Are you confused over which camera to be mounted at your property for the perfect surveillance? First you need to figure out what are you looking for. Do you want to cover the whole premise or want to focus any specific segment, do you need monitoring during day time or night, as well? What should be the picture quality etc? There is variety of cameras available with different features. Read on to know some camera basics.
The camera type affects the quality of pictures captured for monitoring or recording- hence, the quality of lens must be considered as lens is the main component of your CCTV Camera that capture pictures and convert them to electrical signals which are recorded. Make sure that the CCTV camera is able to convert light into video signal effectively since every camera need an optical lens to focus the light onto an picture sensor positioned behind the lens. Hence, the surveillance quality very much depends on the camera lens, this makes quite difficult to choose the right camera system. Consider some points before picking the CCTV camera:
Lighting conditions: Since the lighting levels directly affect the image quality, check whether you require surveillance during day or night as well.
Location of the camera: If you need to monitor your site or outside property then go for outdoor camera which is weatherproof or go for indoor camera for inside monitoring.
Field of View: Wide angle or narrow angle- consider the distance factors
Focal Length: The distance between the camera and the objects to be recorded.
Sensitivity and resolution: Sensitivity implies the response of camera to lighting levels while resolution means the picture quality produced by the CCTV camera.
Color: Certain cameras can also switch between color and monochrome according to the lighting conditions. Monochrome cameras are ideal for low light conditions.
Cost: The cost of the camera as compared to the features, advantages and after-sales service.