Additional features for surveillance cameras

Additional features for surveillance cameras

One of the most important things that you are going to need to think about before buying surveillance cameras is how many cameras you are going to want to install. Basically what you want to do is to visual where you are going to want to place the cameras and where they are going to do the most for your current needs. For example if you are running a business and need to watch to make sure certain merchandise isn’t stolen then you would want to place at least one camera on that merchandise to watch it all of the time. Another example would be if you were trying to protect your home from robbers and you had a few weak points of entry such as your backyard fence you might need to place cameras on two corners of the fence and then one at the corner of your garage to give you maximum protection. But the reason you want to think about this is because you are going to need to buy a surveillance system that will allow you to hook up a certain number of cameras to the system. But not only that you are also going to want to look for some additional features that many surveillance systems have.

Here are some additional features that surveillance cameras can have.

  • Operating system – Windows XP or higher
  • CPU – 3000+ AMD Sempron Processor
  • Memory – 1 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive – 160 GB or more, remember you can always upgrade your hard drive
  • Camera Input – 4
  • Audio Input – 4
  • Frames per second: Real Time at 120fps
  • Resolution – 720 x 480, you can also go higher but keep in mind that the higher the resolution the more space the video is going to take up on the hard drive. But you will also get a sharper image the higher the resolution
  • Alarm detection with snapshot and/or video email alerts
  • PTZ controls
  • Point of sale control and alerts
  • Password protected
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Stealth mode operation
  • MPEG 4 video compression for high resolution video
  • High speed CD burner
  • PDA remote access and monitoring

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