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Important Facts About Security Cameras

Jul 3, 2008
A security camera is basically a video transmitter that runs into a receiver and is viewed through a monitor. Security cameras are commonly used on commercial property such as parking lots, or for surveillance of a residential home. The security camera data can be recorded and constantly monitored by a person watching the security monitor which is in line with the security system.

In darker environments, night vision security cameras can be used to provide excellent surveillance of the surrounding area. Some of these cameras can also be used during the day as well as at night. Most night vision security cameras will allow you to see intruders on your property with good clarity.

Night vision security cameras are able to detect people through the use of an infrared LED. Heat emitted by humans is captured by a thermal imaging device and revealed through the monitor.

If a larger area needs to be covered, an infrared illuminator can be used to provide greater clarity when viewing the data through a monitor. Infrared Illuminators are often used for commercial property that covers a larger area.

Modern night vision security cameras can be used both as indoor and outdoor units. They are commonly protected from the elements and are usually enclosed in a metal shell. Most have triggering alarms or lightings which start automatically on seeing any moving object. Many night vision security cameras also have microphones to pick up sounds. Some of these cameras can provide coverage greater than 150 feet.

With new technology security cameras have become so small and are easily disguised. Many shop owners in malls have placed security cameras disguised in their merchandise placed in random places. Security cameras are also designed to blend in with their surroundings and placed in obscure places making them difficult to see.

The crime rate is so high security cameras are on the rise so loss prevention will not affect the cost of the selling of merchandise. Theft hurts the consumer because store dealers must raise prices to compensate for loss in profits due to theft.

Security cameras range greatly in price. Price doesn't necessarily mean better, depending on what the security camera will be used for. Typically security cameras used for commercial use need to cover a larger area making them more expensive. If the camera is going to be for personal use then one that isn't that expensive will probably do what you need it for.
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