CCTV and Security
CCTV, or closed-circuit television, is a surveillance system that allows recorded and real-time monitoring of what is happening in and around your property. Modern CCTV systems combine modern hardware and software to provide higher image clarity, faster frame rates, more affordable storage options, and compatible formatting. Advanced surveillance software can even implement face and motion detection, and more specific applications such as people counting, licence plate recognition and temperature reading.
At CMA Electrical and Data Pty Ltd., we aim to customise the CCTV installation we offer to better suit and add value to the needs and constraints of our clients. We can also offer a full design and construct service with our catalogue of ready-to-install and modular CCTV systems. Our service starts with the right setup for your surveillance needs following the four main components of a modern CCTV system; camera, wiring, recorder, and display unit.
CCTVs capture video footage and are desirable for installation in high-crime places. The presence of CCTVs can discourage misconduct among potential criminals. When crimes do happen, CCTV footage can greatly aid in the recovery and litigation efforts. The camera is, therefore, the first consideration in installing a CCTV surveillance system.
CCTV cameras have two broad types: analog and digital. Analog cameras transfer footage to the recorders via wires. Digital cameras, also called IP cameras, transfer footage via a wireless protocol. Each type offers various benefits, depending on building needs. Analog cameras are affordable and effective on properties with a smaller area. Digital cameras offer flexible features like remote zoom and repositioning.
A CCTV system must include display units both for real-time and on-demand footage review. Display units can range from a black-and-white screen to an HD colour monitor. With NVRs, remote access is also possible using smartphones and laptops.
Whether analog or digital cameras are used, wiring is an important component for CCTV systems. Data cables link different pieces of equipment together – from cameras, recorders, and display units to modems. Electrical wires provide the needed power for equipment to function.
Captured footage must be stored for CCTV cameras to be fully functional. Captured footage can be viewed later with recorders. One must consider several factors when choosing the right recorder. Storage size, video compatibility, and price are almost always some of these.
Two broad types of recorders are available: DVRs and NVRs. DVRs or digital video recorders are compatible with analog cameras and offer basic functionality in storage. NVRs or network video recorders can work with both analog and digital cameras. NVRs are modern solutions that enable advanced features like remote access of footage via smartphones.
At CMA Electrical and Data Pty Ltd., we understand the multitude of available components for CCTV systems. Our highly experienced team has installed on multiple locations of varying needs and constraints. We value collaboration and thus have a consultative approach when dealing with our clients. For your CCTV system needs, whether commercial or residential, get in touch with one of our experienced staff today.