How to Use CCTV and IP Cameras for Surveillance and Protection

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CCTV and IP Cameras

Tech and Trends:- The need to be safe and free from harm is nothing new to humankind, but the way in which we protect ourselves has changed by leaps and bounds over the past few decades. CCTV cameras, or close circuit television cameras, allow for multiple cameras to be set up to send information directly to a specific set of monitors that are not view able by anyone else. In addition, IP cameras, or Internet Protocol cameras, are also used for surveillance where the data can be sent and retrieved through the internet or a network.

Although it is unfortunate that businesses need this type of constant surveillance, it may be even more shocking that these cameras are also being used in individual homes to protect families. Granted, thanks to this excellent technology, dozens of thefts have been solved, and all of the criminals apprehended for their actions caught on camera. However, some may be wondering exactly how these cameras work and why they may be so vital to their businesses. Both of these options have their advantages, and disadvantages, but overall, they are well worth considering for any home or business.

The most notable uses of a CCTV camera are for surveillance (both physical and IP), transportation, and traffic monitoring. In addition, the more specific IP cameras can be used to monitor traffic along specific IP addresses, helping to follow the source of anyone trying to hack into a system. As you can see, these products are not solely for the purpose of saying the business has them, but are beneficial to the world as a whole. At the same time, even with how much technology has improved in recent years, these security options are not full proof. Thieves can still find a way to hack into the network system which transmits the data to and from the cameras.

While there is the one major disadvantage, the technology found in these greatly surpasses anything used in the past. These cameras our equipped with a technology known as Video Analytics. This technology allows the cameras to recognize faces, license plates, count the number of people, detect the flow of traffic, specific objects and even notify a building if there is a fire. Considering this, it is obvious these are not solely for the prevention of theft and other crimes, but also to protect the people whom work or live in that building.

In order to use these to protect your business or home, you may want to have them professionally installed after receiving a consultation to know the best location for each camera. Cameras can only capture so much at once and only move so far, making their placement absolutely vital to the protection of your building. The last thing you will need to decide is how the data will be transmitted throughout the building. Using the closed circuit means the information will only be accessible within the building, whereas allowing the data to be transmitted across a computer network or through the Internet, you will be able to access it outside of the building.

OmniVision has been providing Australian home- and business owners across the country for over a decade with a variety of security solutions. They specialise in remote-monitoring and Internet security technology, using a range of wireless and wired devices to implement the best security practices. Check out their website for products and services.

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