What is Video Surveillance?
Video surveillance (also known as closed circuit television, CCTV) monitors various activities that occur outside or inside a home or business. Authorized users can view or playback activity on a desktop or mobile app. These systems have become increasingly popular among home and business owners due to the innovative features and top performing technology.
A PELMAC sales professional will suggest surveillance options based on your security risks. Installations typically come in three components: surveillance cameras, management software and video servers. PELMAC technicians and installers will explain how each element works together as an integrated system.
One component is camera systems. Cameras can be installed to monitor rooms, entrances/exits, parking lots etc. There are many different types of camera systems that are designed to fit your security needs, including, long-range, outdoors, wide coverage, sun glare and more. Read more about the surveillance camera systems PELMAC can install.
The second component of surveillance is the video servers. Servers simply store your video footage. PELMAC sales professionals can discuss your storage options to suit your security needs. They can provide accurate calculations to provide suggestions for the amount of storage you may need.
Cameras capture footage that can be monitored and retrieved on Video Management Software, the third component of surveillance. Video clips and still images can be emailed, printed or archived. Footage can also be watermarked for investigation purposes. The installation and IT staff at PELMAC will provide training to all appropriate staff members on how to use the Video Management Software.