There are many types of surveillance camera in the market. Cost should not be the only factor to consider as choosing wrong camera for wrong application would be a complete waste of money.
You should consider at least the 3 main factors below in order to make a good decision when buying a suitable CCTV system.
- Video Resolution
If the video footage covers a wide area, you may want to consider 5 megapixels (MP) High Definition (HD) CCTV system. However, 2MP surveillance system would be good enough to cover a small room.
- Camera Durability
Most low-end cameras in the market come with plastic housing to keep the cost low. Thus, you should also consider the environment where you would install the camera. It would be appropriate to choose cameras with metal housing for outdoor application or vandal proof camera if there are risks of vandalism.
- Night Vision
Not all cameras with same resolution have the same quality of night vision. You should check the IR (Infrared) length of the camera as a basic CCTV camera would only have IR length of 20m to 30m. If the camera is to be installed high above a building, you may want to select a camera with 80m or higher IR length.
If you are not sure on how to choose the right CCTV Camera System, feel free to contact us for free consultation.
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