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Sunday, August 11, 2013

What are the Components of a Complete Security Surveillance System?

What are the Components of a Complete Security Surveillance System?

Are you planning to purchase a complete security surveillance system for your home or office? Then you should read on for the components of a complete security system that you should not miss when you make your purchase. Note that complete systems offer better safety inside and outside your home and of course better security for the family you love.

Security cameras

Security cameras are an integral part of a complete security surveillance system. Cameras may either be for outdoor or indoor use; these must have zooming capabilities, auto focus features and automatic adjust features as well. Bonus features include night vision, movement triggers for recording, IP connectivity and messaging alert for any intruders. Depending on the size or the area that needs to be monitored, there are camera systems that come in pairs, in fours or even more than eight. These packages will significantly reduce your budget in setting up a security system in your property.

Recording and data storage device

Devices like hard drives are a must since you need to record and store massive amounts of recordings. Some hard drives are capable of storing terabytes of data while others may be connected to a DVR or a VCR for video to be stored in an external system. Choose a storage device that will allow you to transfer data via USB or Bluetooth to a computer. Be sure to consider the best brands too since you need to protect your data as efficiently as possible.

Alarm systems

A complete security surveillance system has an alarm system connected to a communication device which can contact police, fire or medical emergency services should the need arise. An alarm system must be easy to set up and control. Alarm systems are also connected to various components of the security system to gather information about a break-in or other emergency which needs immediate police response.
Some high tech homes connect not just their alarm systems with their smoke, fire or burglar alarms but also carbon monoxide alarms, temperature alarms, ventilation and AC maintenance alarms and so many more. All these add to the overall security and of course the value of your home.

Video monitoring

Video monitoring devices could be as simple as a CRT or flat screen television equipped with channels where you can view all cameras that are located in the premises. Although not necessary, video monitors should offer a clear video, audio (if equipped) and color to be able to easily ID any intruder inside or outside the home.

Control panels

Think of control panels as your remote control to operate your complete security control system at home. Controls allow you to adjust camera settings, pan or rotate cameras as you wish, adjust temperature inside your home, adjust lighting make changes in your pass codes and so much more. There are different control panels to choose from; the most popular are control panels that integrate all components of a security system so you can control these more efficiently from where you are.


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