You can use CCTV cameras in one of the following areas, including prevention of crime, body warn, monitoring traffic, in industrial operations, providing safety in the transport sector, in sport events , in learning institutions, in monitoring employees, as well as providing home security. In the industrial operations, the CCTV cameras are used in the following operations scanning of goods, control operation in the kitchen area of a restaurant, monitoring operations such as financial statements, modifying or deleting certain documents, as well as changing reports and other relevant official functions.
The following are some of the factors that businesses need to consider when they want to buy new CCTV camera. The location of the area that needs to be monitors play a major role in choosing the type of surveillance camera. For instance, one can decide to choose a discrete cameras or box cameras depending on the area to be monitored, the box cameras are most obvious as they remind people that they are being monitored hence reducing the chances of theft, on the other hand, discreet cameras are used to monitor property secretly that other people cannot realize that they being monitored.
The positioning of the camera also matter, you need to know if the camera will be used inside or outside. For cameras that are installed outside in harsh environmental conditions need to have a durable designs including an inbuilt heating system that will enable it to start up and run regardless of the temperature difference, also it is vital to install CCTV camera that has a stout video surveillance which enables it to operate in the severe environments and where there are high levels of vibration caused by the movements of passersby and vehicles. It is not only the outdoor camera that need protection from harsh environmental conditions, the indoor ones also need protection, for instance in restaurants, the cameras need protection from smoke, heat and oil that have an impact of interfering with the clarity. The size of the are to be covered will determine the type of camera to use. It is also vital to keep in mind that the size of the area that you want to monitor will determine the required resolution, wide areas require higher resolutions to guarantee higher video quality and zooming abilities. If you need to monitor a small area say an office or a room, you will need a camera with small resolution. Once you have considered the resolution of the camera, the next thing is to test the cameras to determine if they will work best with the lighting condition of your room or office, it is obvious that the light inside and outside will be different. You need to verify the essential video management systems of the cameras including how the system is going to used.