A Few Aspects About Surveillance Systems That You Might Not Be Aware Of

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When you’re in the market to get a new security camera system, there are a lot of things to consider. Mind you that not many people know about surveillance systems. Most people might think that when you get a security camera system, you just stick a camera in a hidden spot and someone is in another room watching the feed.

remote-internetWhat often times goes unrecognized is that it is 2014… Security camera systems and other surveillance equipment have come a lot further than most people realize! It’s more than just a camera next to a door now. Our surveillance systems have grown to adapt to our wants and needs now. Much like our consumer technology has progressed, so too have the security cameras that you think you know so much about.

There Is More Than Just One Type Of Camera…


I’m sure that to the average person, there is a common misconception that a security camera is just a security camera. Well… yes and no. Yes it is a camera placed and being used for security purposes, but there are still many different kinds of cameras that are used for different security purposes. Take the bullet camera for example. This camera alone has been a huge asset to just about any surveillance system because of its small size and overall versatility. Then you have dome cameras or pan and tilt cameras. Dome cameras normally some type of protective dark covering over the lens so that you wouldn’t even be able to tell what direction the lens is looking at. The pan and tilt cameras are able to be adjusted by the user to zoom in or move in whichever direction needed to gain a better viewing angle, all via a program. Really, for just about any need that you may have, there is probably a camera for it.

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Ever Heard Of Remote Viewing?

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The speculation that there always has to be someone behind the monitors watching at all times isn’t always true anymore. We live in the modern and mobile age. You don’t have to be stationary anymore, and surveillance system developers know that. It’s slowly becoming the norm to have a feature called Remote Viewing available for surveillance systems these days. Essentially, as long as there is an internet connection,  you would be able to access the camera’s feeds from any type of device. Again, there has to be a proper internet connection from both sides in order for it to work. The cameras must be connected through a DVR. Rest assured that when that happens however, watching your cameras will be a lot easier.

Wireless And DVR Are Popular Now

There used to be days where every camera had to be wired in order for there to be any type of feed connection. This day in age, just about everything is wireless though. This goes the same for your security cameras. Now note that not all of them are wireless. The ones that are though greatly expand you field of view options because they’re able to be placed just about anywhere that you can get a proper signal. Almost all feeds now also come with DVR in order to keep all your videos on file. No more recording to tape. Everything now has a time stamp and can even be connected to a cloud storage device so that recorded feeds can be accessed from other devices if needed.


Our security cameras and surveillance systems have grown quite a bit from what they used to be. There are still a lot of people who are interested in getting the proper setup, but might not know about some of the “normal” features that come with a surveillance system now. Just know that we’ve come a long way.

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