CCTV, or Closed Circuit Television, is a surveillance tool for your home or business using video captured through security cameras.
Being closed circuit, it means that the vision taken through the security cameras cannot be broadcast or transmitted openly, it is simply transmitted through to select monitors for the purpose of monitoring the footage.
CCTV systems can be used in a home or business context. It is recommended to seek approval from your neighbours if you are installing CCTV at home, and in a business setting you should notify visitors that they may be recorded via signage.
CCTV systems can be analogue or digital (Internet Protocol or IP), with data transmitted either through coaxial cables in the former and Cat5e or cat6 cables to transfer the video using the internet in the IP system. They can also be wired or wireless. CLF Services can advise you on the best choice of system for your home or business.
There are multiple types of CCTV cameras available depending on your needs.
Bullet cameras use infrared technology via inbuilt infrared lights. These types of cameras are a visual deterrent that can be mounted easily onto eaves and walls, and can be rotated relatively easily to reposition the angle of the camera.
Dome cameras are typically used indoors and placed on the ceiling. The cameras are protected by a dome that also helps to conceal the angle of the lens. They can be wall mounted with brackets but are typically used in the ceiling. The Dome cameras can have compromised vision if they become dirty or dusty.
Turret cameras offer a complete range of motion thanks to their ball and socket type construction. They are flexible and easy to install, and provide reliable vision 24/7.
Our team of Brisbane security experts can provide you with a comprehensive audit of your home or business to identify which type of security solution would suit you best. Contact us today for a quote or for more information on CCTV systems.