CCTV Camera in Jacksonville, Parkland, West Palm Beach & Surrounding Areas
5 things to check when getting a CCTV camera
When getting a CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) camera for your security needs, there are several important factors to consider to ensure you choose the right camera for your specific requirements. Kentronix Security Systems provides CCTV camera in Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, Coocnut Creek, Parkland, Weston, West Palm Beach and surrounding regions.
Here are five things to check:
- Resolution: The resolution of the CCTV camera determines the quality of the video footage it captures. Higher resolution cameras provide clearer and more detailed images. Common resolutions include 720p, 1080p (Full HD), and 4K. Choose a resolution that matches your monitoring needs and budget.
- Camera Type: There are different types of CCTV cameras designed for specific purposes. Some common types include:
- Dome Cameras: Discreet and suitable for indoor use, with a 360-degree viewing angle.
- Bullet Cameras: Good for outdoor use, with a more visible and deterrent appearance.
- PTZ Cameras (Pan-Tilt-Zoom): These can be remotely controlled to pan, tilt, and zoom, providing flexibility in monitoring.
- Wireless Cameras: These are easier to install as they don’t require extensive cabling but may have limitations in terms of signal range and reliability.
3.Night Vision: If you need surveillance around the clock, ensure the CCTV camera has infrared (IR) or low-light capabilities for clear video recording in darkness. Check the camera’s night vision range and quality.
4.Field of View (FOV): The FOV determines the area the camera can cover. Consider the size and layout of the area you want to monitor and choose a camera with an appropriate FOV. You may need multiple cameras to cover larger areas effectively.
5.Storage and Recording: Determine how and where the camera will store recorded footage. Options include:
DVR (Digital Video Recorder): Traditional method with a physical device for storing footage.
NVR (Network Video Recorder): More modern, allows for remote access and storage on networked devices.
Cloud Storage: Some cameras offer cloud-based storage for easy access to footage from anywhere. Additionally, consider factors like storage capacity, the ability to schedule recording, and the retention period for recorded footage.
Before purchasing a CCTV camera, assess your specific security needs and conduct a site survey to determine the best camera placement. It’s also advisable to consult with a professional security installer to ensure you select the most suitable camera and setup for your requirements. Please call us without hesitation.