Whether you need security on your private or commercial property, you will find that infrared CCTV cameras can offer you more in convenience and control in the way you monitor your property. When you plan to keep your security system effective during the night or in times when the light gets low, you want to make sure your cameras can pick up images. Fortunately, there are a wide range of infrared cameras from which you can choose when you put together your closed circuit television security system.
One of the first things you may need to consider is the look of the camera itself. Sometimes you may feel a discrete camera will be best, especially if you own a commercial property and do not want to deter potential customers or clients who may feel security cameras are intrusive. In this case, you can look into dome cameras. These kinds of infrared CCTV cameras have a sleek look that can actually enhance your property.
You should also know a bit about the technical aspects of infrared CCTV cameras in order to find something that works best for you. For example, you want to know whether the camera has PTZ or pan, tilt and zoom capabilities if you need to cover a wide range of property from different angles. You will also need to find out how far the camera can “see” clearly. Some cameras may only reach a few feet but there are some that have a range of more than 100 foot illumination range.
As you look at features such as this range, you should also consider how clear the resolution will be since it does not help to have a long range without a clear picture. Capturing a color image is standard with these cameras. You can also find cameras that can automatically sense when the light gets low, so they switch from regular picture to night vision in order to get the best images possible.
Even though you are working with a closed circuit system, there are still some cameras that work with an Internet interface and software to give you greater control over how you manage and monitor your security system. Furthermore, there are cameras within a wide price range from $40 to nearly $1000 depending upon the features you need. It is important that you look at all available options before you settle upon infrared CCTV cameras to keep your property secure.