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3 Things to Know Before Buying Security Cameras in Medley

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Over the last decade, security cameras have evolved significantly. To be fair, these aren’t all a part of everyone’s lives. In other words, it can be intimidating to look through the latest in CCTV technology, features, and types of CCTV security cameras. It could also be a waste of time to hire a marketing consultant. 

Still get a knowledge of how to choose the best security cameras for your home or business before you go to purchase them.

01: Are SD cards integrated or does the DVR require a separate internal storage?

Today, many CCTV cameras are CCTV systems on their own due to advancements in CCTV technology. Micro SD cards are typically included with these cameras. Input cards of different capacities, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB, can be inserted. Medley has many modern security cameras that can be upgraded to 128GB.

Additionally, there are cheaper cameras with no internal storage that rely on the surveillance hard drive of the DVR for storage.

02: Pan/Tilt

Several modern security cameras are able to rotate horizontally and vertically to cover a large area. The maximum horizontal angle that a CCTV camera can rotate is called Pan, and its maximum vertical angle is called tilt. There are a number of CCTV cameras that can pan through 355 degrees and tilt through 90 degrees, for instance, Sricam SP005 SP Series. The apps on some CCTV cameras allow them to rotate remotely. A CCTV camera with a high pan/tilt is therefore necessary if you wish to monitor a vast area in three dimensions.

03: Image quality

Today’s best CCTV cameras produce videos with 720p (1MP) and 1080p resolutions. The higher the resolution, the better the video quality, but it also means you’ll need more storage space to record an entire day of video. You may want to purchase a high-resolution camera if your DVR has large internal storage in terabytes. However, cameras with internal storage will fill up quickly. 

In order to deal with this issue, some cameras have an overwriting feature that automatically overwrites the microSD once it fills up and continues recording. However, this can result in lost recordings. Taking a 1MP camera on a whole day’s recording will take approximately 38GB of data. When choosing a CCTV camera, consider both the storage space and the backup time before just taking a look at the resolution.

Following the selection of the camera model and the technical setup, homeowners should also consider how many cameras they will need, whether they want them in every room, outside areas, and where they will place the equipment. How much importance is placed on the aesthetics of the home will also influence practical aspects such as the color and the size.  Pogo Security offers all these different types and varieties of surveillance systems for customers to choose from. These include high quality security cameras for home and business use.

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