Video monitoring (or closed-circuit television (CCTV)) is a security monitoring system that used to watch over a premises. These systems are comprised of video cameras, video recorders, TV/computer monitors, and various other components. The purpose of these systems is to capture live events, archive footage, and actively monitor various aspects of a property.
Common Types of Surveillance Cameras
- Analog Security Cameras include basic security functionality, onsite video storage, and video display on TV without the need for a Digital Video Recorder (DVR).
- Internet Protocol (IP) Cameras offer similar functionality to analog cameras but have higher resolution, remote zoom, repositioning capability, and can receive real-time images and notifications via a web browser or other software. That means live incidents can be viewed on-premises or remotely from a smartphone or desktop computer.
Surveillance Camera Options
- Bullet Cameras
- Dome Cameras
- Box Cameras
- Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Cameras