Video systems are great tools to allow you to view your home or business system after notification of Burglar or Fire Detection or any time you just wish to check in. Video systems are great tools for viewing an accident or incident and offer on or off site video recording storage depending on your needs. You may be able to provide thru recorded video, avideo record ofincidents with date and time stamped on the video.
Pan, Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Cameras, often referred to as dome cameras, are cameras that can be moved left to right, up and down and zoom in and out via a computer, DVR, or PTZ joystick. This type of surveillance camera is often found at retail stores and allow the operator to follow a person as they move about or to zoom in on someone's face, a license plate, a cash register etc. Some PTZ cameras have an auto track feature which alows the camera to automaticlly follow motion instead of a user maually moving the camera. Many PTZ cameras have scan freatures where the camera scans the field of view in stead of staying in one spot. Not all PTZ cameras are as large as the picture above. Some are much smaller and some can even be recessed to where all you see is the glass dome.
Bullet cameras come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and ranges. From color or black and white day only, to day/night long range infrared led. Most bullet cameras are compact and are more or less tamper proof and weather proof. Bullet cameras are good for most static applications. If you have something you need to see, we can fin d a bullet camera for your needs.
A box camera is a good way to protect the accrual camera while still getting maximum field of view. You can have a box mounted and try many different types of cameras and lenses to get the right fit for your needs. As with the bullet camera there are many different ranges to choose from. Typically
a box camera can focus farther away than a bullet, but does not have the long range infrared capability. Although short range IR is available.
Digital Video Recorder
Most DVRs are built with 4, 8 or 16 channels for 4, 8 or 16 camera inputs. Larger models are available. Most are networkable, where the user can view the cameras on the local computer network or remotely from anywhere internet is available. DVRs have sensor or motion activated recording. Recording time depends on the size of the hard drive.