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Buying Security Cameras for your business or home needs proper planning. There are Security Cameras for every requirement. For instance, if you are in the market to secure your home an entry level system will do the job. However if you are in the market to install cameras in your business because off stock losses or staff monitoring a more advance approach is necessary.
Security Cameras are divided in two categories: Analogue and IP.
Analogue cameras resolution starts from 380 TVL ( Low resolution) up to 700 TVL ( High resolution). Analogue cameras can be connected to a DVR ( Digital video recorder) using RG59 Co-axial cable. A analogue camera can also be installed on a Television monitor AV channel using the RCA video input. This is ideal if you need to monitor if a visitor is at the front door of your house or reception area.
A DVR can also be connected at a later stadium if recording is required.This automatically converts the analogue signal from the camera and is then stored as a digital video signal on the DVR.
Analogue cameras are powered by a 12VDC regulated power supply.
IP cameras resolution start from VGA resolution equivalent to a 600 TVL analogue camera up to 5Megapixel camera equivalent to sixteen 600 TVL analogue cameras.
IP cameras can be integrated with strong and stable existing network. Most IP camera brands includes free basic CMS (Control management software). The software allows you to record to your PC “high spec PC recommended”. Some IP camera models can handle a Mini SD card which allows you to record directly to the camera. Larger installations a NVR (Network video recorder) is recommended.
IP cameras can be powered by a 12VDC regulated power supply using 0.5 Ripcord or some models can be powered over network cable with PoE (Power over Ethernet).
Security cameras are definitely a asset for any home or business.