NX1 CCTV Cameras
The Right Kit For The Job
With many types of camera available, it is important you are running the right kit for the task at hand. NX1 (UK) Limited can advise on the best option for your requirements and budget.
The traditional CCTV camera conjures up images of the stereotypical 'box' camera, which usually comprises of a variation of lenses, within a heated & weatherproof housing.
In recent times, as technology has advanced. This type of camera has become smaller, and more visially appealing, as well as transmitting higher quality and sharper images - available up to high definition (HD).
The box style CCTV Camera is ideal for many situations. In addition, aspects of the camera can be upgraded without replacing the entire camera, e.g. adding a more powerful lens to maximise the range of vision. Heated box cameras will also withstand cold weather, and prevent the lens 'fogging' up.
Also falling under the category of traditional CCTV cameras are Dome cameras, sometimes referred to as 'eyeball' CCTV cameras.
A complete range of dome cameras are available and can be tailored to your requirements, be it internal or external, static anti-vandal domes, fully functional pan / tilt / zoom (PTZ) domes, Infra-red / night vision domes, or domes for areas with low lighting.
Traditional CCTV Cameras
Dome style CCTV Cameras can be wall or ceiling mounted, or attached to a pole or bracket to give a larger field of vision.
As technology has progressed, the Internet Protocol (IP) Camera has become more widely available and affordable. IP Cameras can be cabled through an ethernet / network cable, or WiFi.
There are two main types of IP CCTV System, namely centralised and decentralised. The Centralised IP CCTV System still requires a Network Video Recorder (NVR), in order to handle the video streams, recording and alarm management, much like the DVR box of the traditional CCTV System. A Decentralised IP Camera system however does not require an NVR, as the cameras themselves have the functionality to record, and thus captured video can easily be recorded to digital storage media, such as flash drives, hard disks or Network Attached Storage.
Advantages of an IP Camera System include Power over Ethernet - With the right equipment it is possible to power an IP camera through a standard network cable, eliminating the need for an additional power supply. This means that just a single cable is needed for power and data. Due to the high data transfer rates of the ethernet cable, it is also possible to include 2-way audio via the cameras without the need for additional cabling. IP Cameras also tend to capture higher resolution video than the traditional CCTV Cameras, making for a sharper, clearer and larger video feed. Another distinct advantage is that an IP camera can be moved anywhere on the systems computer network with minimal fuss.
You can read more about NX1 IP CCTV Systems Here.