CCTV Security Systems are a closed circuit of video cameras connected to a recording device and one or more monitors. These installations often use special security cameras designed for this function. Sometimes these include hidden cameras, or cameras designed to survive in all-weather conditions.
The possible components of a CCTV Security System are:
- Security Cameras
- Hidden Cameras
- Infrared Cameras
- Recording Device
- One or more monitors
- High-Speed internet connection
Planning a CCTV Security System
When planning a CCTV Security System installation you want to consider camera angles, light levels, and video retention. At a minimum you should have all of your exits covered in such a way that suspects’ faces can be seen. Some systems include motion-detector software to maximize retention efficiency, and save you the trouble of reviewing hours of footage each day. Some systems offer you the ability to connect to your system remotely via the internet, which can be useful if you are on vacation.