CCTV cameras come in both wired and wireless models. Some of the wired models get their power from the network cable, while others need a mains connection. If you need to place cameras outdoors, or minimise visible wiring, wireless cameras are usually a better choice.
Various types of cameras exist to cover different areas. That might include domed cameras for outdoors, small ‘bullet’ type cameras for doorways, and a more traditional camera on a stand indoors.
Features of CCTV
We recommend that you purchase HD cameras if at all possible. Older cameras with 640×800 resolution are fine for the basics, but they may not present a clear picture, which might be important if you needed to see someone’s face or read a number plate.
Infra-red LED lights will illuminate the area at night and give you a better picture in the dark. Remember that infra-red light, while invisible to our eyes, will reflect off glass. In other words, you can’t point an indoor camera out of the window at night.
For full control and remote access, ask us to supply cameras with pan and tilt technology, so you can move the lens using a smartphone or browser and see a wider viewing angle. You might also choose to have two-way audio, so you can hear what’s going on and speak through the camera. (Note: speaking through the camera may require an external speaker).