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Select The Right Security Camera system
Let us help you to select perfect security camera system for your property. Whether it is for your homes, your business, your shops, or perhaps even your farmhouse, there are alot of options to choose from. Before buying a cctv system, however, there are some important questions that you must ask yourself.
How many cameras do you need?
The first step is knowing the number of cameras you needed for your property.
What type of sytem is best for you?
There are three technologies used in CCTV surveillance system - IP/Digital, Analog, and wireless.
What resolution shows quality video?
Technozone offers systems ranging from 720p HD all the way to 4K Ultra HD resolutions
Night vision capabilities - Offcourse Yes!
Different cameras come with different night vision ranges and options.
What type of cameras perfect?
Choose any specialty cameras that will help you properly monitor your property.
Additional accessories needed?
Don't forget to look at our wide range of accessories to help you meet your needs.
How Many Cameras Do You Need?
The amount of security coverage is up to you. That's why Technozone offers a wide variety of security camera systems, ranging anywhere from a 2 to a 32-camera system. Take a walk around your property and identify the essential areas that need monitoring. Here are a few ideas of where security cameras are typically installed:
Most intrusions occur through the front, back, or side doors. Large first floor windows also make for easy access points that you might want to consider monitoring. You can choose to install security cameras either indoors or outdoors for most entrances.
Large areas, such as front and backyards, are easily monitored by installing security cameras up high. This provides a wider area of coverage. Some people also secure the sides of their building, especially if there are ways to enter without crossing the front or back areas.
Objects of value
You may want to install security cameras to monitor specific objects of value, such as cars in your garage, rare collectables in your basement, or perhaps a jewelry box in a safe or closet. These cameras are usually best to be installed in discreet ways so they are not easily seen.
Bullet or Dome Security Cameras?
You will want to consider what type of security camera you want next. Most security cameras can be separated into two different styles: "bullet" or "dome." In general, bullet cameras are typically installed outdoors while dome cameras are usually installed indoors. But with no real fundamental differences in functionality, it is more about where you want to install them and the aesthetic you desire.
A bullet camera has a long, cylindrical (or rectangular) shape to it, like the barrel of a gun or a bullet.
- Best used for wall mounting
- Can be installed on a ceiling, soffit, or eaves
- Easily adjustable field of view
- Ideal for out of reach installations
- Easier to see / good deterrent
- Removable weather shield for indoor applications
A dome security camera has architectural element that resembles the upper half of a sphere.
- Best used for ceiling, soffit, or eaves mounting
- Small body / more discreet
- Direction of lens is more hidden
- Highly vandal resistant
- Ideal for "within reach" installations
- Fits nicely into ceiling corners
- Blends in with interior designs
Security Camera Installation Tip
In some cases, it's a good idea to combine clearly visible security cameras with discreet cameras. The visible cameras will let potential intruders know that they are being watched, which will often be enough to deter them away from your property. If they continue, however, they will most likely move purposefully around those cameras. That is where your more discreet security cameras will come into play.
What type of system?
The next step is to choose what type of security camera system suits your needs. This choice depends on a few important factors, including available channels, cabling, resolution, frame-rate, and hard drive size. Technozone offers four different types of security camera systems. Each of these use different technology to provide you with continuous surveillance coverage.
IP Camera System
An Internet Protocol (IP) security camera system uses a Network Video Recorder (NVR) and IP security cameras. These elements are easily connected using a single Cat5e ethernet cable. IP cameras connected to an NVR do not have to be plugged into an electrical socket. They receive power directly from the NVR thanks to Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology.
Why Choose IP?
IP security camera systems are typically considered to be the best. They offer the highest amount of channels (32), the highest resolution (4K), and the highest frame rate (30fps @ 4K). They can also record audio on every channel and come with the option to expand the total amount of hard drive space. On the other hand, the maximum distance the camera can be from the NVR is 300ft. If more distance is needed, you will need to add a PoE switch. For more information on PoE switches, please refer to our Power-over-Ethernet article.
MPX Camera System
MPX security camera systems use a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and MPX security cameras. The cameras and DVR are connected using RG59 siamese BNC cables. These siamese cables have two ends, one for video and one for power. This allows you to plug the security cameras into an outlet beside the DVR, rather than having to find an outlet close to the camera (up to 300ft).
Why Choose MPX?
