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Tips: Video Surveillance Systems

Video surveillance systems have become more budget friendly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed with all the options offered. That is to say, there are many camera and solution options. As a result, there is a lot to consider before making a decision. Before committing to a specific type of system, check out our tips.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a surveillance system:

Climate Factors: Cameras that have dust and moisture proof housing are the best for a dirty climate. Use if you are planning on placing cameras in area with high dust or exposed to the outside.

Obvious or Hidden: Cameras which are out in the open can possibly deter thieves by their presence. A hidden camera is best to use if you want to gather evidence without the knowledge of the subject.

Single location or wide area: Many cameras come with movable lenses and others come with pan, tilt and zoom features.

Image quality: If you are observing an area with a harsh lighting condition you will need a higher resolution camera system. If the area is a well-lit, small area a basic camera with a lower resolution should be sufficient.

Data Storage: A simple security camera set-up can rely on memory cards. For long-term data storage with a large storage space you can opt for a NVR (network video recorder).

Day or Night: For observing areas with low light, you will want to use cameras which offers infrared LEDs.

Camera systems can be fully customized and designed. Therefore, they can be joined with most existing security systems. For example,  door sensors, motion detectors, alarms, access control and more. Above all, make sure you work with an expert security company. For more info, contact Northeast Security Systems at (201) 529-0100.

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Theresa Warren