You have two main choices when you decide to protect your family and property through a surveillance system installation. Analog systems that you may know as CCTV sound familiar because companies have used them for many years, but newer Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems with IP Camera Installation have introduced significant advances. Your choice depends on which type serves you better, and we can help you decide which one to choose. Our excellent team of surveillance equipment experts can guide you through the complex characteristics of the different types of systems and make them easy to understand.
CCTV stands for “closed-circuit television,” and it uses coax as well as power cables to produce pictures in your surveillance system. Less expensive than PoE systems with internet protocol (IP) cameras, it gives you something to consider unless you need many locations. An analog camera may appeal to you for its simplicity and ability to send recordings to your digital video recorder where technology converts them into digital images and stores them for you to view. High definition analog has improved the quality and resolution of the earlier models of CCTV cameras.
In contrast to analog systems, digital IP systems can use standard network cabling such as Cat6 or 5e to send video images to the internet through a single cable. While more expensive than analog, IP equipment can contain multiple cameras in one unit and reduce the number of separate pieces of equipment that you need. The ease of IP camera installation offers some convenience as well. Your IP camera does not require power at an installation point because it needs only one cable for data and power. Capable of focusing from a remote location, it lets you zoom in on an object or intruder to get a good look. The resolution tends to be higher than analog can offer, and IP cameras can work as motion or smoke detectors and perform other tasks that analog cannot match.
For commercial buildings, we install weatherproof cameras at each point of entry and at locations that can monitor a building’s grounds and perimeters. Our security camera installation procedure focuses on parking garages and exterior parking lots as well. Inside your building, we install cameras in areas where people gather and the potential for security violations exists. The main lobby needs a camera that can provide visibility of the traffic by employees and visitors, and all points of service require coverage as well.
We install cameras along the main corridors of your building and place them in work areas such as cubicle clusters where groups of employees may work. The employee cafeteria or break room requires a camera installation as well to help provide overall security. Our teams ensure the compatibility of your surveillance system with your LAN network, and we welcome the involvement of your information technology staff in the smooth operation of a dynamic system of surveillance.
An exterior security camera installation includes mounting your equipment in locations that we recommend for the most effective views of any activity that may occur around your home. Our team of expert installers locates the outer edge of the roof where the Cat6 cable from each exterior security camera can enter your home. After our team drills holes for the cables and routes them to an interior wall, a “homerun” allows all cables to terminate at a low-voltage receptacle that connects to your networkable video recorder (NVR).
Why Choose "UseThatCam"
When we launched our company five years ago, we envisioned the possibility to make home security products accessible to everyone for protection from intrusion. We still take that goal very seriously and confirm its importance every day. It drives us and motivates us to help you select the most affordable and effective products on the market. Our reputation rests on your satisfaction, and we stand ready to serve you with quality products, integrity, and a genuine concern for your welfare.