Are you a homeowner or own a business? Are you looking to add a security system to your home or business? You know what you want to cover, but don’t know what camera quality may be best for you? Well, there are a variety of qualities that are out in technology these days. At Security Surveillance System we offer 2K, 4K, and even 8K systems. You may be wondering, what does the K stand for in 2K, 4K, or 8K, which some people didn’t even know existed? K stands for thousand, and it is referring to the number of pixels built into the camera. When there are more pixels in an image, the picture will stand out more in details, henceforth the higher the quality. Cameras come in many shapes and sizes, but the main purpose of a security camera is the image it transfers to a monitor. Security Surveillance System offers many unique cameras from 2 thousand up to 16 thousand pixels. Depending on your needs, detail is really important. For example, a 2K camera will be able to catch the face of a victim, 4k might catch the jewelry the victim was wearing, but 8K will catch the slightest and most important details, like the tattoo of the victim or the marks and bruise they might have. Not that the 2K and 4K will not catch that, but the detail will be remarkable in 8K footage.
Televisions have advanced majorly in the past decades, we went from box TV’s to flat screen HDTVs that show you an image almost close to reality. Soon, 8K TV’s will be offered in retail, which will bring visions of reality to life when showing you the footage on screen. When an incident happened, the TV that the camera footage is transferred may not yet be able to handle it when footage is minimized, but when the footage is maximized, the detail in the footage is remarkable and unbelievable. We also offer HD 1080p, our economical packages still clear as day, but to maximize efficiency and performance, 8K is the way to go.
Medical marijuana is a cash crop that’s very expensive to grow and produce. State licensed marijuana growers face many security challenges ranging from meeting state government regulations, to protecting your crops and preventing theft. As a state licensed marijuana grower, you are required to have 24/7 video surveillance at your facilities with a complete video security system. We offer a wide range of high-quality, reliable video security systems, security cameras and hidden cameras that are engineered to withstand the demands of around-the-clock surveillance.
In a study by Mikael Priks of the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, newly installed surveillance cameras in subway stations in Stockholm, Sweden were shown to decrease crime in that area. Cameras were installed in over 80 subway stations in Stockholm and stayed in operation for two years. The overall crime rate in these usually high-crime stations was reduced by 20 percent, and incidences of robbery, drug-related crime and pickpocketing were reduced by 20-40%. What was also found was that crime outside of the stations where there weren’t any cameras was also reduced.
In Baltimore, Maryland, the city placed hundreds of security cameras in the high-crime and downtown areas. These cameras are “actively monitored” by retired police officers. A study done on this surveillance system showed that there has been a reduction of at least 30 incidents of criminal activity per month since installment. According to the Urban Institute, while the city spent a whopping $8 million on the system (installation and maintenance), they have saved over $12 million in criminal justice costs!
Although the success rate of crime reduction in security camera use depends on users actively monitoring the system , the majority of studies about this subject come to the conclusion that camera surveillance is indeed a great tool to prevent crime in public spaces, homes, and businesses.
Below is a list of a the most important questions that we ask when we come to your location for a security evaluation. We need as much information as possible to ensure the proper installation and equipment to cover the type of application required.
- Where is the system going? Is it a home or office? – This is helpful to know as the types of cameras used for different applications can be very similar but coverage can be more limited on lower end cameras that on higher end cameras.
- Are the cameras going to be inside or outside? – Many camera types are suitable for inside and outside but not all of them.
- What is the lighting like where the cameras are to be mounted? – This is important to determine if you need infrared cameras or just basic cameras.
- What is the size of the area that you are trying to cover? (Distance from camera to the end of the property and width of area to be covered) – Many of the lower end or Analog cameras are only able to focus on shorter distances. These cameras are great for indoor applications but not very useful outdoors. Then there are the higher resolution HD or IP cameras that will reach quite a bit further or even better, PTZ cameras that you are able to control manually and point, tilt and zoom to the area you want to view.
- What types of coverage are you looking for? – Are you watching over a cash register? Are you watching over an office? Are you trying to catch someone who is stealing your mail at home? Are you tracking license plates in a public parking lot? These are all different things that we have seen people use cameras for. This will help to determine the clarity that you need and range of view that you need.
- What is your budget? – This too can help determine the type of equipment to offer. If you are a homeowner then chances are you are not going to have the same budget that a large corporation will have. This can also determine the type and number of cameras to offer.
- How much time do you need to be able to review? – Some types of companies are required a certain amount of time be available on their camera recordings. For example: we had a client that due to the type of clients that they catered to they were required by law to be able to access footage as far back as 90 days. This helped us to determine the proper hard drive size and settings for the cameras to make sure that the footage was guaranteed to save that far back.
All of these are very important things to consider before sitting down with one of our representatives for your free custom security review. We take pride in everything we do and we want to be sure that you get the right system to fit your needs. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions or to set up your free evaluation today.