Video CCTV System technology has drastically improved over the years and we have security camera system features now that weren’t even thought about just 10 years ago. If you haven’t looked for a video security system before, the list of standard features can be a bit daunting at first but here are some of the new features that have appeared over the last few years.
Weatherproof CCTV System Camera Housings
As camera technology improves, the internal components also become more sensitive to dirt and water. If you need to monitor the outside of your location, you will need weatherproof cameras or camera enclosures. CCTV camera housings can now offer complete protection against the elements.
Motion Detection Recording
Monitoring around the clock so you don’t miss a single detail sounds fantastic but doing so will quickly fill your system’s hard drive and drastically shorten the amount of video you’ll have in your archive at any one time. By switching your video security system’s recording setting to “motion activated”, not only will you maximize your storage space, the video you do capture will be of actual events as they unfold rather than hours upon hours of an empty room or yard.
Night Vision Cameras
Being able to clearly capture details on video at night is an important part of any CCTV system. With the majority of break-ins and vandalism occurring at night, being able to accurately identify the criminals or their vehicle is key in recovering lost possessions is important in aiding the police in their investigation.
The security cameras record in full color during the day and when the lighting level drops below a set point, the camera automatically switches over to night vision mode and operates independently of ambient light so your system will be able to capture footage even in total darkness.
Remote Access on Smartphones
Until recently, you had to be physically on-site to view your security system’s video feeds. With the advent of the smartphone and broadband internet, your system is quite literally at your fingertips everywhere you go. With an app you can sign in, view archived video, and manage your surveillance system on your smartphone or tablet from anywhere with an internet connection.
This security camera system feature is peace of mind wherever you go. At any time of day or night, you can check in on your family, make sure your employees are working, double check that you turned off the lights before you went on vacation, or adjust your recording schedule for an upcoming holiday.
Video compression has come a long way over the last 10 years. We are now able to supply systems which make smaller video files and transmit them faster over your network. Compared to the old videos, they use half of the bandwidth while transmitting the video at the same video quality.
Picking up or building a CCTV system for the first time can be overwhelming with all the choices and configurations that are available to you. At Camera Security we can advise you on the best system to suit your needs.