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Consumer Power And CCTV And DVR Surveillance Systems

May 24, 2008
There's much buzz over DVR surveillance systems. With so much information flooding the Internet, it becomes difficult to choose one that's just right for your small scale or corporate needs. But knowing what's best for you before you get a system saves you all the trouble, time, and money.

Sorting the CCTV and DVR Surveillance Systems

Non-techie consumers have a difficult time getting the gist of the technical information on home or office surveillance systems. What they want is a system that works best. They want to know what's going on behind their backs, see who has been dipping fingers into the till, and nab the nanny after proof of her roughshod handling of the toddler.

Consumers also want clear pictures on the monitors, a video playback functionality, access to the home surveillance systems via the Internet, and real-time recording of everything happening in the home or office. While some want to catch the mouse while the cat is away, others need the security of knowing family and workers are safe some intruders. Whether it's CCTV or DVR surveillance systems, knowledge about these systems is consumer power.

Between the CCTV and DVR surveillance systems, the DVR system is getting all the popular attention for its affordability and flexibility. This system can use the home PC as the nucleus for the system, which knocks off some installation expense. With the CCTV system, the cameras are hooked to a central monitoring system, which comes with the package.

What's Best for Your Home?

For a small apartment or a mansion, there will be different surveillance solutions for different needs. A small apartment owner would want to know what is going on in the nursery or the bedroom and who is at the door, while the lord of the manor would like to have the vast grounds and all rooms watched.

For a small home or a mansion, the need is for clear images, real time monitoring and recording and safe storage of files. Beyond these parameters, consumers get lost when sorting the information. If you're looking researching surveillance systems tell the vendor what you need, such as:

* You don't want playbacks with too much interruption and blurry images. Concerning this, you're referring to the speed of the frames per second or the rate the capture video can be viewed and you want image images from the different cameras mounted in the different parts of the house or business establishment.

* You don't need a big storage; you just want something that can store a day's recording because you've heard that small storage space affect the quality of the images. The DVR surveillance systems offer smaller storage space compared to the analog (mechanical) systems.

* You need a small but practical system for your home, something easy to install and upgrade without costing you too much. The system should be able to provide clear images. This is the entire purpose of the system, getting superior images on the monitor.

* You need different cameras for indoor and outdoor surveillance and you want a working combination of flexibility and functionality plus affordability. Be ready with the estimated distances of the cameras to the monitoring station as these will be counted in the cost estimates.

* Ask for the available starter packages for surveillance systems if you are using your PC.

Knowing what to ask from the vendor gives you the edge when you are shopping for CCTV or DVR surveillance systems.
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DVR surveillance systems work well with a video capture card for security cameras. Indeed, remote DVR surveillance has come a long way. Visit Video-Surveillance-Guide.com today.
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