Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance. Is the use of video camera to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors? It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it may employ point-to-point (P2P), point-to-multipoint (P2MP), or Mesh wired or wireless link. Though almost all video cameras fit this definition, the term is most often applied to those used for surveillance in areas that may need monitoring such as banks, stores, and other areas where security is needed.
Surveillance of the public using CCTV is common in many areas around the world. In recent years, the use of body worn cameras (body cams) cameras has been introduced as a new form of surveillance, often used in law enforcement, with cameras located on a police officer's chest or head. Video surveillance has generated significant debate about balancing its use with individuals' right to privacy even when in public.
In industrial plants, CCTV equipment may be used to observe parts of a process from a central control room for example when the environment is not suitable for humans. CCTV systems may operate continuously or only as required to monitor a particular event. A more advanced form of CCTV, utilizing Digital video recorder s (DVRs),which provides recording for possibly many years, with a variety of quality and performance options and extra features (such as motion detection and email alerts). More recently, decentralized IP cameras, perhaps equipped with megapixel sensors, support recording directly to network attached storage devices, or internal flash for completely stand-alone operation or Network video recorder (NVR).
Dome CCTV Cameras
One of the best 24 hour surveillance cameras around providing airports, seaports, boards and many other critical infrastructures with quality images, no matter what time of day it is. Infrared cameras have small LEDs surrounding the lens to help pick up moving figures in pitch black. Thermal image cameras can see over long distances, up to 300 metres away!
Unobtrusive design means it’s easy to fit
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Vandal resistant dome means it is harder to interfere with the camera
- 360-degree rotation of the camera so you can cover all angle
This is the best type of CCTV camera for shops, restaurants, casinos and hotels because the design allows you to monitor a wider angle at your premises. Many also consider this option to be the best indoor CCTV camera as it can be placed on a strategic point of the ceiling to cover all angles of the room.
Bullet CCTV Cameras
Bullet cameras are long and cylindrical in shape and are ideal for outdoor use. Their strengths lie specifically in applications which require long distance viewing. Installed within protective casings, the cameras are shielded against dust, dirt and other natural elements. The cameras can easily be mounted with a mounting bracket, and come fitted with either fixed or varifocal lenses depending on the requirements of its intended application.
- Highly visible so acts as a deterrent
- Resistant to dirt in challenging environments
- Provides surveillance over long distances
- Casing also protects against glare and rain
Bullet cameras can be used to good effect in a range of industries such as manufacturing, property management and farming. They not only record good quality pictures but also send out a message to passers-by that your premises is under surveillance. That’s why they have traditionally offered the best CCTV for outside operation.
Hikvision Turbo HD DVR DS-7204HQHI-K1
Hikvision Turbo 4-Channel HD DVR plus 1 TB hard-drive, now also comes with Hybrid mode feature and can support 6 cameras in total, 4 x Turbo cameras and 2 x IP cameras or 6 x IP cameras @ 6MP quality.
Hikvision's New DS-7204HQHI-K1 Turbo DVR replaces the older DS-7204HGHI-SH model and is 4K compatible, offering 4 Channels of high quality real Time recording.
Using the latest H265+ compression which uses 80% less hard drive space than H.264. in the older model.
- Large 1TB Hard drive is included.
- Supports HD-TVI, AHD, IPC and analog CVBS cameras with adaptive access.
- Allows you to add on 2 x IP cameras (in addition to 4 HD cameras). You can also install more IP cameras in place of the Turbo cameras i.e. the system is hybrid.
- Supports full 1080P and 6MP on the IP cameras.
- HDMI and VGA output at up to 1920×1080P resolution
- Long transmission distance over coax cable.
- This recorder works with 3G Routers.
- Up to 4/8-ch synchronous playback at 1080p resolution playback at up to 256X speed.
View our Hikvision TURBO HD range of cameras for use with this DVR. You can easily connect your old standard Analogue cameras with BNC connectors also.
Easy connection to the internet using free P2P Setup. (Instructions included) which means FREE Smart phone, table & PC remote viewing from anywhere in the world. No port forwarding knowledge required.
1080p HD 8-Channel Security System
1080p HD 8-Channel Security System with Eight 1080p HD Outdoor Cameras, Advanced Motion Detection and Smart Home Voice Control
Protect the people and things that matter most with this 1080p HD home security system from Lorex. This system features an 8-channel DVR and eight 1080p HD weatherproof security cameras. This system also features advanced person/vehicle detection and smart home compatibility, which allows you to combine active security with the convenience of hands-free voice control.
