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Video surveillance systems become more intelligent and efficient. They allow us to monitor all processes wherever we’re and react to critical situations in time. How to choose a video surveillance system? What types of surveillance systems are available, and why is a static IP address necessary? Find out in this article.

Selecting a video surveillance system

A good video surveillance system can not only scare off or catch criminals, it may also help you keep an eye on the workplace. So what should be done when selecting a video surveillance system?

Decide who will install it

For example, you can install video surveillance on your own – there are plenty of tutorial videos/materials on the Internet. But only if you don’t regret your nerves and the time you spend on this task. The best option is to contact a company, which will do everything much quicker and better (beginners don’t know all the details in any case). By the way, we also provide video surveillance services, and you’re welcome to chat with us for further information.

Consider all the details

The cost of a video surveillance system depends on the area, the number of cameras and the type of storage you’d like to use. By providing us with a minimum set of data, you give us the opportunity to design a video surveillance system in the smallest detail specifically for your facility, without any template implementations. The individual approach to each client means that we design solutions based on the specifications we’ve received from you.

Choose a camera

There are two main types of cameras for surveillance systems: digital and analogue. Traditional, analogue cameras are gradually replaced by IP cameras, which offer more capabilities (especially, connecting to the camera via the Internet from anywhere in the world). And that’s why we always recommend digital cameras.

Look ahead

It’s significant to realise that whatever system you choose, it must be scalable, secure, affordable, and flexible. You could find out more about the functions of the different video surveillance systems in our online chat.

Types of video surveillance systems

Video surveillance systems can be categorised in different ways. For instance, according to the type of video signal and equipment, there are: analogue, digital, combined and hybrid systems.

Analogue video surveillance

It works by transmitting an analogue video signal from the surveillance camera to the video recorder. Analogue cameras have a lower frame rate, making it difficult to view high-definition images. And to cover the same area you might need three or four analogue cameras instead of one IP camera.

Digital video surveillance

This is where IP cameras are actually used. They are more powerful than analogue and offer better image quality than grainy analogue video. Moreover, IP cameras have a larger field of view, allowing fewer cameras to be used. Such systems can send notifications and automatic recording if there is movement in the camera's field of view, and call the security service with a single touch. Many of these cameras have built-in encryption, so your data stays safe from the very beginning.

Combined system

It uses an analogue signal, but a digital recording. In a combined system there are a digital video recorder (DVR) with a hard disk drive, an analogue input for connecting a coaxial cable and a similar output for connecting a monitor. They have the advantage of better quality of recording compared to analogue systems. Furthermore, there is no need to replace the storage source so frequently.

Hybrid system

Hybrid surveillance systems use two types of camera, analogue and digital, which come with a hybrid video recorder.

To get a better understanding of video surveillance systems and choose the right one, please contact us, OS.ECO team is here to help you!

Why is a static IP address necessary?

The IP address is the personal address of the device. It can be static or dynamic. With a dynamic IP address, your device will connect to a new IP address every time you reboot the surveillance camera or the device to which it is connected. It’s easy to set up and requires no additional maintenance. The disadvantage of such IP address is its vulnerability. 

A static IP address is suitable for those who are concerned about their security. It’ll be reserved only for you, which means that no one else can access it unless you want them to. Furthermore, it can be configured to meet your security requirements. That’s why static IP address is needed precisely for security reasons.

If you’re faced with the task of choosing a video surveillance system for your business, you should get to know the OS.ECO team. We’ll help you with the selection, installation, and configuration of a video surveillance system to supervise and secure your office or private facility.

We deal with the following tasks:

Video surveillance analysis and design

Equipment purchase and installation

Setting up software packages

Security training and handover of ready-to-use systems

Video surveillance system maintenance in the data centre and the cloud storage

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