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What is a Video Surveillance System?

A video surveillance system is a network of cameras, monitors/display units, and recorders. Cameras can be either analog or digital with various features to explore, such as resolution, frame rate, color type, and more. Whether applied inside or outside the building, it operates 24/7, designed only for recording movement when necessary.

Surveillance cameras may be in plain sight or hidden from view. The camera’s purpose is to deter improper behavior, and the video footage can also serve as evidence for later review by security staff or law enforcement. Depending on your needs, there are many different video surveillance systems available, such as live monitoring, remote access via an IP system, and Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for recording footage.

Most video surveillance systems are closed off so that signals will not be broadcast and accessible to other parties. Only authorized users can monitor the content of what has been recorded on it. However, others may have access if they are granted permission by an administrator with proper credentials who manages the live feed.

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