IP Verses Analog Camera systems

Cameras

Camera Systems in Salt Lake City

2.1MP Cameras have 3 times the resolution of a 700TVL analog camera and now with the new 4K cameras out (about 12 Mega Pixels) it’s much more definition as long as you have a 4K Monitor. A 700TVL camera is about 700,000 whereas the 2.1MP is 2.1 Million

Typical wire for an analog camera system was RG59 Coax with the 18g2c power wire and now the IP cameras run on CAT5 or CAT6 cable

Tell your camera contractor how many days of storage you need so you can pick the proper amount of storage, typically we recommend 1TB for every camera to get around 30 days of storage

Instead of a DVR Digital Video Recorder the IP cameras have NVRs which are Network Video Recorders. Typically you can install a camera no more than 328 feet from the recorder although with special equipment we can install cameras further than that.

Peak Alarm has experts in cameras as well as fire alarm, access control and security. Call Larry for a free site visit and pricing

When you buy systems from a big box store the quality is not the same. When you hold a $30 dollar camera in your hand and hold a $300 dollar camera in the other hand the difference is marked.

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Contact Larry Love at (801) 428 1384 or cell (801) 898 6003 Larry@peakalarm.com for pricing, questions, comments or correctinos

Camera system for my business or home

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Viewing cameras from your smart phone

What you should understand before buying and installing a camera system in your home or business

1. Buy two systems if you buy a kit from a big box store so you have replacements.
2. If you are buying a $30 camera understand that you get what you pay for. Spend a bit more for a decent system.
3. Have a Professional do the installation so the cable and equipment is installed properly.
4. Peak Alarm can install 4 cameras for as low as $1,800 with 1TB NVR and 4 of the 1.3MP coax cameras (MPX)
5. Peak Alarm can install 4 IP cameras for as low as $2,300 with 2TB NVR and 4 of the 2.1MP IP cameras
6. The four camera system I would recommend have motorized zoom cameras w/4 3MP cameras and a 6TB NVR for $4,321.00
7. Go with verifocal lenses rather than fixed lenses, the motorized allow you to adjust from a narrow to wide angle view.
8. We can do a lease with an extended warranty or you can buy the equipment out right.
9. All the above systems allow you to view the cameras from your smart phone but your upload speed should be at least 2.5mbps
10. Recently a customer told me he had put in 2 of the bigbox systems and now he wanted a real system. They work but the quality is different.
11. When you compare a $30 dollar camera to a $420 dollar camera there is a massive difference. Often the IRs will go out early on the least expensive units.

Peak Alarm is a professional company that has been in business for 48 years, licensed, insured and factory trained Peak does it right the first time.

Peak Alarm only has had one complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau in the last 3 years. BBB web site check with name and your ZIP

Peak Alarm is the only Alarm company that has a UL listed central station and a full service Guard Patrol division.

Call Larry Love (801) 428 1384 Larry@peakalarm.com for quotes

Security camera pixels and CIF what do I need?

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Commerical Camera Systems

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Pixel, short for Picture Element, is a single point in a graphic image. Graphics monitors display pictures by dividing the display screen into thousands or millions (MEGA) of pixels, arranged in rows and columns. The pixels are so close together they appear connected. The more pixels your have, the more resolution, or “clarity”, you have in your image.
HDTV/megapixel technology enables cameras to provide higher resolution of video images than analog CCTV, giving you the ability to see more detail and a wider coverage area. While the cost per camera may be more, you can see larger areas with fewer cameras. With an HDTV or megapixel camera the resolution is a minimum of three times better than an analog CCTV camera. The increased resolution allows for you to zoom into archived data and extract details such as license plates, faces, lettering, what a suspect may be holding, and much more. Yes, you can do all these things with a zoom analog PTZ camera, but what are the chances it will be aimed and zoomed into the right location at the precise moment an incident occurs.

How Many Pixels do I need?

A conventional CCTV camera providing 4 CIF resolution offers a resolution of 704×480 pixels (NTSC) after the signal is digitized in a DVR or video server, which corresponds to a maximum of 400,000 pixels. In the surveillance industry 20 to 30 pixels enough to represent one foot of a scene in most applications. For facial identification the demands are as much as 150 pixels per foot. This means to be able to Identify a person passing through a 7 feet wide by 7 feet high area the camera needs to provide a resolution of 1,050×1,050 pixels, which is slightly more than 1 megapixel. There are many other considerations that need to be taken into account including, lighting, available bandwidth, available storage and camera placement. You will also need to create a separate network for the surveillance cameras to prevent bandwidth problems.

2.1 MP cameras are an excellent choice right now for the price and for the resolution. We can install cameras that have a much higher resolution although they also eat up your DVR/NVR storage. Being able to go in and zoom in after the fact is a great feature of these megapixel cameras. We have 2.1 MP cameras starting at $322 installed with our FLIR systems and we have a 3MP Axis vandal resistant HDTV 720p 2.5mm to 12mm camera for $1,400 so the range will vary with your needs and budget.

CIF Resolution (QCIF, CIF, 2CIF, 4CIF, SIF)
CIF – Common Intermediate Format – a set of standard video formats, defined by their resolution. CIF resolution is 352 x 288 pixels, also known as Full CIF (FCIF). QCIF is Quarter CIF (resolution 176×144) 2CIF is Two-times CIF (resolution 704 x 288) 4CIF is Four-times CIF (resolution 704×576) SIF has a number of name definitions e.g. Standard Input Format, Source Intermediate Format, Source Interchange Format. The resolution provided by SIF for NTSC video is 352 x 240 and for PAL it is 352 x 288 pixels.

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