State of the Art in CCTV: HD

State of the Art in CCTV: HD

Closed circuit TV cameras have been helping to discourage and detect crime in various environments for years now. The numbers of such cameras in use are growing across the world. In 2011 CCTV cameras made it possible for police to pick out individuals from the crowd, and to recognise and arrest suspects after the riots in London and other cities. Image quality in CCTV is improving all the time and has now culminated in the use of high definition technology.

If you are looking to upgrade or expand your current CCTV system, or set one up from scratch, it makes sense to go for a high definition camera and related top quality equipment. A recent purchaser of an HD CCTV system referred to the image quality as ‘unbelievable… actually as good as the image you can see with your eyes… ‘

Benefits of HD CCTV Cameras

When you upgrade to HD CCTV, you don’t have to give up any of the best features of earlier camera models. You can still have intelligent motion and object sensors, 360 degree cameras and night vision cameras.

The advantages of a high definition camera over the earlier analogue ones include the extreme clarity of the image, even in low light conditions. And there’s no analogue noise to interfere with its perfection.

HD cameras use CMOS sensor technology without affecting the quality of the image. These sensors convert light to electrons in the camera without using excessive power so are a greener and less expensive option than CCD sensors which have traditionally produced higher quality images.

Immediate Clear Viewing

In the newest models, interlace scanning systems have been replaced by progressive scanning systems which give an immediate clear image, so you don’t have to wait for a better focus to identify a person, object or activity on the video.

Another benefit is that there is no latency: at the moment the image is captured, it can also be viewed. The uncompressed high definition video is transmitted instantaneously over a single coax cable.

An HD CCTV system will make it even easier to protect your property, and help you assess risks, see why accidents happen and how other health and safety incidents or security breaches have come about.

Acquiring the System Best Suited to Your Needs

Everyone’s needs are different, so be sure to get professional advice before you select your system. Whether you need a fully integrated system covering all entrances, warehouses, plant storage areas and offices, or want just a single camera to keep tabs on your dogs during your absence, call upon our advice here at Barry Bros Security and we’ll suggest the very best CCTV system to match your requirements. We’ll also provide expert guidance on where to site your cameras and have all the necessary signage and operating advice you need to ensure you remain compliant with the Data Protection Act whilst keeping your staff and premises secure.

Donna J. Seymour