How much CCTV footage can you store on the system?
It depends on the amount of CCTV cameras and the size of the hard drive, to determine the amount of footage that can be stored on the hard drive.
If you are running up to four CCTV cameras, on a 500 GB hard drive, you will get anything from three to four weeks of footage.
How do you store CCTV footage?
Do you need to forward through all the footage to find particular incidents?
A CCTV DVR allows for selective viewing by prompting the given date and time.
This alleviates micro searching for certain activities on the system.
Black and white or colour CCTV monitor?
A black and white monitor is a little more economical and it is sufficient for home use and soft surveillance.
Colour CCTV will prove a lot more helpful in the event of criminal prosecution.
Can a CCTV camera be hidden?
Hidden or disguised CCTV cameras are called covert cameras and can be disguised as alarm passives or smoke detectors, just to name a few.
Covert cameras are usually used to monitor areas in private investigations or stop theft suspicions.
Different CCTV Systems
There are various different options on CCTV systems.
Your CCTV security system can be run through a PC and dedicated PC which has the CCTV software downloaded onto it.
Or you could use a digital video recorder, which is an embedded recorder, which will record all your footage.
The CCTV system can run anything from one camera up to four cameras on a basic DVT system. Then you can go from four up to eight, eight to sixteen, to thirty two, etc.
For further information on CCTV cameras and installations, contact SAS Security Services on 021 556 3050.