MPX security cameras systems are very versatile. They are especially good for larger properties, since you can run a single BNC cable up to 800ft away (video only). Technozone DVRs are also backwards-compatible, which means that you can use your old analog cameras or choose from our wide range of analog security cameras to expand your system. In comparison to an NVR, the highest resolution for DVRs is 1080p. The frame rate is lower as well (15fps at 1080p). The good news is that 2K DVRs and MPX security cameras will be available for purchase soon.
Wireless Camera System
Wireless security camera systems typically offer the same features as wired systems, but without the hassle of long distance cabling. Wireless cameras are connected by attaching a wireless transmitter to the BNC port on the back of a DVR. Since wireless cameras can be used with DVR systems, it is easy to add wireless security cameras to any wired MPX system.
Why Choose Wireless?
Wireless cameras are easy to set-up since there are no video cables. They can transmit video to a receiver up to 500ft / 137m away if there is a clear line-of-site. This makes them particularly effective when monitoring large open areas or detached buildings. It is important to note that wireless security cameras still need to be plugged in. The "wireless" aspect of wireless cameras takes place between the camera and receiver. However, having a constant power supply allows for wireless cameras to provide 24-hour monitoring and more powerful night vision.
Learn More About Security Camera Systems
Please refer to the articles below for more information regarding the differences between each type of security camera system.
What Resolution Do You Need?
The resolution indicates the size of the video produced by the security camera. Simply put, the higher the resolution, the larger the video. The larger the video, the more detail you will see. The more details you see, the better chance you will have to capture useable evidence should an incident ever occur on your property. Technozone offers plenty of options when it comes to resolution - from 720p HD all the way to 4K Ultra HD security cameras.
Resolution is determined by the quality of the image sensor within the camera. These sensors are classified by their number of megapixels (the equivalent to one million pixels). Please see the chart below to see how the amount of megapixels determines the ultimate resolution size.
# of Megapixels
1mp | HD 720P
1280 x 720
2mp | Full HD 1080P
1920 x 1080
3mp | Extreme HD 2K
2048 x 1536
4mp | Extreme HD 2K
2688 x 1520
5mp | Extreme HD 2K
2560 x 1960
8mp | Ultra HD 4K
3840 x 2160
Things to consider
The main reason to install a security camera system is to capture useful evidence should an incident occur on your property. Unquestionably, 4K resolution will provide you with the best chance to capture specific details, such as license plates or facial features. But, of course, better cameras cost more money. So consider these important factors to see what resolution is right for you.
If you are planning on installing a camera very high up, then you might want to consider a higher resolution camera. Not only will these cameras provide you with higher clarity at this distance, the higher amount of pixels allows for greater digital zooms. This means that the details won't blur together as quickly as you zoom closer and closer on the action.
Another important factor is how much movement will be within the camera's field of view. 4K cameras use cutting-edge H.265 encoding, which keep file sizes manageable, but the more movement within the frame, the more hard drive space will be needed. Therefore, cameras in high traffic areas, especially if they are not very high up, might not need to be 4K.
Frames Per Second
The frames per second rate indicates how smooth the motion within the video will be. IP cameras can typically record 30fps at 4K, 2K, and 1080p resolutions. MPX cameras, on the other hand, typically record 15fps at 1080p. 15fps is still quite smooth, but if your camera is in a high traffic or extremely important area, an IP security camera will deliver the smoothest HD video.
The Choice Is Yours
The days of choppy and grainy security footage are gone. 1080p is the new standard for a wired security system. 2K and 4K resolutions will offer additional clarity and detail, but for simple home installations, 1080p will still deliver crystal clear and vivid video footage. For businesses, conversely, especially if there is a lot of money or other valuables changing hands, you may want to consider a 2K or 4K system to ensure the most detailed evidence.
Do you need night vision?
Security monitoring is a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week job. Intrusions and thefts can occur at anytime. Typically, home intrusions occur more during the workday (around 10am-3pm) than at night. Business robberies and property theft (such as stolen cars) however, usually occur while people are fast asleep. Thankfully, the vast majority of Hikvision/Dahua security cameras come equipped with some kind of night vision capabilities.
Day / Night Low-Light mode
Some cameras have a day-night mode that automatically switches the video to black and white in low light conditions. These cameras do not contain infrared lights and need some kind of ambient light (such as streetlights) in order to see at night.
