concealed in the hand or pocket. Rooftop cameras – These are often small, light-weight cameras that are handheld or worn on a belt or pocket. They record both above and below ground level and are used to monitor areas where there are no buildings to interfere with the recording. Sea-side cameras – These are often mounted on boats and are used to monitor areas where there is no buildings to interfere with the recording. Surveillance systems provide a higher level of security compared to other forms of video surveillance. However, they require a great deal of expertise and are typically expensive to install and maintain.
It’s also important to note that all of Security Camera king’s CCTV cameras save for a rare few, can be used as Outdoor cameras a. This means they feature an ip66 or ip67 outdoor and weather resistance rating.
Every CCTV system needs a way to store data locally, and that’s what we mean when we refer to storage. This is usually a a hard drive, but more often then not is a series of hard drives. So what are the benefits of more storage when it comes to CCTV? Lets learn a bit more about CCTV and that will start to make sense!
CCTV systems have their limitations, such as how many cameras can be used, what type of cameras, and how many hard drives can be installed Smaller residential CCTV systems often are limited from 4- 8 cameras, with 16 on the high end. Commercial CCTV systems start at 16 cameras, but go up to 32, or even 64 camera systems in some cases! While a CCTV they can capture data from camera they cant store it without a working hard drive or drives.
When choosing a CCTV system from security camera king, consider the following: – Our systems are user friendly and easy to use. If the camera is beyond use or hard to interact with, it is not worthwhile. – The system should be efficient in terms of electricity and installation costs. – Our systems are upgradeable and flexible. – What about integration? While our system doesn’t directly interact with existing API, you can access it remotely using our phone and PC software. Our systems record mainstream footage to the hard disk and use a sub stream to save bandwidth on remote and multicamera viewing. Additionally out systems are affordable on any budget.
Depending on which system you end up choosing, you might reap the benefits of more storage! However as mentioned before, this does depend on your system and its needs. Smaller systems, like the 8 cameras residential systems, will have limited space for hard drives. Generally these support 1 or 2 disks. This means the larger the disks you install, the better as you’ll need to take advantage of the limited hard disk slots to maximize space.
That’s what this is all about, maximizing space. See hard drives come on size ratings for the amount of data they hold. since CCTV systems convert video data into digital storage, the more data space you have the longer record of video you can have. The number of cameras and the quality they record at determines how much space is taken up per minute of video footage.
With larger systems, you can install even mroe drives, all at larger sizes. Often this isn’t to increase space alone but allow redundancy configurations such as RAID, which allow backup to take place and have copies of the footage incase hard drives fail.
whatever the reason, be it mroe space or more redundancy or even both, there are clear benefits of more storage for your CCTV system!
The benefits of CCTV have been well-documented, but how well do they stack up against each other when it comes to cost and features? The cons of each system are balanced by the pros of the other systems, so in the end, it’s really down to you to decide which type of video surveillance system is right for your home or business.
CCTV is an extremely important part of any functional security system. CCTV is important too because it helps you keep a visual record of events, and can prevent bad things from happening in the first place! For more info on the amazing tech, and how to achieve total security on-site at your location; Call SCK at 561-288-5258 Today!