So, you have decided it’s time to kit out your shop or office with CCTV cameras? You are making a really smart decision here. Although lone worker tour guards remain one of the best crime deterrents, it is the CCTV camera that is king! Basically, when you have CCTV cameras installed, you are shifting your focus to the criminals. They will be well aware that they are being closely watched.
This will make them less likely to attempt a robbery. And even if they do, you will have quality CCTV footage as evidence. That is if you chose the right CCTV camera for the job!
Must have info: Know the different types of CCTV cameras
Over the years, security cameras have evolved to become what they are today. When you are browsing and doing your research, it would be best to make sure that you know the types of cameras that are available. It’s not just the different functions of the cameras that you need to consider, but also the look of the camera. Do you want a CCTV camera mounted on a wall, or are you looking for an almost discreet eye on your ceilings? There are about 5 types of cameras available; the infrared camera, the dome camera, the pro box camera, the pan tilt zoom camera and the hidden camera.
The infrared camera
Easily one of the most popular cameras out there, the infrared camera will give you a colourful, high-resolution feed during the day, and when the building is dark, the camera will record in infrared imagery. This camera is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
The dome camera
This is your more discreet camera. It records in a coloured, high-resolution, just like the infrared, but it can also move around. These cameras are also ideally used indoors.
The pro box camera
What’s great about the pro box camera is that the lenses can be changed based on the viewing angle as well as the zoom you might need. These cameras can also be switched from day to night cameras, without compromising on the quality of the video feed.
The pan tilt zoom camera
While these cameras will need a little more cable for installation, they remain a fantastic option for zooming in exactly where you need to see. Again, you will get great visibility from these CCTV cameras and they are ideal for all kinds of offices.
The hidden camera
The name says it all! These cameras will give you the highest level of surveillance but they have the disadvantage of not having strong low light capabilities.