1080p high definition detail and clarity
Experience the difference that full 1080p HD video makes. Our advanced cameras use standard coaxial cable to carry high definition 1080p (1920×1080) video to your HD DVR. This resolution ensures detailed live viewing and recording that leaves nothing to the imagination.
Be aware whenever motion is detected on your property with advanced motion detection. This system features person/vehicle detection on 2 channels which helps reduce unnecessary alerts and false alarms from moving branches or animals. Important motion events that are recorded can easily be found using the Smart Search feature, which organizes events by type (e.g. person/vehicle motion vs. general motion, etc.)
Each camera in this system will deliver long range night vision capabilities that will help keep you and your property safe through the night. Infrared (IR) LEDs provide allow you to clearly see up to 150ft (bullet) and 130ft (dome). Both cameras also feature SmartIR technology that aids close up recognition of objects in the dark. This ensures that a person or object will not be overexposed if they get close to the infrared lights.
With an IP66 weatherproof rating, the surveillance cameras in this bundle are suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation. Your cameras can withstand all weather climates and will even continue to operate in extreme temperatures as low as -22°F (-30°C)
Remote viewing from your mobile with Lorex Home
This system is designed for use with our innovative, hassle-free Lorex Home™ app. With Lorex Home, you can quickly and easily view your security system remotely through your smartphone or tablet. You can also program the app to send you motion-activated push notifications and email alerts with screenshot attachments straight to your phone to keep you connected to your property at all times. Simply download the free app, scan the QR code on the DVR and your cameras will appear for you to monitor (or review footage).
Single cable camera connection
Each analog security camera comes with a siamese BNC cable that provides video transmission and power to the camera. This cable can be run through walls to give you the flexibility to install the camera where you need it most. A wired video / power connectivity means constant connection to your cameras, so your recording never misses a beat.
Reliable security grade hard drive
The DVR in this system is capable of working 24/7 without a break. Thankfully, so is the 2TB hard drive within it. Lorex uses security certified hard drives that are manufactured specifically to meet the high workload demands of continuous security monitoring. This means that you can rely on this professional grade hard drive to safely store weeks (or even months) of security footage. It is also possible to manually upgrade the hard drive within the DVR to a hard drive up to 8TB in size.
With or without the internet
This security camera systems can be used without being connected to the internet. This means that your data can only be accessed directly from your DVR. However, an internet connection is required to enable remote viewing, motion push notifications, and to download the latest firmware updates.
- Crime prevention
CCTV has played a crucial role in tracing the movements of suspects or victims and is widely regarded by anti-terrorist officers as a fundamental tool in tracking terrorist suspects. Large-scale CCTV installations have played a key part of the defenses against terrorism since the 1970s. Cameras have also been installed on public transport in the hope of deterring crime.
A more open question is whether most CCTV is cost-effective. While low-quality domestic kits are cheap the professional installation and maintenance of high definition CCTV is expensive. Gill and Sprigs did a Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) of CCTV in crime prevention that showed little monetary saving with the installation of CCTV as most of the crimes prevented resulted in little monetary loss. In Singapore, since 2012, thousands of CCTV cameras have helped deter loan sharks, nab litterbugs and stop illegal parking, according to government figures.
- Crime solving
CCTV can also be used to help solve crimes. In London alone, six crimes are solved each day through CCTV footage. Sometimes, footage from CCTV cameras of citizens can even be used for this purpose.
- Traffic flow monitoring
- Vehicle traffic
Many cities and motorway networks have extensive traffic-monitoring systems, using closed-circuit television to detect congestion and notice accidents.
- Pedestrian traffic
In the Philippines, barangay San Antonio used CCTV cameras and artificial intelligence software to detect the formation of crowd during an outbreak of a disease. Security personnel were sent out whenever a crowd was formed at a particular location in the city.
Many sporting events in the world use CCTV inside the venue for fans to see the action while they are away from their seats. The cameras send the feed to a central control center where a producer selects feeds to send to the television monitors that fans can view. CCTV monitors for viewing the event by attendees are often placed in lounges, hallways, and restrooms. In a trial with CCTV cameras, football club fans no longer needed to identify themselves manually, but could pass freely after being authorized by the facial recognition system.
Use in private homes
Many home owners now choose to install CCTV systems on their own homes. CCTV cameras are an effective deterrent to criminals as it increases the risk of criminals getting arrested because they could be identified through the camera footage. Most criminals will scout through affluent suburbs looking for the easiest house to break into. Having an obvious CCTV system, or another security alarm, makes the house appear to be a more difficult target so the criminals will likely move on to the next house. Modern CCTV systems can be monitored through mobile phone apps so it is possible to view live footage of your house from anywhere you have internet coverage. Some systems even provide motion detection so when movement is detected, an alert can be sent to your phone.
