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What To Know About Your Home CCTV System

Selecting either a home security camera system, or a camera to be used for a commercial reason, can be frustrating if you don't know what you are looking for in protection. For instance, do you want a real or fake home security camera system, meaning, do you need a system that will actually alert the police, or do you feel that the aesthetic of having a camera visible on the premises is good enough to ward off predators? Are you interested in the way that a monitor is going to look? Do you want something that is obvious or discrete? Regardless of what your needs are, there is something that can come close to what you want. Cameras will come in three basic forms, hopefully learning the basics will help to cut down on some future decisions.

The first kind of home security camera is known as a dome camera. Obviously, this camera comes in the shape of a dome and it fits conveniently on the ceiling of your home or business. You will find the dome cameras often times in casinos where they are used to monitor the tables. You will also find home security at its most fashionable with the dome lens.

There are dome cameras that can be placed outside, however, you must use a special armor type in order to do this kind of mounting. Sony carries two different types of dome security cameras and they are a leader in the industry. You can choose from the Verifocal dome camera, which has the highest resolution (420 lines) and an adjustable lens. You can also purchase Sony's Infrared Armor dome camera, which acts as a hidden camera and is the most durable of all of the dome cameras.

Because the angle at which they are viewing is impossible to detect except if you are very close to it, makes dome cameras the most popular video surveillance cameras. They come in black or white and they all have adjustable lenses. The second type of home security camera is the bullet camera. The lens is long an looks very much like a rifle,which is where the camera name originates. Bullet cameras are easily visible and can be mounted to a wall or a ceiling.

They use a 12V DC voltage, and the power cable should be included when the camera is purchased. The majority of these cameras will produce color images and then switch their resolutions to black and white in circumstances of low light levels. Bullet security camera systems provide much better resolution during the day, however if you have a substitute source of light other than the sun such as a streetlight people can often be monitored from as far way as 70 feet.

The most popular brand of bullet security cameras is the SPECO CVC-6805SX, which is color and has a fixed lens of 4mm. The other home security camera system that is popular in order to secure your business or home is the infrared cameras. These cameras are good if you need to see mainly at night.

A main issue with the infrared camera is that it does not do well for residential security. The infrared camera has lights built around the lens in order to make the image look like it was filmed during the day. The most important difference between night vision cameras and infrared cameras is that night vision camera do not incorporate built in lighting and for this reason these to types of cameras are not to be confused. The most cost efficient infrared security camera is made by Digital Peripheral Solutions and it is the QSVC422 CCD color outdoor camera, which is $137 to $157 depending on where you purchase your system. Often people desire to have a sense of security at home no matter what.

Installing a home security camera because it gives you piece of mind, or setting up a camera at work to keep an eye out when you can't be there could cut down on stress and anxiety. There is nothing wrong with wanting to protect your home, your business, your investments, or the people that you feel a responsibility towards. Setting up a type of monitoring alarm system in order to make yourself feel better when you cannot be around is a hands-on way to run your life.

John Leo has focused his career on the manufacturing and distribution of coaxial cable, alarm, home theater and fire alarm cables. He has over thirty years of experience managing companies in the low voltage products industry. webmaster@worldwide-products.biz http://www.worldwide-products.biz

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