Part 2 will cover Monitors, VMS, Cabling, Power Supplies & Routers, Video Cameras, and Wired vs. Wireless.


4) Monitors


Monitors provide perhaps the most crucial function of security cameras: the ability to clearly view their captured images and recorded footage. The choice of monitor is based primarily on the cameras and recording software of your CCTV system.


Systems with 1080p or 4k cameras will need an HD monitor to provide the sharp detail their high resolutions can provide. Tighter budgets or systems with older cameras can opt for lower definition screens to economize.


5) VMS


Another key consideration is the choice of VMS (video management software) for controlling your CCTV’s NVR or DVR recording system. Security solutions that are enterprise-grade will be more expensive, but their features will allow you to find, extract, and isolate precise moments from video footage. Ensure the software you are considering is compatible and its features are user-friendly.


6) Cabling, Power Supplies & Routers


Analog camera systems will need coaxial cables and power cables for the DVR connection. In contrast, an IP camera system will be able to connect to the central NVR recorder by utilizing Power over Ethernet (PoE) from a single cable. In addition, a wireless CCTV system will need a router, but wired versions will not.


7) Video Cameras


The most important decision will be choosing the type of camera and recording technology to use as that will determine the supporting technology of your CCTV system. Organizations should choose IP cameras and NVR recording if they are affordable. An older pre-existing system should opt for analog cameras or perhaps upgrade to a hybrid system.


8) Wired vs. Wireless


The choice of wired vs wireless CCTV cameras will be determined by your company’s needs. Utilizing PoE, a wired connection is ideal for large facilities because it will allow several devices to run throughout the property without overburdening the network.


On the other hand, wireless systems are more suitable for temporary situations or smaller areas that do not need multiple cameras for extended coverage. Installation is more convenient because drilling holes and heavy wiring will not be required.


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