security camera installation

Best Practices for CCTV Camera

If you are looking to install CCTV at your business or home, it is very important that you should know what type of camera, DVR/NVR and other related equipment would you need. You can know all this from your Security Camera installers such as Cablify. We are in the CCTV installation business for over 5 years and can are fully abreast of the latest technologies in the world of Security camera installation. Here are some tips incase are looking to get this done.

Type of Camera: Choosing the right type of Camera is the first and most important step. Here is a list of different type of Cameras:

  • Dome type Camera
  • Bullet CCTV Camera
  • Day/Night CCTV Camera
  • PTZ Camera
  • Wireless Indoor Camera
  • Infrared Camera
  • High definition cameras

For all the above, you need to know the typical day-to-day environment where the camera will be located. Would you need a fixed camera or motion based camera, would you need night coverage etc. These conditions would need a specific resolution that may impact the required performance. By knowing the focal length of the lens and the distance between the point of interest and the camera, you can calculate the pixels per foot to maximize the resolution. This would help you choose the resolution required:

  • Standard Definition
  • Megapixel
  • High Definition
  • Ultra High Definition

Camera Storage: Storage is another important aspect when planning CCTV Installation. If you have multiple cameras and recording High def videos, you need to make sure your storage device has enough data storage room to accommodate several days of recording. If need, you should consider deploying a NAS to accommodate big data. When saving evidence for use in investigations and court, always export the NATIVE file from the drive, it is always better resolution. In addition capture CD, DVD, or .AVI file.


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