What is CCTV?
CCTV, or Closed Circuit Television, is a technologically advanced way to monitor your home, business, or other kinds of property. CCTV is not broadcasted publically. Rather, it can only be viewed by whoever has access to the network. The footage can be sent to computers or TVs through a cabled network or to your cell phone or computer wirelessly, depending on the kind of system that is installed on your property. CCTV can even be motion sensitive. For example, if you want to monitor your home while on vacation, you can choose to receive alerts every time someone moves within the point of view of the camera, so you’ll know every time someone leaves a package at your doorstep or rings the doorbell. For businesses, this can come in handy for periods of time when you’re closed, such as long weekends or holiday breaks, so you can avoid break-ins and vandalism.
CCTV technology has advanced over the years as well, which is why it plays such a significant role in security. Nowadays, CCTV footage is in color and high-definition, and most cameras allow you to zoom in and get a better look at who or what is in your front yard or outside your business. They provide real-time, excellent footage and security that can help you keep your property safe.
Features of CCTV Cameras
For CCTV, there are a few things you want to make sure your system has. For one, CCTV cameras often are outside, so you want to be sure they’re weatherproof. The southwest experiences some crazy weather from time to time and the last thing you want is to have to replace your camera every time a storm rolls through. Another thing is infrared technology. What’s the point of having cameras when they’re useless at night? Infrared technology gives cameras the ability to capture footage even in the darkest hours of the night.
For a more secure system, your best option is one that allows remote monitoring, so no matter where you are, you can keep your property secure. At RGC Technologies, Inc., we install only the best of the best in CCTV technology, so you can rest assured you’ll receive all of the necessary features.
Which One is Best For You?
The type of CCTV camera and system you should get depends on your needs. If you’re looking to cover a large area or simply monitor your doorway, you’ll most likely want two different kinds of systems. A few good questions to answer before having CCTV cameras installed is whether or not the cameras will be outside, how many you need, the quality of the footage you desire, the lighting in that area, and whether or not you want sound as well. Answering these questions will help you narrow down the best one for you.
The installation process for CCTV security systems is pretty simple, but should still only be handled by a professional. The first step in the process is deciding where the cameras will be. Once we have this down, we’ll wire the system and mount the cameras, making sure everything is connected. From there, we’ll power up the system to make sure everything is working properly.
CCTV Cameras from RGC Technologies, Inc.
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