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Video surveillance cameras

  1. 1. Video surveillance cameras are becoming more popular and, most importantly, moreaccessible to the average person. Huge store chains or gated communities aren’t the onlyplaces than can afford the benefits of surveillance cameras anymore. They are available foryour home and office needs, no matter how simple or how elaborate a setup you require.Your home, your office, your store, your family -- these are just four reasons why you wouldwant to purchase a video security camera. If you put your time, energy, and resources intothese, why not take the extra step and insure what matters most to you? Video camerasdesigned specifically for surveillance give an extra measure of safety and security.Types of cameras available for video surveillance:You have a broad range of video surveillance cameras available to you. Understanding thedifferent kinds will make it easier to determine which one suit you best.• Fake security cameras – These are not actual cameras. They are a very inexpensivealternative to purchasing an actual system. While these cameras can act as a deterrent,should something happen, you will not have a record of it.• Covert surveillance cameras – These cameras look like regular items. A wall clock ina small store, a teddy bear in a baby’s room, a potted plant by the front door—each one ofthese could very easily be a surveillance camera. You can record without anyone knowing it.• Wireless security cameras – These offer more flexibility in set up. They are easy toinstall, can be moved easily, are often small, have no tell-tale wires, and are very discreet.• Wired surveillance cameras – These cameras are appropriate for permanent setup. Ifyou have one location that you would like to constantly monitor and will not need it to bechanged, a wired camera is an option. Some may have to be professionally installed.• Night vision security cameras – These are ideal for any low-light areas, not just forthe night time. The camera records in black and white in order to capture images best.• Home surveillance cameras – When you buy a setup for home, you get a helpfulsystem that often includes such bonuses as timers for your lamps and motion sensors to gowith the wireless camera.Fortify your home or office today:Surveillance cameras are extremely helpful in protecting your home or office environment.You can check up on your nanny or employers, make sure nothing suspect happens at yourhome while you’re away, monitor the children from another part of the house, and makesure nothing strange is going on in the office parking lot when you leave after dark.Don’t wait to protect your home or office -- act now. Browse through your surveillancecamera options today.Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specificplace, on a limited set of monitors.
  2. 2. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it mayemploy point to point (P2P), point to multipoint, or mesh wireless links. Though almost allvideo cameras fit this definition, the term is most often applied to those used forsurveillance in areas that may need monitoring such as banks, casinos, airports, militaryinstallations, and convenience stores. Video telephony is seldom called "CCTV" but the useof video in distance education, where it is an important tool, is often so called.In industrial plants, CCTV equipment may be used to observe parts of a process from acentral control room, for example when the environment is not suitable for humans. CCTVsystems may operate continuously or only as required to monitor a particular event. A moreadvanced form of CCTV, utilizing Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), provides recording forpossibly many years, with a variety of quality and performance options and extra features(such as motion-detection and email alerts). More recently, decentralized IP-based CCTVcameras, some equipped with megapixel sensors, support recording directly to network-attached storage devices, or internal flash for completely stand-alone operation.Surveillance of the public using CCTV is particularly common in the United Kingdom, wherethere are reportedly more cameras per person than in any other country in the world. Thereand elsewhere, its increasing use has triggered a debate about security versus privacy.