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- Bullet Vs. Dome Cameras
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Network IP Security CamerasAn IP (Internet Protocol) Security Camera is a type of digital security camera that, unlike analog CCTV cameras is capable of sending and receiving data from a computer network and the internet. An IP Camera is essentially a 'webcam' of high quality being applied to surveillance needs. Because an IP camera sends and receives from a network, it is remotely accessible, allowing users to access the camera from other locations, even on their smart phone. Recording video captured by an IP Camera is done with a network video recorder, since DVRs require direct connections.
Some of the virtues of having and IP Security Camera are:
- Higher image resolution.
- Flexibility: IP cameras can be moved around anywhere on an IP network (including wireless).
- Transmission of commands for PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) security cameras via a single network cable.
- Encryption & authentication
- Remote accessibility
- Cost-advantage for larger systems
- IP cameras are able to function on a wireless network
- Certain software allows you to connect using your smart phone
Professional Grade IP Security Cameras:
CCTV Security Cameras take many shapes and forms
The most common form factors for CCTV cameras are dome, bullet, and standard body. Pan-Tilt-Zoom, Low Light, Infrared Low-Light and License Plate technologies can be built into almost any of these form factors.
Security Camera Tips: Apply Logic when picking cameras and lenses
Consider the following when choosing a CCTV surveillance camera:1. Sketch out a Floor Plan:
Put in all camera locations.
Consider the distance to your surveillance zone:Are you 5 feet or 15 feet away from your surveillance target area? It is best to locate your camera as close to the surveillance area first, then choose how much zoom you need. Do you need 4mm, 8mm or 12mm lens or something way more powerful?
2. Field of view or area of surveillance: Take photos of areas you want to cover from the proposed camera locations.
What lens you need depends what you want to see and how far away and how wide a viewing area. Wide angle and fisheye lenses are available. Check out our Field of View Calculator for help.
3. Resolution: Do you want to capture a persons face or a car license plate? Each situation and expectation will determine the location your security camera will have to be mounted in and the quality of camera you will require to get the desired resolution and image quality for your shot.
4 .Vandalism potential:
Will your camera be subject to damage through vandalism or
other environmental factors? Vandal resistant cameras
are available along with a full range of housing to protect your
security camera from any environment.
5. Lighting: Is the space well lit or dimly lit. Are the lighting conditions simply unpredictable due to an outdoor influence? Are the lights turned off at night? Do you want to monitor the area with the lights turned off? Do you need infrared or low light cameras? Are yow aware of the benefits of a Wide Dynamic Security Camera?
6. Budget: Just like any technology, the more you spend, the better the system you get. Keep in mind however a low cost camera is better than no camera.
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