What is CCTV Camera
CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television. It is a video system that consists of strategically placed video cameras around an area that records footage, and is then transmitted to a display monitor(s) for real-time viewing as well as footage playback. The footage is stored on digital storage devices for either long-term or short-term purposes. A closed circuit television system consists of a camera, video monitor, and recording device (VCR, DVR, etc.). A closed circuit television (CCTV) system allows for the viewing of images in real time at a remote location. The live images can also be recorded to a videotape or digital recorder.
You would want to use a CCTV system to increase the security of your business premises and have surveillance on key areas at any one time. This would be particularly useful for large premises or one that holds valuable equipment, products or information. Our team of specialists will help you choose the right system for your site, helping you decide on the ideal positioning and type of cameras to suit. With our range of products you can be assured that we have the right product for any setting.
How Does CCTV Work?
Want to know the ins and outs of how a CCTV system works? It’s not complicated, but it does vary depending on the type of system you install and the components used. However, the overall process is the same. Here’s how a CCTV security system works.
1) The camera sends the video it is recording to the DVR (digital video recorder) which is connected to the monitor or a TV.
2) The video is then recorded on the DVR and sent to a VCR or computer.
3)Depending on your particular setup, you can view the video live as it is being recorded.
CCTV works by the camera or cameras taking a constant sequence of images that are then transmitted by cable or wirelessly (depending on the chosen system type) to the recording device and then on to the display monitor, which enables an individual to see the sequence of images as video footage. The same surveillance cameras are used for burglary prevention, staff monitoring and/or traffic observation. CCTV works by the camera or cameras taking a constant sequence of images that are then transmitted by cable or wirelessly (depending on the chosen system type) to the recording device and then on to the display monitor, which enables an individual to see the sequence of images as video footage.