Video Surveillance Camera Systems NYC
Video Surveillance Systems are an integral part of any New York City building/store/organization’s security system. Closed Circuit Cameras let you monitor sensitive and critical locations around your facility, prevent crime or merchandise loss, record and report employees or tenant’s fraudulent activity and give you some peace of mind knowing you can view and monitor your assets from wherever you are at any time.
Security Camera Systems
As we work with only the best brands in the industry you can expect all of our cameras to be very high quality and feature IR night vision, vandal resistance, weatherproof capabilities, motion detection, tampering alarm and more. We always make sure to choose the right cameras for the right surveillance systems.
Some of the types of security cameras we install:
- Dome cameras – suitable mostly for ceiling installation and abuse-prone areas.
- Bullet cameras – suitable mostly for sidewall installation.
- Fish-Eye cameras – gives us a wide angle look and more field of view
- Varifocal lens cameras – allows the user to use optical zoom in order to close in on small details in the image.
- PTZ cameras – allows the user to Pan-Tilt-Zoom the camera in almost any direction he wishes.
Even though there’s a lot to consider when purchasing a new CCTV Security Camera System you don’t have to be a tech-savvy in order to make the right choices. Our CCTV specialists are here to help you with all of that! We offer a FREE of charge or commitment consultation meeting where we will go over your requirements and together with you prioritize your needs, then we will be happy to send you few proposals that hopefully meet all your expectations.
Our services include: Residential Surveillance systems, Commercial Surveillance Systems, Analog Cameras, IP cameras, DVR, NVR, Cloud Storage, Remote Viewing, PTZ Cameras.
Consider the following advantages video surveillance systems provide:
- Deters crime, theft and break-ins
- Increases perimeter or localized security
- Discourages vandals, trespassers and illegal behavior
- Captures visual evidence – a valuable investigative tool
- Promotes safety
- Improves employee productivity
- Prevents dishonest premises liability claims
- Monitors visitor entry and exit
- Helps personnel maintain crowd control
- Enhances building or restricted area security
Analog vs IP Camera Systems
Analog cameras system is a cost effective solution comparing to IP system. It is built on older technology and uses coaxial cable to transfer image from the camera to the Digital Video Recorder. The DVR translates the image from an analog signal to a digital signal and then records it. Even though today’s Analog cameras can reach some very nice resolutions, this technology is limited and offers a lower quality of video. Analog systems are less secured as well.
IP cameras system works on a more advanced technology that translates to a high quality image and video, and increased security. The Camera converts the video into a digital signal using advanced coding protocols and sends it to the Network Video Recorder using a network cable (Cat5/6). The data is then being decoded and recorder on the NVR’s hard drive. Each camera on the system is protected from hacking and holds locking mechanism in case of an unauthorized hacking attempt.
Both systems are accessible from remote locations through the web or a smart phone’s App (both IPhone and Android) as long as the DVR/NVR is connected to the internet, though some devices support HD live streaming and some don’t.
Besides of the cost and the quality there are few other factors to consider when inquiring about a CCTV system, for example:
- Size of Hard Drive or how long do we want the DVR to record?
- Scalability or would we add more cameras in the future?
- Centralization of different locations through one software
- Installation field limits
- And many more…
On-Site Storage vs Cloud Storage
Most CCTV system consists of cameras and recording device. This setup is known as On-Site storage or On-Site recording. The advantages of this setup are maximal recording quality and fast full control over system functions. The disadvantage of this setup from a security perspective is that if the device is stolen – all the video is lost. For most of our clients, this setup is enough.
In the past few years Cloud technology has come a long way and few companies today offer streaming devices that would record the video off the IP cameras directly in the cloud. Even though this service does not come cheap (starting at 15$ per cam/moth for 1 month of recording storage), it has the obvious advantage of protecting your video recordings from theft. The recordings are accessible from anywhere and anytime through the internet and are in a good quality (though not maximal).