CCTV cameras are used in different places or different purposes, the following are the main areas that the cameras are used, prevention of crime, body warn, monitoring traffic, in industrial operations, providing safety in the transport sector, in sport events , in learning institutions, in monitoring employees, as well as providing home security. In industries, the cameras are used to scan goods, control operation in the kitchen area of a restaurant, monitoring operations such as financial statements, modifying or deleting certain documents, as well as changing reports and other relevant official functions.
The following are the essential factors that businesses need to consider before investing in new security systems. One need to put into account the area that need to be monitored. A business can decide to use either a discrete or a box camera depending on the item that needs to be monitored.
On the other hand you need to know if the camera will be used inside a property or outside. For cameras that are installed outside in harsh environmental conditions need to have a durable designs including an inbuilt heating system that will enable it to start up and run regardless of the temperature difference, also it is vital to install CCTV camera that has a stout video surveillance which enables it to operate in the severe environments and where there are high levels of vibration caused by the movements of passersby and vehicles. If you want to install cameras in your house or kitchen are, you also need to ensure that it comes with protective gears that will prevent dust from getting into the lens. The area that you want to cover with a surveillance system will determine the best cameras to use and the network type you need. The size of the area you want to monitor will determine the resolution you need, for instance wide retail spaces will require high resolution cameras to ensure image quality isn’t compromised when zooming. On the other hand, smaller area such as rooms and offices require small resolution cameras. Once you have considered the resolution of the camera, the next thing is to test the cameras to determine if they will work best with the lighting condition of your room or office, it is obvious that the light inside and outside will be different. Another area of concern is the verification of the video management system including how it is going to be used with the camera, also ensure that the video management system is tailored to meet your security needs.