Friday, May 17, 2013

What are the Parts of a Surveillance CCTV Security System?

What are the Parts of a Surveillance CCTV Security System?

If this is your first time using a surveillance CCTV security system then you need to learn the individual components of this system. You need a complete security system to be able to provide utmost security in your home or in your office. Here are the components of a surveillance CCTV security system:

Camera – cameras may either be wired or wireless models; these may also be available depending on the camera sensor (CMOS or CCD sensors). The camera is the eye of your security system; you need to choose a camera that will meet your business or property’s needs. For example, you must choose a camera that has better or farther night vision capabilities if you are looking for a camera that will work outdoors. An indoor camera will have to be more versatile since it needs to cover more area inside a room.

Recorder or receiver – from the camera, video signals will be transmitted via wires or wireless signals to a video recorder or a receiver. This is where video data is collected and stored for future use. You should choose a receiver that has large data storage capabilities and the ability to connect to more camera systems. Generally speaking, a system that is able to save more data is more expensive. You can otherwise connect the receiver to a computer so that you may save video recordings in a larger computer hard drive.

Video monitor – most high quality systems used for monitoring large homes and business establishments have video monitors. Monitors could be as simple as a black and white CRT television to as sophisticated as a large screen high definition TV. Most new video receivers can connect to a computer so you can use your computer monitor as a video surveillance monitor. Some high end systems on the other hand are connected to the internet via IP address link so you can view recordings through an online site; this is ideal for remote monitoring of your property through your smartphone, android phone, tablet, laptop or other handy device that can connect to the internet.

Cables and connectors – your surveillance monitoring system will never be complete without cables and connectors. A wired system needs a specific gauge of RG cable wire from the video camera to the receiver as well as from the receiver to a video monitors. Connectors are also available to chain more camera units together. You may be surprised with so many types of cables and cable connectors available; each one has its own advantages depending on the needs of the user.

Internet connection – for camera systems that are capable of transmitting video data through the web, a stable internet connection is necessary. You may use your home or business internet provider or connect via modem to view your recordings online.

Your complete system also comes with mounting brackets, screws, camera housings especially when you have an outdoor/indoor camera, remote controls, camera unit chargers in some wireless units and installation discs. 

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