The CCTV industry is renowned for making life complicated when choosing the best CCTV Camera for your home.
Traditionally you had two choices:
1. Analogue CCTV Camera System
2. An IP CCTV System.
An Analogue CCTV Camera’s resolution is measured in TVL (TV Lines), whereas an IP Camera’s resolution is measured in Megapixels.
So typically a CCTV company will specify the following CCTV cameras for home use:
• A 700TVL to 1000TVL CCTV Camera (equates to approximately 450,000 – 500,000 pixels
• A 1.3 Megapixel IP CCTV Camera (equates to 1.3 Million pixels)
• A 2 Megapixel IP CCTV Camera
• A 3 Megapixel IP CCTV Camera
So, it is clearly obvious that an IP Megapixel Camera will give you greater coverage and clearer coverage around your home, but that you are going to pay a lot more money for an IP Megapixel Camera. The other differences between an IP camera & analogue camera are that an IP camera has its own unique IP address and can have more intelligence built on board the camera along with easy to set up IP wireless links even over long distances etc. In general analogue wireless CCTV devices are very poor.
When IP Cameras became used more frequently, some manufacturers wanted to stay with the traditional way of installing cameras, steering clear of IP cameras etc. This led to a clash of ideas within the CCTV industry. They went on to develop HD camera technology. The major problem with these HD cameras was in most cases they were more expensive than the equivalent IP camera but offered less all round.
To bridge the gap in the market a manufacturer called HIKVISION stepped in with new technology called Turbo HD given us the high quality Megapixel images at a price only slightly higher than a traditional analogue system.
With the Turbo HD CCTV solution you can run cameras at a distance from up to 500 meters from the recorder. If you have installed analogue CCTV cameras in your home in the past, the existing cabling can be utilised and reused.
So what else can the HIKVISION Turbo HD solution offer you?
• Real-time Full High Definition CCTV Camera Footage – based on HDTVI (high definition transfer video interface)
• 3rd Party compatibility – only upgrade the DVR and as many cameras as you wish and have a mix of your old analogue cameras and the new HD camera
• At programming stage (no searching for IP cameras and changing of IP addresses) the Turbo HD DVR auto-detects the incoming signal from the camera over the coaxial or CAT5 cable and configures the input and recording accordingly
• Full range of Cameras with strong IR illuminators. The standard Bullet IR camera comes with double infrared given you up to 80 meters visibility in complete darkness
• All the Cameras come with Smart IR (Infra Red), which means that if a person is close to an Infra Red camera at night time, the camera will adjust the infra red so the IRs won’t wash out the person’s face when it is dark at night.
• All the cameras come with an IP (ingress protection) rating IP66, meaning it won’t let in water or dust.
• Low Lux models are available if you want to have a colour CCTV video picture at night time, you will need separate lighting to achieve this.
So, at a fraction of the cost of IP Megapixel Cameras, a HIKVISION Turbo CCTV System is by the far the most cost efficient way of installing high quality CCTV Cameras at your home.
A 1.3 Megapixel Camera – taken as a picture off a Phone
A 700TVL Camera, taken as a picture off a phone.
To find out more about this cost effective, efficient CCTV System call us on 01 6896390 or Contact Us through the website today.