There are many reasons to need surveillance cameras installed on your commercial property in the US and Canada, Sentry Surveillance is here to help you decide what type you will need, and with the installation of your system. First, let’s discuss what a surveillance camera is and what the different types are. CCTV cameras transmit signals from one place to a monitor located at a distance, while security cameras work over IP networks to link the camera from a remote location to the security station. A home security camera usually can see in a range between 0 to 70 feet depending on the resolution, sensor, and lens it’s using. However, there are also professional cameras such as high-resolution PTZs that can see further away, with a distance that varies from 0 to 700 feet. Professional security camera installers use 360-degree, multi-sensor cameras with 360-degree fisheye technology. Fisheye cameras capture video in High Definition with a fisheye lens that allows 180-degree monitoring.
There are three types of surveillance systems you can use for your commercial surveillance.
- Electronic surveillance –Under federal law, electronic surveillance means the nonconsensual acquisition of the contents of wire or electronic communications by an electronic, mechanical, or other surveillance device under circumstances where the parties have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Electronic surveillance equipment is often the most used tool during an investigation.
- Interviews – Interviews are far less common, but they can serve a purpose in certain investigations.
- Observation – observation is the act of observing, and the fact of being observed while surveillance is close observation of an individual or group, person or persons under suspicion. You can gather a lot of information just by observing someone.
You have a few things to consider when you are looking into what kind of surveillance system you are going to use in your commercial property. Sentry Surveillance will go through all the different types and suggest what they think will work best for what you are looking to use the systems for. First you need to go over the camera resolution and the field of view, figure out the recording frame rate, go over and discuss the different types is surveillance systems, lighting, audio, motion detection and lastly you need to decide if you will have wired or wireless for your surveillance system.
If you are looking for the best and most highly recommended commercial surveillance camera, we will list those below:
- Bullet Camera- In closed-circuit television (CCTV) applications, a bullet camera is usually wall- or ceiling-mounted and pointed at an area to be surveyed. Most of them are waterproof, even though they don’t typically have pan, tilt, or zoom functionality. Although most used indoors, these cameras can also be used outside. Its cylindrical, sleek appearance gives the camera its name.
- Covert Camera-In most cases, hidden cameras are disguised as other objects, such as smoke detectors, clocks, or motion sensors. They may also be traditional cameras placed in locations that are discrete.
- Day/ Night Camera- Outdoor security applications are the primary use for these cameras. An outdoor day/night camera is a great choice for observing parking areas, for example. They compensate for varying light conditions, capturing images even in direct sunlight, glare, reflections, and strong backlight. During the day, some cameras switch to color, and at night or in low light, they switch to black and white.
- Dome Camera- These cameras are primarily used for outdoor security applications. You can use outdoor day/night cameras to monitor parking areas, for example. Images are captured even in direct sunlight, glare, reflections, and strong backlight by compensating for light conditions. While some cameras are in color during the day, others are in black and white at night or in low light.
- High-Definition Camera- The use of high-definition cameras is common in niche markets, such as high-end retail stores, jewelry shops, and casinos. They allow operators to zoom in while maintaining a high level of clarity. High-definition closed-circuit television (HDcctv) is often used to transmit images.
- Infrared/Night Vision Camera- Both homes and businesses use these cameras. These cameras produce high-resolution color video during the day and are preferred in low light and no light conditions. These video surveillance cameras can see images in pitch-black conditions using IR LEDs.
Whatever you are looking for Sentry Surveillance can assist you through the process. Proudly serving the US and Canada.