Video Surveillance Systems
Whether you are protecting your business or your home, video surveillance is an essential component of any security system. Video surveillance cameras come in many different forms and have evolved over the years. At JR Security we believe that using the latest and greatest security technology is important, that is why we chose NVR (Network Video Recorder) systems for our security systems.
What are NVR systems?
NVR (Network Video Recorder) is a surveillance video recorder that uses a network connection to connect cameras and monitor footage. An NVR system uses plug-and-play technology, which makes it easy to set up and manage.
IP security cameras are connected to the NVR using Ethernet cables. The NVR then records and stores footage from the cameras on a hard drive.
NVR systems offer a number of benefits over traditional CCTV systems, including:
- Easy to set up and manage: NVR systems are much easier to set up and manage than traditional CCTV systems
- Remote viewing: You can view footage from your NVR system remotely, from anywhere in the world
- Scalability: NVR systems are highly scalable, so you can add more cameras as your needs grow
If you’re looking for a surveillance solution that’s easy to set up and manage, an NVR system is a great option. Contact JR Security today to learn why an NVR system is right for you.
When it comes to choosing an IP camera, there are three main styles we work with at JR Security: bullet, dome, and turret. But why should you choose one camera over the others? Should you choose a combination of both?
The type of IP camera you choose to use ultimately depends on your individual needs. Each camera can excel in certain scenarios – each with its own pros and cons:
Dome Style IP Cameras
Often utilised indoors due to its wide field of view capabilities and with mounting screws located at the top side of the camera making it ideal to mount on the roof. The Dome camera excels in vandal protection and stealth. due to its dome shaped casing it is harder to see where the camera is facing and harder to tamper with.
- If you need a wide field of view, a dome camera is a good option.
- A dome camera can be less conspicuous than other types of ip cameras, making it a good choice if you’re worried about aesthetics.
- If you need a camera that can be installed in a tight space, a dome camera may be a good option.
Some points to consider when thinking about dome IP cameras for your security system:
- They can be harder to keep clean as the camera is positioned inside of a glass dome – the glass dome can be a magnet fingerprints and dust
- If the dome is not properly installed it can trap moisture and lead to condensation getting inside the dome
- There can be IR bounce back caused by the glass casing
These are just a few things to keep in mind when choosing a dome style IP camera. Ultimately, the best camera for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Contact JR Security today for assistance selecting the right IP cameras for your needs.
Turret Style IP Cameras
For the same reasons as the dome camera, the turret style camera is commonly used indoors but is also a good choice outdoors. It mounts from the top, usually to the ceiling and is capable of having a wide field of view. The turret Camera is a favourite at JR Security as it shares many of the advantages of the dome style without some of the drawbacks involved in the dome design.
- The Turret style IP camera often has superior night vision with less IR bounce back
- Turret cameras do not trap condensation as there is no glass casing
- Also due to the lack of a glass dome the turret camera is easier to keep dust and fingerprint free
There are a few key factors to consider when determining whether a turret style IP camera is the right choice for your needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- More likely to support spider webs than the dome style camera due to the shape
- Slightly easier to tamper with as it does not have a protective dome
- Easier to determine where the camera is facing than dome styles
Ultimately, turret style IP camera are often utilised indoors as they often choose a wide field of view over a far distance of sight among other reasons
Bullet Style IP Cameras
Unlike the other two options, the bullet style camera is often found outdoors. It has the ability to see details such as facial features and plate numbers at far distances making it a good choice for outdoor applications.
- Great night vision with low amounts of IR bounce back
- Can see detail at greater distance than other options
- Easy to install
As with the other options, the bullet style has some potential drawbacks to consider:
- Potential to support birds nests and spider webs due to its shape
- Easier to vandalise than dome style
- Easy to determine where the camera is faced
Infrared Night Vision
IR Night Vision is a key feature included in all of JR Security’s cameras that allows you to utilise your cameras in low light environments.
Full Colour Night Vision Utilising LED Lighting
An upgrade from standard IR night vision, Full colour LED Night vision makes it easier to detect colour in your camera feeds in low light scenarios. Compared to a regular IR night vision this option allows for more information to be collected.
Smart Intrusion Prevention
Our cameras feature smart intrusion prevention technology accurately identifying people and vehicles. With the ability to differentiate people from other objects our cameras significantly reduce the occurrence of false alarms.
Daul Way Talk
Featuring both a powerful speaker and microphone, our cameras give you the capability to have live conversations with anyone in your camera’s vicinity.