You’ve made a significant investment in your business and your residence. If you live in Panama City, Dothan, Tallahassee, Marianna, or Destin; Neves Media Solutions Group is the right company to choose to install your CCTV surveillance camera system.
Understanding the subtle differences between all the types of DVR recorders, low light and night vision cameras, and what it takes to effectively stream your cameras to your mobile device is what we do every day.
We’ve installed camera systems in medical offices, law offices, homes, restaurants, warehouses, and on construction sites. We can even rent a system for a temporary solution.
Whether you are considering a CCTV Camera System, a IP Based Camera system or just have a few questions about anything related to technology; we are here for you.
CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) is a visual surveillance technology that is designed for monitoring in a variety of environments and/or activities. CCTV systems typically involve a fixed communications link between cameras and monitors to ensure consistent “communication” between the two components.
We offer a variety of different systems including, but not limited to, both HD and SD systems, standalone systems, network (IP) systems, PC based systems, and many more! We custom tailor a system that is unique to your needs and your budget to ensure that we maximize the cost-effectiveness to quality ratio.
The options available for your CCTV system are virtually endless, and ultimately comes down to how much you are willing to invest to protect your loved ones or investments. We offer camera systems with full pan, tilt, and zoom that can be controlled remotely from any independent location. Other features include full night vision capable of operating in complete blackness while still producing a clear image, motion sensing that can be linked to an alarm system, and even notifying your cell phone of any motion during odd hours.
Matching a camera to a DVR can make or break the intended use of the CCTV system. We start by walking the property and identifying the critical camera shots. Usually, points of ingress and egress are covered first, high theft areas, and areas where employees or customers could hide or locate product for stealing (choke points). Basically, if I wanted to break in, steal, loaf off work, or hide something where would I start?
We then match the locations to the right cameras from the point of lens and camera type. Some scenarios call for a dome camera, some a box camera, and some a hidden camera. Lens are typically presented in millimeters. The naked eye has about a 3 mm vantage point and a 90 degree range of view. Indoor cameras often come in a variable lens of 2-12mm allowing you to go from a fisheye view to a tighter view and under the presumption that the camera is not going to be located too far away from the monitored area. Outdoor cameras are typically designed to be weather and vandal resistant.
Dome cameras are commonly used both inside and outside of retail stores, homes, and restaurants. Dome cameras are commonly chosen for their ability to easily blend in with surroundings. The lens housing also makes it difficult for an individual to tell the direction in which the camera is aimed. Dome cameras come in a wide array of indoor, outdoor, infrared (night vision), and vandal proof styles.
Bullet cameras get their name from the similarity in their shape and that of a bullet. Bullet cameras provide advantages in their small shape and ability to easily be mounted to walls and ceilings. Bullet cameras come in many different styles including infrared and varifocal. Bullet cameras are excellent choices for capturing images from farther distances.
PTZ cameras get their name from their ability to Pan, Tilt, and Zoom. PTZ cameras can be operated remotely to give the user the ability to cover a larger area, or focus on a specific location. PTZ cameras are similar to dome cameras in that, like dome cameras, it is difficult to tell where the lens is aiming. PTZ cameras are excellent for retail stores for this reason.
The DVR is the key component in any CCTV system. This is the device that all of the cameras connect to, and it also allows you to record images, view saved footage, stream the footage to other televisions or monitors and to allow mobile devices to view the cameras.
Selecting the right NVR or DVR for your application is crucial to a system that performs to your needs. It’s easy to say “Buy the most expensive” or to just buy the name brand you recognize, but that may not be the smartest way to buy a NVR/DVR. Understanding just a little bit about the different features can help you hone in on the right one for your application.
Our team will help you through this process.
Stay away from the big box store bundles. Typically they’re not configured for a specific application but a more broad application set. There is seldom anything “professional grade” about these products and when you compare a off the shelf DVR to a configured one, you’ll quickly see the difference.
These are electronic components, protect them with UPS systems just like you would a computer. Surges can cause them problems. We offer extended warranties and support contracts on all of the components we provide for customers.
Understand the features. Today’s NVR/DVRs have HDMI outputs which make it easier to connect to one or multiple TV’s or computer monitors. Some models allow you to send a general monitor to one output and a specific monitor to another. For example, if you want customers to see that they are being monitored in a check out line a monitor may show that camera to the public but not the 12 other cameras that are watching them shop in theft critical areas of your store. The resolution is also key and we design our systems so that the number of cameras and the resolution of the cameras will allow for the best resolution of recording for the correct number of days a customer wants to store the historical images.
Mobile Monitoring. It’s important to get a NVR/DVR that’s designed for iOS (Apple) as well as Android devices. Most of our NVR/DVRs utilize free downloaded utilities. Some NVR/DVRs have expensive applications to view the cameras and not asking up front can end up costing you several hundreds of dollars if you have multiple people watching or monitoring camera feeds.