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5 Essential Components of CCTV Camera Systems

5 Essential Components of CCTV Camera Systems

Would you ever want to be worried about the home safety while you are having a great time during your trip? The answer is an obvious ‘no’. However, not getting anxious about the home security while away is nearly impossible. To minimize or ease your tension regarding the security of your home, consider installing a home surveillance system such as CCTV.

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CCTV cameras are surveillance cameras that help keep track of what is happening on your premises. They act as a deterrent for criminals or anyone attempting to carry out illegal activities. Additionally, CCTV cameras allow remote monitoring on a computer, tablet, or mobile phone via a secure connection over the internet. Therefore, you can login remotely and keep track of the activities inside your home from anywhere in the world. Even if an unfortunate theft incident takes place, suspects can easily be identified and CCTV footage is compelling evidence in court.

So, to minimize the chances of any burglary attempt in your house or to avoid any unwarranted entries, consider installing a cctv home camera.

Here are 5 essential components of CCTV camera systems and what to look for when purchasing.

1. Camera

CCTV Camera Systems generally come in two options namely Internet Protocol (IP) or Analog. Usually, IP is the preferred choice due to its compatibility with most devices. There are various different types of cameras that can be installed. For example: dome cameras, bullet cameras, covert cameras. Before choosing a home camera, you must consider how many angles you want to cover, the number of cameras you will need in that specific area and the required resolution.

2. Monitoring Station

To view the recorded images and footage, the monitoring component is the most important function of a security system. You can decide how many monitors you would need depending upon the area to be monitored. Generally, you wouldn’t need more than three to five screens if you aren’t operating in a large-scale facility. If in case your requirements change, you can easily add or remove monitors anytime to match the compatibility of your camera.

3. Cables & Routers

Depending on the type of CCTV camera you choose, you will need supporting accessories like cables, and routers to be integrated into the system for a seamless connection. Some systems require a router, while some do not.

4. Video Recorders

The video recorder is a type of device where video recorded on the camera gets processed for storage & viewing. DVR (Digital Video Recorders) and NVR (Network Video Recorders) are the two types of video recorders. Usually, DVRs are sufficient for the average consumer. But, NVRs are a better fit due to IP camera integration and compatibility.

5. Data Storage

Data storage capability is one of the most important features of the CCTV camera. You must note that your CCTV security system is only as good as the hard disk backing it. So, you need to check that the storage device for a security camera system is capable of recording, storing, and re-playing videos non-stop from the multiple feeds. Most of the regular hard drives used in PCs and Laptops are ill equipped to handle CCTV storage needs. This is the reason why it is essential to choose a robust storage system for safe data storage.

Keep your homes safer and your mind at peace with the right CCTV camera. Before selecting a home security system, you must consider all its essential components and features.

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