Surveillance Systems to Meet Every Business Need
CCTV systems are a popular and effective way to protect your employees and your business. Choosing this option is easier than it looks—Metro Alarm & Lock will walk you through the basics and help you make choices based on our years of experience and the needs of your business.
Business security cameras come in both color and black and white. At one time, black and white cameras were cheaper and worked better in low light situations. Today, color security cameras are quite competitive in price and many can switch to black and white mode in low light conditions. The excellent definition of color cameras make them a quality choice for your business security needs.
Format refers to the size of the image processor in the camera, with 1/4″ and 1/3″ as the most common formats for most surveillance cameras. This format size meets the needs of most business security applications.
The lens determines image width and the amount of light let in, and varies depending on the type of camera you choose. Lens types include:
- Fixed focal length = offers only one set field of view and the least expensive
- Variable focal length/ zoom = offer greater flexibility in adjusting your image’s field of view
- Motorized zoom = offers the ability to control your cameras remotely by zooming in for detail, only useful if the system is manned at all times, and the most expensive
Camera housing needs vary as well—indoors cameras provide security with concealment, while outdoor cameras need protection from the elements.
Contact the experts at Metro Alarm & Lock to assist you in choosing the right CCTV system for your surveillance needs.