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CCTV Installations by TechPro


Joe Shopsin


November 29, 2021


Fort Lauderdale Security Cameras

CCTV Installations by TechPro

Techpro Security Products is the number one provider of professional quality CCTV Installations in the Sunshine State. No matter what kind of property it is you manage, CCTV is a necessary part of maintaining security on site. It is important to have a firm grasp of What CCTV is, and why is it so important to consider an installer instead of attempting to install or manage this equipment on your own.

What is CCTV?
CCTV is short for Closed Circuit Television- which is any system of cameras that are used to display and/or record video and audio data within a private and secure location. CCTV systems are installed for the purpose of safety and security. You are able to choose between a Coax, IP, or hybrid camera types, and there are pros and cons to both. COAX cameras connect directly to their recorders using an analog cable and require a DC power source as well. COAX style cameras always connect directly to a recorder- called a Digital Video Recorder (or DVR).

You could also choose IP, or, Network cameras that connected to a Power-Over-Ethernet (or POE) Source via Cat5e or Cat6 ethernet/networking cable. Network cameras can connect either to a POE network switch, and then be added to a hybrid DVR- or a network video recorder (NVR). Some NVRs feature an internal, on-board POE setup. In these cases, many types of IP cameras can be connected directly to the POE-NVR.

Why look into professional CCTV installations?
With that out of the way, you’re now armed with the knowledge of what exactly a CCTV system is. However, it’s important to know why should you hire a CTTV Contractor like techpro- rather than trying to Do it yourself.

Firstly, the main reason you should not attempt this kind of installation on your own is your own safety. This is particularly true if you possess little to no experience with electrical equipment. You can seriously injur yourself or somebody else attempting to install something like a distribution box, and then provide power to several cameras. There is almost always some kind of cabling to run, and this means modifications to exist land or construction. If you are inexperienced in taking measurements, cutting and compressing cable, and working with construction tools you can seriously damage your own property in a way that will result in costly repairs. Lastly, there are networking components to much of the hardware involved, especially when it comes to IP cameras or remote viewing over the web. Without the networking and computer knowledge needed to set these things up properly, you can easily botch an install and make the situation far more complex. For the safety of you, others, and your property- make sure to get a professional installer.

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