Never before in the history of the world have we been so wired, and wireless and caught on camera. With camera surveillance becoming more and more affordable with a range of smaller and smaller offerings which can be easily hidden out of the way and deployed virtually anywhere, it has come down to acting in a prudent manner no matter where you are because chances are good you’re on camera.
Whether you’re interested in Analogue CCTV Technology or IP Network technology, you can easily find a solution that fits your needs and your budget. Below are just a few examples of Strengths and Weaknesses with each technology.
Strengths include stability and robust technology. This is full frame-rate, excellent performance using wires. Weaknesses include limited image resolution and hard to upgrade camera firmware.
IP or Network
The strengths with this type of system include higher resolution of images, wireless transmission and more options with data storage.
The weaknesses with this technology include inferior low-light conditions resolution, lower stability and reliance due to potential networking issues.
High Definition (HD-SDI)
Strengths here include excellent high-definition resolution, ease of installation, lots of support with software and compatible devices and low-latency. Weaknesses include a higher cost for equipment, not a lot of DIY tools and support, requiring professionals to intervene.
HD Analog (includes AHD, HD-CVI and HD-TVI)
Similar strengths as the HD offering although this technology being very similar to analog CCTV. Signals are not at risk due to interferences and it’s a low-maintenance and low-cost setup.
Each provides a great way to get started with Camera Surveillance and each offers a good amount of products currently on the market. The choice is subjective on which technology you want to buy into, but with prices continuously going down, it’s not a bad time to invest.