A thermal imaging camera is a type of thermographic camera initially used in firefighting. By rendering infrared radiation as visible light, they allow us to see areas of heat through darkness. They are constructed using heat- and water-resistant housings. Thermal imaging eliminates the cover of darkness, offering 24/7 intrusion detection along perimeters and throughout facilities. The unmistakable contrast of body heat within a thermal image lets operators quickly locate and resolve unwelcome threats.
Is this camera for you?
- Thermal cameras are ideal for perimeter protection.
- These cameras can either be analogue or digital
Analog Security Cameras
These work by transforming video signals into waves that can be received and processed by compatible technology. These are television, VCRs, or other types of monitors. Analog cameras can transmit signals wirelessly or through a wired connection.
- Affordable – Analog cameras generally cost less. They are a good choice for people who simply want to have a simple CCTV sy++stem without shelling out too much money.
- Flexibility – These types of cameras have a wide range of designs. Depending on what you need and what you’re looking for, it can come in the tiniest and largest of sizes.
- Compatibility – Analog cameras can work well with other security systems. They work well despite the brands being different from each other, making it easy to incorporate in an already existing surveillance system.
- Limited features – Analog cameras usually lack advanced features other cameras in the market may already have. For example, analog cameras do not have a digital zoom feature. This can come in handy more than you’d like to think.
- Interference Issues – This camera creates a digitized version of video signals. It uses a special encoder that contains a built-in web server, letting it act as a network device. This makes these cameras viewable through existing networks, web browsers, and even through the internet. This means that someone else can easily see what you’re seeing. Yikes!
- Difficulty in long distance applications – Analog cameras may not be your best bet if the area needing to be covered by your surveillance system is wide. In general, analog cameras are not designed with the capacity to cover spaces that are too wide. Forcing them to cover a range that is too wide can result in technical difficulties.
Digital Security Cameras (IP internet protocol cameras)
Create a digitized version of video signals. It uses a special encoder that contains a built-in web server, letting it act as a network device. This makes these cameras viewable through existing networks, web browsers, and even through the internet.
- Clear wireless reception – Digital security cameras are encrypted, making your network more secure. It makes sure that only you can see what you have to see. Also, interference is a non-issue.
- Can make use of existing network wiring – Given that digital security cameras act as their own network device, setting it up doesn’t have to be difficult. You can use existing network wiring in your home if you have a network installed. This definitely makes installation faster and easier.
- Remote access – Whether you’re close by or far away, you can easily access digital security cameras. This lets you view what’s happening real time wherever you may be. Indeed, it’s surveillance at its finest.
- Higher cost – Because digital security cameras have more features and are obviously more up to date with today’s technology, it comes at a small cost.
- Requires high bandwidth – Compared to analog cameras, digital cameras are going to need more bandwidth to function properly. Generally, this isn’t a problem for most networks, but it is something you need to consider especially if you are planning to install a lot of cameras.
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