At City Wide Security Systems, we strive to provide our clients with cost-effective, quality solutions and the Surveillance Systems that we offer are no exception. Our Solutions can range from replacing an analog Time-Lapse VCR with a state of the art Digital Video Recorder, to providing you with a Completely Digital Network Surveillance System that utilizes the latest in Network Technologies. Citywide Security Systems can also integrate digital technology into your existing analog system that will provide your system with the building blocks to migrate from analog to digital, or we can provide you with a completely new Digital Network Surveillance System that will be scalable & flexible. Surveillance systems are not are not monitored by ADT.
Examples of Surveillance Systems available from City Wide Security Systems
In a Completely Digital System, digital video is streamed from the cameras to the Network Video Recorder (NVR) across the network. This enables Monitoring & Recording as far away as the network reaches. Cameras on the network may be accessed individually or all cameras on the network can be accessed by connecting to the Network Video Recorder.
Advantages of a Network Video System are as follows
- High Resolution Images & Consistent Image Quality from all cameras.
- Powerful Centralized Control of the entire system – All camera configurations can be done from the Central Network Video Recorder. Pan/Tilt/Zoom, Input & Output commands are sent across the same network as the video streams.
- Ease of Installation when utilizing Wireless Technologies and Power- Over-Ethernet (PoE). Wireless technology allows cameras to be installed in locations that may be difficult to run cables to, and allows cameras to be installed at greater distances away. There are no limitations due to cable lengths. Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) simplifies camera installations by combining the Camera Power & the Camera Data together on one cable. An additional benefit to this is Centralized Power Distribution, which simplifies the installation of Standby Power.
- Flexibility and Scalability of a Network Video System makes it Superior to existing Digital Video Recorders (DVR’s). The number of cameras that can be added to a DVR is limited. DVR’s can typically only handle 16 or 32 cameras maximum, whereas in a Network Video System, NVR’s can be linked together to appear as one, allowing an almost limitless number of cameras to be connected. In fact, cameras do not need to be installed at the same location as the NVR – as long as there is network connectivity, the cameras can be located anywhere in the world, and still be recorded on the NVR.
- Robust & Redundant Storage Options – For example, the expandability of the storage is limited. With a NVR, the amount of storage space that can be added is virtually limitless.