Surveillance Cameras


Securing your business or home requires a good surveillance system. Our professional technician will set up your surveillance system and make sure your cameras are properly focused.

We’ll also advise you of any local, state, or federal regulations regarding video and audio recording. Here is what you can expect:

  • Site survey - perform a site walk through with you to identify your security needs.
  • System design - identify camera types, locations, viewing locations, remote view, etc.
  • Pricing options - help you determine system type (analog vs IP cameras) and pricing
  • Schedule and perform installation.

Camera types – IP vs Analog

Determining the camera type is one of the most significant decisions in the process. The camera type will help determine the types of cables that will be used, the power requirements, and the capabilities of the camera system. Here is a table comparing the two camera types:

Analog Camera IP Camera
Cost Lower Cost Higher cost -- Because of the additional technology that is built into each camera, the cost is generally higher than analog versions.
Resolution Lower resolution compared to IP cameras. 6 to 20 times higher resolution
Resolution Rating Usually rated in horizontal TV Lines (TVL) Rated in Pixels (MP).
Cabling RG59 or Siamese cable RJ45 Ethernet cable
Average cable length per camera 100 ft/camera (video coax)
65ft/camera (power)
65 ft/camera (Cat5 incl. PoE)
Power Requires separate power and video cables. However, You can buy a single cable with both bundled (Siamese cable). Requires a separate power supply. Requires a single Ethernet Cable e.g. Cat5. Power will be supplied through the same cable via a POE switch or POE injector.
Recording Records to a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) Can record to MicroSD card or Network Video Recorder (NVR)
Encoding Video is encoded and processed at the DVR. This requires a direct coax cable from the camera to the DVR. Video is encoded and processed at the camera, then streamed to the NVR for storage or remote viewing. The cameras connects to a network.
Remote Viewing Video can only be viewed from the NVR (if recording is required) or the camera can be connected directly to a monitor. IP Cameras have built-in web servers which enable access to view video directly from the camera from any location in the world via mobile apps and remote clouds (assuming an Internet connection)

Camera Locations

We'll help you determine the optimal location for maximum coverage. This will help determine the camera types and lens size. There may be legal implications depending on where the camera is pointed (private vs public).

Viewing Locations

Determine how and where you'll be viewing the live camera footage - computer, tablet, phone, TV, wall mounted monitor, guard house, reception, etc.

IP Camera Resolutions & Bitrates :-

  • 240p (424x240, 0.10 megapixels)
  • 360p (640×360, 0.23 megapixels)
  • 432p (768×432, 0.33 megapixels)
  • 480p (848×480, 0.41 megapixels, “SD” or “NTSC widescreen”)
  • 576p (1024×576, 0.59 megapixels, “PAL widescreen”)
  • 720p (1280×720, 0.92 megapixels, “HD”)
  • 1080p (1920×1080, 2.07 megapixels, “Full HD”)