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Security Camera Systems for Home and Business

Investing in a video surveillance system is a smart move, however selecting the right equipment is critical to ensure the success of your system. Through a serious of questions, Evertek can determine what factors need to be considered in order to offer you the best system designed specific to your needs at the lowest possible cost.

Whether you are a home owner looking to monitor for potential break-ins or property damage or a business owner needing to monitor for vandalism, theft, or employee production, we have a solution for you. After the initial inquiry, our certified security technician will come to your location for a “walk-through” with you and provide a personalized quote free of charge. The information below is a great tool provided to us by Honeywell that explains the function & capabilities of camera types which can enhance your video system.

Camera Technology Guide

Factors to consider when selecting your video surveillance cameras

Introduction
Investing in a video surveillance system is a smart move. You have many assets to protect so you need to make sure your security system does what you want it to do. Don’t run the risk of something happening and then discover the video has not been captured properly.

Selecting the right cameras for your video surveillance system is critical to the success of your system. First, you need to determine what you want the camera to capture for you. Here are some things to consider:

Do you want to see a scene and know if something is happening?

Do you want to see a scene and know if something is happening?

Do you want to see an event and determine exactly what is happening?

Do you want to see an event and determine exactly what is happening?

Do you want to see the individual and determine exactly who is involved?

Do you want to see the individual and determine exactly who is involved?

Your answers to these questions will begin to affect the type of cameras you need. Once you can answer these questions, use the rest of this guide to understand other factors when selecting the right camera.

You are most interested in your security system after an event occurs. Be confident knowing your security needs are met and you are getting the most out of your security investment by having the correct cameras in place.


Camera Type

You will need to determine what type of camera you want.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Will your cameras be used indoors or out?
  • Should it be a visual deterrent or discreet?
  • Is there a particular look you prefer?

There are numerous camera types to consider for indoors and out— from PTZs, box cameras, mini domes and bullets.

PTZ - Pan/tilt/zoom cameras are very versatile. PTZ cameras can pan (move left and right), tilt (move up and down), and zoom in or out. Additionally, PTZ cameras can rotate 360 degrees to view an object directly below them. Indoor and outdoor options are available.

PTZ - Pan/tilt/zoom cameras are very versatile. PTZ cameras can pan (move left and right), tilt (move up and down), and zoom in or out. Additionally, PTZ cameras can rotate 360 degrees to view an object directly below them. Indoor and outdoor options are available.

Box - Box cameras are comprised of the camera body, lens and power supply. For indoor use, a mount bracket is required for installation. For outdoor use, a housing is required.

Box - Box cameras are comprised of the camera body, lens and power supply. For indoor use, a mount bracket is required for installation. For outdoor use, a housing is required.

Mini Dome - Dome cameras are half spherical-shaped cameras. These cameras are usually used when discreet applications are needed. They can be vandal resistant, and indoor and outdoor options are available.

Mini Dome - Dome cameras are half spherical-shaped cameras. These cameras are usually used when discreet applications are needed. They can be vandal resistant, and indoor and outdoor options are available.

Bullet - Bullet cameras are stylish with a bullet-like shape. Some come with infrared lighting, and they can be used indoors or out.

Bullet - Bullet cameras are stylish with a bullet-like shape. Some come with infrared lighting, and they can be used indoors or out.


Field of View

The field of view is a measure of how large an area the camera is capable of viewing. The focal length of the lens affects the field of view. A shorter focal length lens captures more of the scene and therefore displays a larger field of view. Conversely, a longer lens magnifies the scene more, thereby decreasing the field of view.

How large of an area do you want to view with the camera? Below are examples of how lens choices affect the field of view. Use these examples to help you decide what field of view your application requires.


Resolution

Another important consideration in video cameras is resolution. Resolution is the measure of noticeable detail that you see in an image. The higher the resolution, the better the definition, clarity and quality of the picture. Lower-resolution cameras produce images with less detail.

A high resolution camera could capture the detail of a person’s face or a license plate number from a wide area. The wider the area you want to view, the more resolution you will need in order to see all the detail. If you want to monitor a smaller area and do not need to see a detailed view, a camera with lesser resolution might do. Keep in mind that higher resolution images also mean larger files sizes, which will take up more storage space on your DVR.

How much image clarity and detail do you require?

Below, you can compare the various resolutions and the level of detail when zoomed in on the license plate.


Technology for Lighting Issues

Because light is vital for producing a quality image, it is essential to understand your lighting conditions prior to selecting a camera. How much light is available? The amount of light available will determine the amount of light required by your camera in order for it to produce usable video.

There are a variety of technologies available that will ensure you capture usable video regardless of the lighting conditions:

  • Day/Night
  • IR Illumination
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Digital Slow Shutter

Security Camera Systems with HD Video Surveillance Solutions

For years now the entertainment industry has heralded high-definition as the best example of state of the art technology. Today custom surveillance systems can go head to head with HDTVs. With our affordable HD security systems you have a powerful tool to view your world with striking clarity that leaves nothing to the imagination!

 

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Remote Viewing via PC, Tablets & Smartphones

Advanced security solution features can utilize cutting edge technology for motion monitoring, real time recording capability and high definition video. No matter where you are, your security system provides you peace of mind for the things that matter most. Gone are the days of networking complications. Remote viewing is easy, reliable, and your camera’s unique signature ID cannot be accessed without your username and password. All you need is internet connectivity.

Call our Security Specialists for more info or pricing today!
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