Every thing you need to know about CCTV cameras
HD VIDEO IS SUPERIOR.
There is no comparison between HD video and older analog technology. HD video is much higher resolution and displays far better detail and clarity. In-fact, you can expect our HD cameras to be at least 3-5 times sharper than standard analog cameras. This is because HD cameras are measured in megapixels. Each megapixel is comprised of 1 million pixels or dots on a screen. 1MP and above is considered high definition which is the equivalent of a 720p digital broadcast signal. Full HD television is broadcasted at 2MP or 1080P. A 4K Ultra HD video broadcast is equivalent to 8MP. The higher the megapixel counts the sharper the image. One great benefit of HD cameras is that you can digitally zoom or blow up an HD picture and the integrity of the image will remain largely intact rather than appearing pixilated or blurry like the older analog cameras.
- DVR VERSUS NVR.
There are 2 types of HD security camera technologies; HD over Coax and IP based. A recorder that supports HD over coaxial cable is called a digital video recorder (DVR). IP cameras connect to a (NVR) network video recorder using Ethernet or network cable. Both DVR and NVR units provide the same basic functionality. Either can be used to view live or recorded video and also to view your cameras remotely on a Smartphone, tablet or computer. The main differences would be the type of cable used to connect the cameras. Also, it is important to note that HD over Coax recorders is backwards compatible for older analog cameras. In other words, you can use both HD cameras as well as any existing analog cameras with our HD over Coax digital video recorders.
- IP NETWORK CAMERA SYSTEMS.
Many new customers are interested in IP cameras. We offer 2 IP camera product lines; Green-line and Blue-line. You should always match products with the same color code for the best compatibility and overall user experience. Our Network Video Recorders are able to display Ultra HD images up to 8mp or 4K. IP cameras are run using CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable. All of our IP cameras are Poe (Power over Ethernet) meaning that both power and video are transmitted over a single cable for very simple installation. Standard IP cameras can be run up to 325ft. We offer additional hardware such as repeaters and switches for customers who require further cabling. A unique feature of our Green-line (Sure Vision TM) IP camera line is the ability to transmit both power and video over 1,000ft using pure copper Ethernet cable.
- HD OVER COAX SYSTEMS.
HD over Coax cameras are run using traditional coax cable with BNC video connectors. Our Digital Video Recorders can also produce ultra HD images up to 8mp or 4K, and are also compatible with older analog cameras. The most common type of cable used is RG59 Siamese cable. The term Siamese means there are actually 2 cables (power and video) running side by side that can be pulled apart. This is important because HD over Coax cameras are not powered from the recorder. Rather, HD over Coax cameras can be powered using an individual power adapter or a multiple output power when running multiple cameras. HD over Coax is extremely beneficial when a customer has existing analog infrastructure in place and wants to also add HD cameras. Another benefit of HD over Coax is that video can be transmitted well over 1000ft distance. Our digital video recorders support all of the HD over coax technologies.
We carry many different styles of cameras.
We carry many different styles of cameras. A lot of people like the bullet style cameras due to their sleek housing. Other people prefer a dome style for their discreet, low profile and vandal-proof design. A large majority of the cameras we offer are fully weatherproof for indoor or outdoor use. The size of the camera lens will determine its viewing angle. Our widest lens size is 2.8mm and will produce a 110 degree super wide angle which is good for covering the entire immediate perimeter. A popular 3.6mm lens will display a 90 degree wide angle. Our most popular lens size is the 3.6mm which offers a 90 degree wide angle. Customers like wide angle cameras because they offer the most bang for the buck. However, if you need to focus on an object that is much further away then you will require a more powerful lens such as 8mm, 12mm or even a 50mm or 100mm lens for good close up images of objects that are over 100ft or even 200ft away. Many of these cameras offer a varifocal lens that you can adjust to achieve the perfect angle. Better yet, many of the varifocal cameras have a motorized lens so you can simply adjust the angle directly from your recorder or remote device. In short, there is always going to be a compromise between the width of the angle and the distance you can see. The perfect solution may sometimes be a combination of wide angle and varifocal cameras.
