What is CCTV?
CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) by definition is a non-broadcast visual surveillance technology designed for monitoring a variety of environments and activities.
The limits of CCTV are being continually extended and these results are well documented.
The use of CCTV in the past decade has grown to unprecedented levels and most people and organisations public and private have exposure to this technology on a daily basis.
Where is CCTV heading?
CCTV has been the first of the security family to make the switch to Ethernet or IP ( Internet Protocol ) and the latest generation of intelligent IP cameras and network technologies enhance the performance and reliability well beyond that of traditional Analogue CCTV systems.
Digital is the surveillance medium of the future and offers many advantages to both an existing and new installation. These include the following:
- Digital technology is backwards compatible so many components of an existing analogue system can be incorporated into an upgraded digital solution. This feature allows existing systems to be upgraded as required to a full digital solution.
- Increasingly digital technology will surpass the older analogue technology.
- IP cameras utilize the low cable costs associated with an Ethernet network and they can also be powered over this medium again simplifying and providing substantial cost savings on a traditional system.
- IP cameras can also include video analytics “smart technology” with the cameras able to be utilised for video motion detectors, facial recognition, object identification and tracking, congestion detection, theft detection, unattended object detection, licence plate recognition , traffic flow, counting, counter and behavioural analysis.
Riedel Surveillance offers high resolution complete video systems featuring the most advanced technology available in the world.
Using these high resolution megapixel systems means that
- Surveillance requires fewer cameras resulting in a more discreet and less expensive installation
- Network and data traffic is reduced
- Recording equipment such as external Digital Video Recorders (DVRs ) and personal computers not always required
- System costs are lower and quality is higher