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Video Surveillance Cameras and CCTV FAQs

No matter what type of business you operate, safety is a top priority. When it comes to picking out video surveillance cameras for your business, it’s natural for questions to arise. You want to choose the best camera for your business needs. Read on to see if we answer your top video surveillance camera questions!

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Video Surveillance Cameras and CCTV FAQS

Q: What type of cameras are there? 

A: At ROS Electric, there are seven different types of cameras for you to choose from:

  • Analog Cameras – This is a traditional camera used in CCTV systems that sends video over cable to VCRs.
  • IP Cameras – This camera receives and sends video footage via an IP network.
  • Hi-Resolution Cameras – The video quality on this camera is much higher in image detail compared to other types of cameras.
  • Night Vision Cameras – Uses infrared light to illuminate images in the dark.
  • Pan, Tilt, Zoom Cameras – PTZs include a rotating camera with zoom capabilities.
  • Fixed Lens Cameras – The lens is fixed as the focus is not adjustable with this camera.
  • Varifocal Cameras – By including various focal lengths, this camera is able to change focus as the camera zooms in and out

Q: What type of playback features are there?

A: Our cameras offer four different types of playback features:

  • Continuous loop – allows you to repeat your selection continuously without interruption.
  • Motion Activated – the camera starts recording once motion is detected
  • Line crossing – add lines on the camera that should not be crossed, ideal for fence detection
  • Custom Analytics – set custom analytics of what you want the playback to focus on

Q: How many cameras are required to protect a facility?

A: The amount of cameras that are needed to protect a facility is solely based on the security needs, and vulnerabilities, of the specific client’s facility. When you work with ROS Electric, we’ll first conduct a site survey of the facility to ascertain and determine the client’s site specifics requirements. Then, we will design a system to best secure the facility for years to come. 

Q: Are pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) cameras better than fixed cameras?

A: No, a PTZ is an application-specific camera that tracks movement whereas a fixed lens camera takes detailed shots. While each camera has a specific purpose, we use our site survey and design to recommend the type of application-specific cameras needed to properly secure the facility. 

Q: What do I need for a complete CCTV system in New Jersey?

A: In New Jersey, a properly installed CCTV, also known as a security surveillance system, starts with a security plan. You will first need to identify the vulnerable areas in and around your facility and prioritize them. Then, ROS Electric will conduct a site survey of your property to help determine this first step.

Next, ROS will design a security surveillance system to meet the security concerns and needs established in the security plan. It needs to work with the wiring infrastructure of the said facility and make sure it won’t break the budget.   

Once the system has been installed the last, and most vital step is the commissioning of the new security surveillance system. ROS will work with your security team to position and focus all cameras, establish rights, and perform onboarding training for all security personnel. This way they can best leverage the benefits of their newly installed CCTV system for years to come. 

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Key Takeaways:

  • At ROS Electric, there are seven different types of cameras for you to choose from.
  • The amount of cameras needed to protect a facility is solely based on the security needs, and vulnerabilities, of said facility.
  • A PTZ is an application-specific camera that tracks movement whereas a fixed lens camera takes detailed shots.

Work With ROS Electric Today!

If you are looking for high-quality video surveillance cameras, ROS Electric is here to help! Companies like ours are seasoned at creating personalized video surveillance systems for companies of all sizes. We stop at nothing to provide our clients with high-quality products and services. Contact us today for a quote and more information!

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