A growing branch in CCTV is internet protocol cameras (IP cameras). It is estimated that 2014 was the first year that IP cameras outsold analog cameras. IP cameras use the INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) used by most local area network (LANs) to transmit video across data networks in digital form. IP can optionally be transmitted across the public internet, allowing users to view their cameras remotely on a computer or phone via an internet connection. For professional or public infrastructure security applications, IP video is restricted to within a private network or VPN. IP cameras are considered part of the Internet of things (IoT) and have many of the same benefits and security risks as other IP-enabled devices
Our IP systems are currently used in business of all sizes, government applications, and homeowners seeking a high quality, commercial grade solution. Our SUREVISION camera comes with a 3 year warranty and unlimited technical support for the life of the product. These cameras make a perfect solution for any high end security application.
IP cameras for business security or home security have quickly advanced and now offer a wide range of premium features, including incredibly detailed 1080p and 4K security footage, revolutionary night vision technology with long-range viewing, in addition to weather-resistant and vandal-proof housings to ensure safe outdoor use.
Superior Surveillance with High Definition Security Cameras
If you need a surveillance system that delivers superior performance with unbeatable quality, high definition security cameras are the way to go. Camera of 1080p HD resolution and higher are ideal for surveillance of businesses and properties. They provide excellent video clarity and detail with remarkable low-light performance both day and night. Improve your surveillance capabilities with our HD CCTV cameras at CCTV Security Pros.
The Benefits of High Definition Security Cameras by CCTV Security Pros
New technologies in Hd cameras
- HD CCTV cameras are the most trusted home and business surveillance option
- An excellent choice for upgrades from older frameworks
- Simple and straightforward upgrades - simply switch out security cameras and DVR
- HD Over Coax is cheaper and more cost-effective than IP/CAT5/6 security systems
- Remote video surveillance from anywhere, anytime, anyplace via PC, Smartphone, or tablet
- 1080p videos are three times clearer than old analog CCTV security cameras
- Free Smartphone app and PC software
- Long video transmission distances of over 500 foot
- Affordable HD surveillance option for all types of businesses and homeowners
- Require less hard drive surveillance video storage
Color VU Turbo HD cameras
provide bright color video images 24/7, even in the lowest-light conditions. This powerful ability to capture details in low lighting comes from two specific breakthroughs in hardware technologies: advanced lenses and high-sensitivity sensors. In contrast to conventional lenses, ColorVu lenses are equipped with a super-aperture, reaching up to F1.0, which allows more light to enter the lens so that imaging brightness can be increased. The high-sensitivity sensor demonstrates a new light-collection structure that vastly improves the utilization of light.
With brighter, more colorful video images, Hikvision customers are protected against security
Breaches, even when they happen at night.
Hikvision AcuSense family
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have many of the same surveillance and security requirements as larger organizations. They need to identify and react to perimeter breaches in real time, and they need to automate footage searches to save time for their security teams.
Incorporating eleven different DVR models, Hikvision AcuSense family uses the latest deep learning technologies to enhance object detection. Specifically, Hikvision AcuSense Turbo HD DVR detects vehicles or humans; it filters out false alarms triggered by animals, leaves, and other insignificant objects, and minimizes costly, time-consuming manual checks. As an additional benefit, Hikvision AcuSense Quick Target Search feature identifies and extracts footage of humans and vehicles from vast video datasets automatically, saving staff from searching through massive datasets.
Analog security products have been popular among installers and customers for many years. Analog solution architecture is much simpler, making it easier to set up and maintain; and to fulfill the same security needs, an analog solution is usually more cost-effective than an IP solution.
Ever since their launch in 2013, Hikvision’s Turbo HD Series analog products have been widely applauded for their amazing abilities. The Turbo HD line transforms analog CCTV video into high quality, high-definition surveillance. The latest Turbo iteration – Turbo HD 5.0 – takes everything a step further, employing AcuSense – a smart VCA technology based on deep learning algorithms – and ColorVu – 24-hour chromatic imaging.
- Wireless security cameras
Many consumers are turning to wireless security cameras for home surveillance. Wireless cameras do not require a video cable for video/audio transmission, simply a cable for power. Wireless cameras are also easy and inexpensive to install but lack the reliability of hard-wired cameras. Previous generations of wireless security cameras relied on analogue technology; modern wireless cameras use digital technology which delivers crisper audio, sharper video, and a secure and interference-free signal
- Talking CCTV
pilot scheme for what is now known as "Talking CCTV" was put into action; allowing operators of CCTV cameras to order offenders to stop what they were doing, ranging from ordering subjects to pick up their rubbish and put it in a bin to ordering groups of vandals to disperse. In 2005, Ray Mallon, the mayor and former senior police officer of Middles rough implemented "Talking CCTV" in his