Friday, May 31, 2013

Bad guys and Surveillance CCTV Security Cameras

Bad guys and Cameras

CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras are one of the staple security systems invented to protect your business. It is effective in capturing images of evil doers who are out in society causing harm to any innocent person. To be able to know how to utilize this ingenious invention, here are some things that you should think about.

First and foremost, you should know what kind of CCTV camera you are going to use. There are plenty of types of cameras available on the internet and each one has different capabilities that will suit different needs. For example, there are high resolution cameras that relay images to a central computer and there are medium resolution cameras that are used to capture images on tape. Each type differs in its cost and usage. The first camera is usually used in large establishments like casinos and corporations that can afford its high cost of buying and maintenance. The other type which is the medium resolution is usually used in small scale businesses because they require minimal financial investment compared to the high resolution ones. They do not, however, diminish the power to detect and identify the culprits who are out to do harm to you.

Another thing that should be thought out when you get these cameras is that you should know where specifically they should be placed to optimize their potential. Placement in a bad corner could spell disaster when an unfortunate event happens in your location. For example, if you get robbed and you placed your camera in a spot where your counter is not fully captured, the culprit could easily cover their face and slip away. If the placement, however, is located so that the face of the perpetrator is easily captured and covers the whole store, the police can easily identify who it is and make the arrest without any doubts.

Safekeeping of the data being gathered from the camera is essential. This is because the data will be used to identify and convict criminals when they commit their crime. One type of data storage that CCTV cameras use is videotaping. This is where the images taken from the camera are stored in a videotape for a specific timeframe. But the problem with this is that there is a limited memory bank on a video tape so that is why some have turned to digital storage. This is better because digital memory can be expanded to your personal needs and the needs of your business. It also allows you to make copies of the video easily whereas making copies of videotapes takes a bit of time to do.

These are but only a few of the things that you should keep in mind to be able to maximize the potential of the CCTV camera. There are plenty of things that you should think about like picture quality, frames per second captured and more. If you are going to use this for the first time, better consult with a professional first so that you will have an idea on how to do it. It will definitely save yourself and your business in the future should bad things happen.

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