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How often should preventive maintenance be carried out? As the term implies, CCTV preventive maintenance involves regularly testing of the functionalities of CCTV surveillance equipment to reduce the probability of malfunction or failure.
Regular maintenance of systems ensures that the CCTV systems are working to their optimum performance and that images recorded and stored are fit for purpose and of evidence quality. Preventive maintenance is an essential part of ensuring continuous surveillance and helps to deter break-in, theft and the overall security of the area.
Many Analog CCTV cameras users often come to us to enquire about better image quality cameras. We hear your feedback and are excited to announce the launch of the all new 5MP HDTVI Analog camera. This will allow users to enjoy 4K video resolution while safeguarding their investment. Here are the key benefits along with this upgrade.
Our clients have often posed many questions regarding CCTV Systems and how it works. We have since compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you have a better understanding of CCTV Systems.
What happens during power failure?
There will be no recording during a power failure. However, if you require recording even when there is a power failure, you can install an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) for the system to counter this issue.
What is the duration of recording?
Duration of recording is determined by a few factors that are image resolutions, FPS, Hard disk space and recording setting. For example, 4 cameras on a 2TB HDD will be able to record up to 3-5weeks if the system is set to record on motion recording at 12 FPS and 1080P resolution.
The cost of installing CCTV system in a retail store has always been a concern to many storeowners. With the rapid improvements in technology, prices of CCTV system have become much more affordable as compared to the past. Moreover, having a CCTV system in place could even help to lower your operational costs. Following are a few reasons how having a CCTV System can help in your businesses.
The need for security officer
With the help of CCTV cameras, retail stores will no longer require as many security officers as before. This is because the cameras will be able to capture every section of the store and you can reduce the need to hire multiple security officers to patrol your premises. Additionally, security officers can also monitor the store remotely at any time, further enhancing the security of the store.
Many of our customers have often enquired if our cameras support motion detection and how this camera feature could benefit them. In this article, we will be sharing with you some advantages of motion detection cameras.
What are motion detection cameras?
Motion detection cameras are cameras that are capable of detecting motion. The detection is basically activated by the process of comparing sequential images and determining whether the difference between them represent motion. If there are significant differences between two consecutive images, the cameras will “conclude” that there has been motion within the monitored area.
With this feature, the user can configure a chain of events such as triggering the recording and sending out email alerts, once the camera determined motion/movement in the area of surveillance.
Some key benefits of using motion detection cameras:
Yes of course, CCTV camera, or IP Camera can record audio, together with video image.
Nonetheless the two types of CCTV cameras; Analog CCTV camera, and IP CCTV camera record the sound in different manners.
Analog CCTV Camera
The audio input of the Analog camera is directly connected to the DVR (recording device). This means that between the DVR and the audio microphone, there is an Analog signal transmission. The digitalisation of the audio signal is done at the recorder level.
The limit on the number of microphones that can be installed in the system will depend on the number of audio input that is available on the DVR itself.
When it comes to installing CCTV system at a residential property, the most frequently asked question by many homeowners are whether they are allowed to install video surveillance system to monitor their helpers. Generally there is no issue in doing so, but before rushing into it, there are some factors to consider. This article shares a few pointers to note before making a decision to install CCTV system at your home.
Install out of Necessity Most homeowners would only look into surveillance if their helpers are engaged to take care of infants, toddlers or elderlies whom are incapable or unable to verbalise how they have been treated. Other cases such as suspicion of your helper stealing, spiking of food or doing other dodgy activities are also few factors that make homeowners choose to install CCTV System.
The topic around installation of CCTV Systems in office premises has always been a hot topic of debate in many organisations. Some feel that having a CCTV system in place provides assurance that they are being well protected, while on the flip side, others feel that their privacy is being compromised.
In this article, we share some potential benefits your organisation could gain from having a CCTV system at your workplace.
1. Curb Workplace Harassment and Misconduct
Harassment at the office has always been one of the key concerns for many employers. With CCTV systems in place, employees’ sense of security would be heightened knowing that they are being more protected with live surveillance features.
CCTV recordings can serve as a form of evidence when incidents occur. This could be vital to clear any misunderstanding and prevent any employee from being maligned.
These days, off-the-shelf Wireless IP cameras are easily available in the market. Consumers often find themselves in a dilemma of choosing to install a full-fledged CCTV system or an off-the-shelf solution.
In this article we will list out a few factors that you can consider before making your purchase.
CCTV surveillance cameras are commonplace in most urban developments. Nonetheless, it is necessary to be aware of the rules and regulations on installation of CCTV Cameras in most HDB and private condominiums. An application is commonly required by the MCST and town councils pertaining to installation of cameras at common areas. You can always write in to them for approval.
Do bear in mind of the need to juggle your requirements of having a camera installed outside your house against the privacy of your neighbours. Having the camera installed at the right location and angle should solve most of the issue.