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5 Keys Before Choosing Surveillance Video Equipment for a Project

Author: Cathi Thinsley
by Cathi Thinsley
Posted: Oct 26, 2022
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A good option is to implement an IP camera system, a technology capable of combining the possibilities of a camera with those of a computer that analyzes the images we observe. With them, we would know in real time and remotely, through an Internet connection or a local network everything that is happening in our facilities. The video quality of these cameras is high and details of the scene, people, and objects can be recognized, especially if we opt for one of the many existing models capable of recording and transmitting in high resolution. It would be best to choose cameras that offer 1080p resolution or higher to achieve higher image quality.

There are countless security cameras on the market. For this reason, we will comment on some aspects that can help you choose the right equipment. Before being able to determine which are the ideal cameras for a project, it is important to identify the physical environment in which the surveillance video equipment will be installed, taking into account, for example, the location, identifying whether it is an interior or exterior space; Another fundamental aspect is to determine if the fixing will be done on the ceiling or wall, which will determine if a dome or bullet type equipment is required. Likewise, lighting must be considered, since it will depend on it that the camera we choose incorporates certain essential characteristics to be able to visualize the objects in the scene in low light situations.

Here we tell you some technical aspects to evaluate when carrying out your project:

1. Wired or WiFi cameras?

Wired IP camera systems can present a disadvantage at the time of installation, since the wiring tends to be difficult to mount in physical accesses that are unsuitable or designed for it, in an open industrial area it will undoubtedly be easier to find those areas of cable passage. To minimize this problem and save on wiring and installation costs, we recommend cameras with PoE technology that carries power and video through the same cable.

If the assembly is going to be carried out in a private home that has not been previously prepared for an installation of this type, the number and size of the wiring ducts will become a problem, which can only be solved by installations on the surface or with WiFi camera technology.

2. Visibility in low light environments?

If your greatest needs are focused on monitoring in light pool or night environments, whether indoors or outdoors, the best option is to incorporate cameras with infrared or thermal light into your surveillance system. Its operation, unlike conventional cameras, does not depend on lighting conditions, but on the heat emitted by a body or, in the case of IR, on the infrared radiation emitted, so that they can capture this light that is imperceptible to the human eye and form a clear image of the environment, detecting objects, animals and people minimizing false alarms.

3. Camera for exterior or interior?

-Outdoor cameras: For outdoor use, they should have IP66 or IP67 certifications, a particularity that ensures that they will withstand challenging environments and will be resistant to all types of climates, tolerating in most cases from -30 ° to 60 ° centigrade Other more specialized models can maintain optimal performance, even at higher temperature ranges.

  • Interior chambers: In most cases, they are intended to be discreet and smaller than an exterior chamber, they do not require a high resistance to high and low temperatures. In general, they have a wide-angle lens that allows them to cover a wide field of view of the area to be monitored.

4. Ceiling or wall cameras?

Depending on the physical place of installation, whether on the wall or the ceiling, you can choose one of the two most common types of camera:

Dome: They are widely used to be installed on the ceiling, their discreet design makes them work optimally as a deterrent and adapt to any surface. Thanks to the design they are also used for surveillance on board buses, subways, and trains.

Bullet: They are usually installed on walls/walls/poles and are very resistant to weather, knocks, and acts of vandalism due to their robust structure. Its installation is easier than the dome type. Bullet-type cameras have extensive features and functionalities since they capture high-definition images with a long visual range, they can include video analytics software, have excellent sensitivity to light, and have multi-axis support to adjust the angle of the camera, so they are recommended for displaying large spaces such as car parks, warehouses, perimeter protection; or for interiors such as shops, museums, offices, car parks, among other environments.

5. Need for mobility in multiple positions?

If the need is to monitor wide perimeters or dynamic environments that require a high degree of object tracking, the best option is a PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) camera, which allows the dome to be manipulated horizontally, vertically, and in-depth. They also offer the option of multiple configurable positions for tracking objects and people with great precision.

At we can help you choose the most suitable surveillance video equipment according to your needs. We have an extensive portfolio of cameras, illuminators, and video analytics to design a project tailored to the security demands of your business. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

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