There are two main types of cameras: Bullet and Dome Cameras. Regardless of your property type (residential or business) and size, there are some subtle differences between the two security cameras - Key differences include the shape, installation and camera range. While Bullet Cameras stick out and point in one direction, Dome Cameras are more discreet due to their dome shell protection and wider camera angle.
Two other sub-types of cameras used in a security application in mainly commercial, farming or estate applications would be Thermal Imaging Cameras and LPR (Licence Plate Recognition) Cameras.
The three main types of Thermal Cameras used are: Bullet Static – cheapest option with basic functionality, Bullet PT or PTZ – mid-range price with better functionality i.e., the ability to pan-tilt-zoom and bi-spectral PTZ – the most expensive type with full functionality including pan-tilt-zoom and having both a thermal lens and an optical lens for dual functionality.
LPR or License Plate Recognition Cameras are used mainly for commercial applications where vehicle identification is necessary. These cameras have the ability to focus on and capture the number plate of a vehicle in most condition regardless of the quality.
HOW IT WORKS
The Surion Sense continuously collects data of events per camera and track the responses of each event. Our engineers can use this data to provide you with deeper insights into the patterns of events we are detecting and can then suggest possible further optimisation of the system and solutions.
The information can also be used by you to track for example movements and times of staff, vehicles, deliveries, equipment usage etc.
REPORTING AND ANALYTICS SERVICES
We provide a monthly report of the status and up-time of all equipment connected to the system. Graphs and analytics of events are provided. We do long-term analytics of patterns and irregularities.
The system is checked every second to ensure all cameras and software is running as it should and this gets reported on.
HOW IT WORKS
We know that it doesn’t help to have a system if it is not always on and working optimally. Unfortunately, systems become faulty due to weather, power surges, connectors becoming loose or something as simple as a spider covering a lense. Cameras also require regular updates of firmware.
REPORTING, ANALYTICS and Onsite Maintenance Services
We perform quarterly site visits and physical inspection of all equipment. Urgent faults are repaired onsite. Remote repairs happen within 24 hours when it is possible. New guards are trained on the system.