Infrared Night Vision
Most security cameras contain infrared LED lights. These lights basically flood the area in front of the camera in infrared light. The cameras, built to be receptive to this light, can see the reflection of the infrared lights on the objects in the scene.
Color Night Vision™
Color Night Vision (CNV) cameras use the same technology as infrared cameras, but use advanced image sensors that absorb more light, which allows them to continue to provide full color video through the night. Ambient light is required for CNV.
Thermal Night Vision
Technozone also offers thermal security cameras that do not rely on any light at all. Instead they sense minute differences in heat temperature and display the video as shades of grey. Hotter things, like humans or machines, glow brighter than cooler areas.
Night Vision Tips
Security camera systems do not always come with the same camera model. In fact, most have two or three different varieties of security cameras. This allows you to customize your set-up with one type of camera for one location and a different model for another. While selecting a security system, please refer to the product description or features to find out the night vision capabilities of each included camera. In general, the best night vision cameras should be your primary outdoor cameras. It is also important to note the lighting conditions each camera will be in. As stated, Day / Night mode security cameras require external light for night vision. Infrared security cameras, on the hand, do not require any ambient light at all (although the ultimate night vision range will not be as far without any supporting light). Ambient light is also required to achieve Color Night Vision. In total darkness, these cameras still have long range black and white night vision capabilities.
Learn More About Night Vision
Please refer to articles below for more information about night vision technology and cameras.
What kind of cameras do you need?
No property is the same. That is why no security camera system is the same. Every system includes a different configuration of security cameras to meet different needs. In general, bullet shaped security cameras are usually used for outdoor installations. They fit nicely under eavestroughs and are easy to position when installed on the side of walls. Dome cameras, on the other hand, are less obtrusive for indoor locations and fit nicely on ceilings. Either way, both types are fully weatherproof, so the choice is yours. Some configurations also include specialty security cameras that can be used to help you achieve your ideal security set-up.
PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) security cameras are ideal for large, open areas. They are able to rapidly pan and tilt, and can spin 360°. Most PTZ camera models come with preset or fully customizable viewing tours to maximize your coverage area. Optical zooms also allow you to use the zoom within patterns without losing video quality.
Security cameras with built-in motorized varifocal lenses have the ability to zoom in and out. With excellent optical zooms, you can adjust the camera's field of view from a narrow 33° (for a smaller area) to a wide 93° (for larger areas). These changes can be easily made remotely from a connected smartphone or tablet.
Ultra-wide security cameras provide additional security coverage thanks to their massive 120° horizontal / 160° diagonal field of view. These cameras are perfect for large areas, entranceway monitoring, and wide indoor rooms. In fact, one ultra-wide angle cameras can take the place of multiple standard viewing cameras.
We always suggest installing cameras up high to help protect them from vandalism. This is not always possible, however. If you need to have a camera "within-reach," choose an IK10 vandal-proof security camera. These cameras come with extra sturdy and rugged exteriors that can stand up to violent impacts.
Add another dimension of security coverage with an audio security camera. These cameras come with a built-in microphone that records audio. This can add vital information (such as voices) and can even help you interpret events. This feature is particularly effective for monitoring activity close to buildings or inside large rooms.
Thermal security cameras sense heat, rather than seeing visible light. But their resolution cannot compare to one of our visible security cameras. This means you can use the superior detection abilities of a thermal camera while capturing important details with an HD security cameras.
Add Individual Cameras
Technozone ffers plenty of security camera systems with open channels. An 8 channel DVR might come with only 4 cameras, for example. This allows you to expand your system with security cameras of your choice. Just make sure they are compatible with your security recorder. Don't worry about thermal security cameras though, they have both MPX and IP system capabilities.
Do You Need Any Security Accessories?
Security systems come with everything you need to get your system up and running. This includes all power adapters, connecting cables, remote and mouse for the security recorder, and a warning decal for your front window. Every security camera within your system will also come with a 60ft long cable. In some cases, additional accessories may be required. Thankfully, we ffers plenty of extension cables and surveillance accessories to meet your specific situation.
Find additional power adapters and power supplies for your security cameras.
Complete your home security hub with a designated security monitor.
Extend the reach of your IP security cameras with a PoE switch.
Don't forget to purchase additional warning signs for other windows or doors.
Protect Your Security Investment
Every Security system purchased from our website includes a free 1-year brand warranty plan. Under this warranty, we will repair or replace your product if found to be defective.