If you are looking for a way to better secure and protect your home, you might consider a security camera system. More and more consumers are choosing to installing a security camera system on their property in order to protect their families and valuables. Cities are even beginning to use cameras to enhance security. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has previously announced that his city would have a surveillance camera on every street corner by 2016. Through an operation known as Operation Virtual Shield, which was made possible by a $5.1 million Homeland Security grant, the city installed an additional 250 surveillance cameras and connected them to a centralized monitoring center, along with its preexisting network of over 2000 camera. Although surveillance cameras are often vulnerable to vandalism, today technology has been developed to make the cameras and their cases more difficult to break. Interestingly, the word “surveillance” comes from the French and means “watching over.” It is important to note that there are several different kinds of security surveillance systems.
For example, closed circuit television camera, also known as a CCTV security camera, produces images or recordings for surveillance purposes. It is important to note that a CCTV security camera used for surveillance purposes can be either video cameras or still cameras. In contrast to a CCTV security camera, you can also consider a DVR system, such as a 16 channel DVR system of an 8 channel DVR system. So called “wireless” security cameras typically require at least one cable or wire for power, but offer truly wireless transmission of video and audio. You might also look into cameras with motion sensors. Motion sensors embedded in surveillance devices can drastically reduce the amount of footage captured, by only recording when motion is detected, allowing you to more easily view footage of suspicious activity. Ultimately, there are several different forms of security cameras, such as CCTV security cameras. You will want to do a bit of research to find the security camera system to best meet your needs.