Imperial Communications installs an extensive selection of state-of-the-art video surveillance equipment.
CCTV Systems cameras come in many different styles, shapes and sizes. The right CCTV camera to be used depends on many factors such as purpose, location and local conditions. Imperial Communication can determine which is the right security camera type for your application. The following are the most commonly used cameras today:
Dome cameras are the most commonly used stlye of cameras. They are great for low ceiling applications but depending on the model can be used for almost any application needed. They also have the most variaety on Vandalproof models.
PTZ Cameras (Pan, Tilt and Zoom)
PTZ camerascan be moved left to right, up and down, and zoomed in or out via computer, DVR or PTZ joystick. These cameras are often used in casinos, shopping malls and other public places where it is imperative to have clear identification of moving people or objects.
Bullet style cameras can be used for indoor and outdoor applications, depending on the model. This style camera is usually installed in high places where no one can reach them. Outdoor models include a shed to protect them from weather and sun glare.
Smoke Detector Camera
CCTV Systems use many different camera types depending on the security needs. Common camera classifications among which customers can choose include:
Analog or Digital Security Cameras
Analog cameras, a traditional type, record to tape. Digital cameras record to digital video recorders (DVR), a format that offers more flexible storage options.
Fixed or Point Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) Security Cameras
Fixed cameras remain in one position. PTZ cameras can be moved left to right, up and down and zoomed in and out via a computer, DVR or PTZ joystick. These cameras often are used in casinos, shopping malls and other public places where it is imperative to access clear identification of moving people and objects.
Indoor or Outdoor Security Cameras
Outdoor cameras are built tough to withstand the elements, while indoor cameras can be more delicate.
Infrared Security Cameras
Most security cameras today are digital color with infrared LEDs, which film in color by day and in black and white IR by night.
Vandal Resistant Security Cameras
Depending on the location of the camera, it may be necessary to make it resistant to vandals with a tough exterior. Consider this option for cameras in a vulnerable location.
Day and Night Security Cameras (Low Light Cameras)
Infrared security cameras usually film in color during the day and then switch to black and white when it becomes dark. A photoelectric sensor detects the darkness and turns on the LEDs and flips the camera to black and white.
Dome, Bullet, Box, Corner and Pinhole Security Cameras
CCTV Camera shapes, sizes and materials vary according to which of the above classifications are selected. For example, dome cameras are used in well-lit locations with low ceilings, whereas bullet cameras are used in low light conditions such as nightlife operations. Corner cameras are used in tight spaces such as elevators. Some larger cameras like standard box cameras may serve as a visual deterrent, while others, like pinhole cameras, are small in order to avoid detection.