Analogue Cameras

Our cameras are designed to be discreet and blend seamlessly into any environment while still providing excellent surveillance coverage. Our team of experts works closely with clients to understand their specific security needs and recommend the best camera solutions for their space. We have a wide range of cameras in various styles and colours to perfectly suit your needs.

All of our dome cameras are easy to mount and come with wedge accessories for a hassle-free installation process without compromising the line of view. All our CCTV cameras can be fully certified to meet industry standards and product approvals, ensuring that you receive reliable and safe products for your critical applications.

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What is a CCTV camera, and how does it work?

A CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) camera is a type of video camera that is used for surveillance and security purposes. It is designed to capture and record video footage of a specific area or space, which can then be viewed live or later.

The basic components of a CCTV camera system include the camera itself, a recording device (such as a digital video recorder or DVR), and a display monitor. The camera captures video footage and sends it to the recording device for storage. The display monitor allows the footage to be viewed in real-time or played back later.

CCTV cameras can be analogue or digital. Analog cameras send video signals over coaxial cables to a recording device, whereas digital cameras send video signals over an IP network. In recent years, IP (Internet Protocol) cameras have become increasingly popular due to their high resolution and advanced features such as motion detection and remote access.

CCTV cameras can be set up for a variety of purposes, including monitoring public spaces, securing businesses and homes, and improving traffic safety. They can also be used in conjunction with other security measures, such as alarms and access control systems. Overall, CCTV cameras provide an effective way to deter criminal activity, improve safety, and provide valuable evidence in the event of an incident.

Can CCTV cameras be installed outside?

Yes, CCTV cameras can be installed outside. In fact, outdoor surveillance is one of the most common uses of CCTV cameras. Outdoor CCTV cameras are typically designed to be weatherproof and able to withstand various environmental conditions such as rain, wind, and temperature extremes.

All our micro-dome cameras are IP rated and are fitted externally on buses, coaches and trams all over the UK.

What is the difference between analogue and IP CCTV cameras?

The main difference between analogue and IP (Internet Protocol) CCTV cameras is in the way they transmit video signals.

Analog CCTV cameras send video signals in analogue format over coaxial cables to a digital video recorder (DVR) for recording. Analog cameras are typically less expensive than IP cameras, but they offer lower resolution and less flexibility in terms of remote access and integration with other systems.

IP CCTV cameras, on the other hand, send video signals in digital format over an IP network to a network video recorder (NVR) for recording. IP cameras can capture high-resolution images and offer more advanced features such as remote access and analytics. They also allow for easier integration with other network-based systems, such as access control and alarm systems.

In terms of installation, IP cameras can be more complex to install than analogue cameras, as they require networking expertise to set up and configure. However, once installed, IP cameras can be easier to maintain and expand, as additional cameras can be added to the network without the need for additional cabling.

Overall, the choice between analogue and IP CCTV cameras depends on factors such as budget, resolution requirements, and system integration needs. While analogue cameras may be suitable for smaller installations with lower resolution requirements, IP cameras offer more advanced features and scalability for larger, more complex installations.

Can CCTV cameras be used for facial recognition?

Yes, CCTV cameras can be used for facial recognition technology to identify individuals based on their unique facial features. This technology has applications in law enforcement, security, and access control.

What are the benefits of installing CCTV cameras on public transport?

There are several benefits to installing CCTV cameras on public transport, including:

Deterrence: CCTV cameras can deter criminal activity, including vandalism, theft, and assault, by providing a visible reminder that the area is being monitored.

Safety: CCTV cameras can help to improve the safety of passengers and staff by providing a visual record of any incidents that occur on the transport system. This can help to identify and respond to emergencies more quickly.

Evidence: CCTV footage can provide valuable evidence in the event of an incident, such as a crime or accident. This can assist with investigations and improve the chances of identifying and prosecuting perpetrators.

Operational efficiency: CCTV cameras can help to improve the efficiency of transport systems by monitoring passenger flow and identifying potential bottlenecks or areas of congestion. This can help to optimize transport schedules and reduce delays.

Customer confidence: The presence of CCTV cameras can help to improve customer confidence in the safety and security of the transport system, leading to increased ridership and revenue.

Overall, the installation of CCTV cameras on public transport can help to improve safety, reduce crime, and increase operational efficiency, making for a more secure and reliable transport system.

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