The quality of CCTV images has dramatically change over the recent years, no longer do we have to suffer poor quality images from old type analogue cameras.
New technology has now made it possible to have secure and reliable high definition and even ultra high 4k definition CCTV cameras. The two main technologies are;
1. HD-TVI (High Definition Transport Video Interface) Now available to a resolution of 5 mega pixels, but provides a fantastic 4K picture quality that we are used to on our new 4K televisions. The advantage of HD-TVI is that it will transmit the video data down coax cable. As long as the cable is pure copper it will transmit over distances of up to 300m, far further than the previous HD-SDI and SDI cameras. The other main advantage of HD-TVI is that the cost is similar to that of the older analogue equipment, that together with the possibility of utilising the existing cable network of high quality RG59 (used on an old analogue system) can make it a very economical project in upgrading an existing old analogue system.
Until recently there were limited cameras available for this technology, but now there are so many new models being released. The HD-TVI DVR that we use at Camplex is made by Hikvision, these DVR's are hybrid models, this means that not only will they run HD-TVI, but will also accept old analogue cameras and even IP cameras.
2. IP Network cameras, these cameras are now so much more advanced than they were ten years ago, they are available in much higher resolutions and offer the facility to be used in conjunction with analytic software to provide functions such as ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition), Object Monitoring, People Counting, Face Detection, Object Missing, Object Left Unattended as well as Motion Detection. IP cameras always used to be a very expensive option, but now licensing is a thing of the past and popularity has increased the cost has rapidly decreased
PTZ camera with long range Infra Red, IP Network wireless link and Redwall motion detectors.
All CCTV systems that are installed by Camplex can be configured so that you can view your cameras on your mobile phone, tablet or PC anywhere in the world, whether you are out for the evening or on holiday abroad, this facility has huge advantages, not only can you check on the security of your property, with video analytic software now included in the IP package of certain systems it could even be configured to monitor items of equipment such as your car and send you a message if your car leaves the driveway or garage and again notify you when it returns, ideal when you have booked it in for a service while you are away.
Thermal imaging cameras are very expensive but in certain situations such as perimeter defense and fire-prevention purposes in critical infrastructures such as: airport, railway, prison, power stations and so on. The pre-alarm system helps you discover unexpected events immediately and protects you from property loss. They are available in many different formats, the above picture shows a Hikvision static bullet type, however PTZ versions can detect and track, zoom in and out and cover the area of many static cameras.
Security lighting is a massive deterrent in any situation, quite often thieves will choose a night with a full moon as there is just enough light to see where they are going but not quite enough to attract attention to themselves. With some extra flood lights that light up when they approach or even permanently on is a massive deterrent. With low energy consuming LED lights they are now much more economical to run.