digital and wireless, is it the right choice?
BACK IN TIME, we used to have only analog-based CCTV system. While it did serve its purpose, the system had too much limitation (basically low footage quality and cabling requirement). Still, it was better than nothing.
NOW WE HAVE BETTER OPTIONS. CCTV system based on digital technology allows for high quality footage plus various video transmission and post-processing methods. It surmounts all previous limitations imposed by the old analog-based system.
AVAILABLE IMPROVEMENTS include cameras with megapixel resolution, WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) recording, and an overall almost completely wireless installation setup. Say goodbye to lengthy traveling cables that are pesky to install and maintain.
WHEN AND WHY one should adopt the new system, naturally becomes a question that needs answers. While the new system is inevitably better, adopting it might not necessarily be an optimal choice. This infographic will help you make a more informed and wiser decision.
BUILDING MUST BE AT LEAST 12-STOREYS TALL to be cost-effective. This estimate is based on cost of traveling cable required against cost of wireless transceivers (cost calculation done with internal data). While cabling cost increases with building height, wireless transceivers cost the same regardless of building height.
DETAILED VISUAL RECORD is a big boost to the investigable nature of CCTV footage. Digitized, conventional analog CCTV cameras are limited to a D1 resolution of 704x480 pixels (0.3MPs). Conventional HD Digital CCTV has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (2.0MPs); capturing at least 6 times more visual information. Higher resolution digital cameras with features such as WDR, motion detection, and enhanced night vision are also available.
CLEANER AND FASTER INSTALLATION/SETUP is another marked feature of the new system. The same unidirectional wireless data streaming technology used within elevator shaft, can be used to link to control center. This drastically reduces cabling needs, hence minimizing impact on building structure that would otherwise be subject to much cable-laying activities. Consequently this significantly reduces the time taken to perform the entire installation/setup too.
IT IS EASIER AND CHEAPER to diagnose a connection problem by inspecting transceivers than running through entire length of traveling cable. Should damage be found, a single transceiver cost much less than an entire run of cable to replace. Replacement process is very much a plug-and-play affair, resulting in very little maintenance downtime. This means huge financial and time saving in the long run.
PICK AND MIX custom upgrade options as they become available. Since the system is natively digital, it benefits from advancement in the technology. More than just getting clearer sharper footage as digital imaging technology advances, the system can be interfaced with a myriad of other digital devices. Consult with a tech-savvy system implementer to explore available options and have the system upgraded to meet your unique monitoring needs.
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INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN IS INTENDED AS A GUIDELINE AND IN NO WAY IS EXHAUSTIVE. AS THE OLD WISDOM GOES, WHEN IN DOUBT: ASK.