If you’re thinking about installing security cameras at your home or business, you might consider video quality before making a purchasing decision. We’ve all seen the grainy footage that isn’t helpful for identifying someone. You don’t want that, do you?
Video Quality Mistakes to Avoid
Frames per Second (FPS)
The FPS is how many pictures your security camera captures per second. The industry standard is generally 30 frames per second for smooth, clear images. The higher the frame rate, the better your video quality will be. Avoid low frame rate security camera systems or you may have poor video quality.
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Technology is constantly changing and standards are evolving. The DVR is responsible for storing and playback of security camera footage. If your DVR does not have the latest compression technology and adequate storage space, it will automatically record over your footage on a regular basis and you might not be able to view your video at all. Avoid choosing a device with insufficient storage space or your video may not be accessible.
Network Video Reorder (NVR)
DVRs and NVRs are both responsible for recording video. The main difference is that DVRs typically use analog cameras while NVRs are primarily used with IP cameras. Avoid purchasing incorrect equipment for your security camera needs. Contact us at 321-228-5053 to place you in the correct security camera equipment for your needs. With over 25 years of experience, we can ensure that you’ll get the right equipment for your project.
Analog Cameras (Wired)
The analog camera systems with DVRs are generally wired camera systems. At AVI, we believe that wired cameras are preferred because of their reliability. Our installation team is able to optimize angles, camera placement and hide the wiring for a clean professional installation. Avoid box camera systems with wire runs that are too short for many homes or you may need additional supplies, have exposed wires or poor security camera coverage.
IP Cameras (Wireless)
The IP camera systems that come in a box with NVRs are generally wireless camera systems. Since wireless cameras are connected to Wi-Fi, signal degradation and spotty video quality are common. Wireless cameras are also more likely to be hacked. Another downside to wireless cameras is that battery replacement is an endless chore. Avoid the hassle and avoid the cost which can add up with wireless cameras.
Professional Security Camera Installation Services
At AVI, we specialize in providing and installing quality security camera systems for homes and businesses. We’ll help you pick out the perfect system that fits both your needs and budget and then expertly install it for you. Click the button below to request a quote or for a free consultation with one of our security camera specialists, call us today at 321-228-5053.