Security and Video Surveillance

Many security problems start for homes, businesses and government installations when no one is watching. Video surveillance services from Gteknologies assure monitoring around the clock and from all angles to keep an eye on places you value, even when you are not looking.

Security and video surveillance systems, known as closed-circuit television (CCTV), consist of a camera, digital video recorder (DVR), and monitor. Gteknologies offers a large variety of high-quality equipment to bring you cutting-edge solutions.

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

tn police 000000331Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is a popular form of surveillance that uses video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific destination on a limited set of monitors in a closed network. Banks, airports, industrial plants, military installations, and convenience stores commonly use CCTV, which can operate continuously or can be activated to monitor particular events. CCTV is a popular tool not only for security, but also for monitoring the operations of a business or organization.

When choosing CCTV for security or business needs, the key questions are what kind of camera to use, where to store the images and how to monitor and access them. A consultation with Gteknologies can determine the answers to these questions, which depend on many factors including purpose, location and local conditions.

Security Cameras

video survCCTV systems use many different camera types depending on the security needs. Common camera classifications among which customers can choose include:

Analog or Digital Security Cameras

Analog cameras, a traditional type, record to tape. Digital cameras record to digital video recorders (DVR), a format that offers more flexible storage options.

Fixed or Point Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) Security Cameras

Fixed cameras remain in one position. PTZ cameras can be moved left to right, up and down and zoomed in and out via a computer, DVR or PTZ joystick. These cameras often are used in casinos, shopping malls and other public places where it is imperative to access clear identification of moving people and objects.

Indoor or Outdoor Security Cameras

Outdoor cameras are built tough to withstand the elements, while indoor cameras can be more delicate.

Infared Security Cameras

Most cameras today are digital color with infrared LEDs, which films in color by day and in black and white IR by night. Infared cameras provide the best picture in low-light viewing situations.

Vandal Resistant Security Cameras

Depending on the location of the camera, it may be necessary to make it resistant to vandals with a tough exterior. Consider this option for cameras in a vulnerable location.

Day and Night Security Cameras (Low Light Cameras)

Infared cameras usually film in color during the day and then switch to black and white when it becomes dark. A photoelectric sensor detects the darkness and turns on the LEDs and flips the camera to black and white.

Dome, Bullet, Box, Corner and Pinhole Security Cameras

Camera shapes, sizes and materials vary according to which of the above classifications are selected. For example, dome cameras are used in well-lit locations with low ceilings, whereas bullet cameras are used in low light conditions such as nightlife operations. Corner cameras are used in tight spaces such as elevators. Some larger cameras like standard box cameras may serve as a visual deterrent, while others, like pinhole cameras, are small in order to avoid detection.

Digital Video Recorders (DVR)

xstreamhd-150-150Gteknologies offers a wide selection of digital video recorders (DVR) to record and store the images and audio your camera captures. Our DVRs are feature-rich and make it easy to search footage, and maximize use of disk space.

DVRs are PC-based and store what they record in HDD (Hard Drive). Advantages of this architecture include quick and easy access to the video archive, and the ability to connect to the Internet for remote viewing from anywhere. PC-based DVRs also make it easy to transfer data to DVDs and other formats for permanent storage.

Security Monitors

security-system-monitoring-150x150Monitors are the devise through which security footage is viewed. LCD flat panel monitors are increasingly common and valued for their clarity that ensures no details are missed. Other types of LCD monitors are touch screens, public viewing monitors and monitors used in security stations.

Many types of cameras, DVRs and monitors are available for different CCTV needs. Whatever the problem, Gteknologies offers the solutions.