Guides on Buying CCTV

CCTV or closed circuit television were usually installed for security purposes in government and commercial buildings. Nowadays, we can found CCTV installed in almost every public buildings like shopping malls, schools, or campuses. Right now CCTV has also gained popularity of use in personal spaces like home. If you are considering to get CCTV for your home or office, there are a few things to take note.

The CCTV Lens

The first component you have to check is the CCTV lens. CCTV lens is used to gather the lights. The lens controls focus on what we can see through the CCTV. It is responsible for the ability to catch the details of the view, for example, whether a person’s face can be seen clearly or whether we can read a vehicle’s plate number.
The important feature buyers have to check in choosing CCTV lens is the feature of zooming. There are two types of zoom; the first is the digital zoom which primarily works like the zooming feature on smartphone’s camera, and the second one in the optical zoom which works like the zooming feature on a professional DSLR camera. The digital zoom can not provide more information about an image as it is just an enlargement of a picture, but the optical zoom truly shows a clearer component of an image. Choosing the right lens is crucial as the lens determines the input that will be processed in CCTV for viewing.

The CCTV Sensor

cameraThe next component to check is the CCTV sensor. There are a couple of things to look when choosing the CCTV sensor specifications. The first thing is the type of the sensor, and the second thing is the size of the sensor. The sensor types we usually find in the market are CMOS and CCD. CCD are more expensive and need more power than CMOS. Therefore CCD sensor is more sensitive and can produce a brighter image which is very important for identification purposes. The size of the sensor determines the quality of the images produced by CCTV. The larger the size, will result in higher image quality. Here’s a review of CCTV’s in case you need one.

The CCTV Output Resolution

The next thing buyers need to check is the TV output resolutions, which means the number of horizontal lines of resolution that is resulted as the output or also known as TVL. The common range of CCTV resolutions is coming in between 380 TVL to 540 TVL.
In most cases, the high resolution is not always the solution. Buyers need to match the capacity level between the lens, the sensor, and the resolutions. When the three-match, then the CCTV can present its best images.…

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Features of Spy Cameras

Spy cameras, also known as hidden surveillance cameras and covert cameras, are installed with the intention of monitoring people and property secretly.  Spy cameras have many unique features, which can be quite confusing. Here are some unique features anyone shopping for a spy camera should consider buying.

Frame Rate

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Videos are a combination of still pictures produced in quick succession. As such, a quality video is often determined by how fast the photos are taken and played. The frequency of taking these still pictures is known as the frame rate.

Cameras with a high frame rate tend to produce smoother images. It is imperative to go for a spy camera with a high frame rate. A decent frame rate should be more than 12 fps, but most new models nowadays come in 30 fps.

Image Resolution

Another important factor to look at when buying a spy camera is its image resolution. Ideally, the resolution of the camera can be defined as the number of pixels or the smallest units of color that can be displayed on a screen. Thus, a camera with a high resolution has many pixels, therefore having sharper images. If you need clear pictures, a resolution rating of 1920 X 1080p or high-definition is ideal. This resolution is sufficient for most applications, but a camera with 4K will reveal a lot more details.

Night Vision

Gone are the days when spy cameras couldn’t capture anything in low-light intensities. Today, most spy cameras have a night vision feature that helps them take clear shots even at night. This technology employs infrared lighting, which tends to be invisible to the naked eye. For clear images at night, go for a camera with more IR lights.

Motion Detection

Motion detection serves to ensure that the camera is only used when it is appropriate. The camera only records when there is motion within its viewing range, and turns to idle mode when there is no movement. This technology is highly regarded considering that it helps in conserving the battery power of the camera.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Wi-Fi connectivity serves to enhance the camera’s networking properties. This technology allows for remote monitoring. This implies that you can connect the surveillance system with your phone and monitor the situation in your home while  you are away.…