Importance of CCTV by TechPro
The importance of CCTV installed properly at your home or business as it pertains to your overalls security cannot be stressed enough. TechPro Security products understand the importance of CCTV and security technology as a whole, we can provide you with the best-in-class installation and service. Read on to learn more about why CCTV is such a neccesity.
What is CCTV?
CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television. CCTV is a series of security cameras that are connected to a central recording station. This Station, usually a DVR or NVR, is then able to display and record video and audio data within a private and secure location. This data is gathered fromt the cameras connected to the CCTV system,
These types of systems are installed for the purpose of safety and security. You are able to choose between 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 are 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?
Know that we know what CCTV is, why should you look to professionals to have it installed?
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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This post was written by Joe Shopsin