What Is A CCTV System?
With 21 million burglaries occurring every year in the U.S., it’s important for businesses to invest in security. Many companies are choosing to go with a CCTV system to keep their valuable assets safe.
These systems operate by sending a signal from one or more video cameras to a centralized monitor or set of monitors. By effectively monitoring the premises they work to deter crime and recover stolen property.
The Difference Between CCTV and TV
The main difference between CCTV and standard T.V. is that CCTV systems send video footage on a private signal to a select group of monitors. This makes them great for surveillance purposes. T.V., on the other hand, broadcasts on a public signal that anyone can access.
CCTV systems come in a variety of types and styles. You will need to choose the one that best fits your needs and works well within your budget.
Wired V.S. Wireless Systems
To begin with, you will need to choose between either a wired or wireless system. Here’s a rundown of the most notable differences.
Wired systems – A wired system works great for preventing any outside person from interfering with the signal. On the downside, they require the installation of several wires, increasing costs and making it easier for criminals to spot and avoid the cameras.
Wireless Systems – There are several benefits to a wireless system, which include avoiding all the intrusive wiring and being able to easily move around cameras. At the same time, the system is limited by having to remain within the wireless range of the cameras. Wireless systems also have the potential to be hacked by a skilled software expert.
In addition, you will need to figure out your preferences on a variety of other features. For instance, do you want a VCR recorder or a digital video recorder. The business security professionals at Herring Technology can help you find the best security system for your business.
CCTV Systems are More Affordable Than Ever!
Improvements in technology has made purchasing a CCTV system more beneficial and affordable than ever before. For more information about CCTV systems and how they can help protect your business from harm, contact Herring Technology at (615) 846-2380. We’d be glad to help you out!