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Major Difference between CCTV and Surveillance

Author: Quad Secure
by Quad Secure
Posted: Dec 29, 2018
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As we know CCTV and Surveillance Camera both are majorly use as security purpose, but most of us doesn’t know that there as difference between the two. With our article, we will explain some of the major difference that will surely help you to buy the best for yourself.


CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television. This technology uses cables to transmit signal from a camera to a monitoring station that is located remotely. Data is sent through camera cables to a monitor at a remote location but the data can also be recorded. However, there is a limit to how many devices that you can plug CCTV into.

The technology used to power CCTV cameras is older and has less capabilities than what most people think of when they here the term security camera. These systems may be very basic but that comes with the benefit of being easy to control. You don’t need an extensive training and the systems are typically pretty intuitive.

Another thing that you will notice about CCTV Camera systems is that they will not have the highest quality images. In most cases, CCTV is limited to 720 HD image quality. For some purposes that might be all you need from your security system but it will not be the highest quality.

The same thing that makes these cameras less advanced also works to protect them. Because the system uses cables to transmit the signal, it makes it much harder to hack the system. In order to hack the system, you would have to tap into the cables. That makes it hard for burglars to turn your system into their advantage.

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Modern security camera systems use a variety of technologies in order to transmit data to a monitor. The most common method is IP (internet protocol). This method sends the data over a local network so that you can view your cameras from anywhere on the network in real time. Because these cameras are attached to your network, they can be transmitted to the internet so that they can be viewed anywhere. That means you can watch these camera systems from anywhere you have internet access. This is how security monitoring stations and the police can have access to your camera system.

Networked cameras are more accessible to outside forces because the signals are digitalized. There have been cases in the past where security camera systems have been compromised. Measures have been taken to prevent this and it happens rarely.

Security cameras are often considered to be the best option in a modern environment. Access to the additional features offered by a Security Camera System tend to make it a great option for any environment.

Wireless security cameras are closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras that transmit a video and audio signal to a wireless receiver through a radio band. Many wireless security cameras require at least one cable or wire for power; "wireless" refers to the transmission of video/audio. However, some wireless security cameras are battery-powered, making the cameras truly wireless from top to bottom.

These are some of the basic differences between CCTV and surveillance Camera. Hope this article is helpful to you

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Quad Secure is a seller of security cameras, video recorders (Dvr, Nvr, Hybrid, Tribrid), surveillance systems, and all other things Cctv.

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