What is the max distance of RG59 cables?

RG59 is a common used coax cable for security camera transmission. Maximum distance depends on the operating environment. Our 18 gauge RG59 cables generally have a max distance of 300ft for indoor use, 250ft for 30′ Night Vision, and 200ft for Long Range IR.

How do DVR’s work with motion sensing and cameras?

DVR’s detect motion by looking at the video pixels (little light and dark dots that make up the video picture). As the pixels change the DVR sees motion. DVR’s have a “Mask” or over lay for each camera, the screen is divided up into many small boxes called cells. Each cell can be individually turned on or off to enable or disable motion detection in that cell. This allows a camera not to see normally moving objects such as tress or fans. Each camera also has a sensitivity level setting, this controls the amount of change in motion before the systems triggers. All motion sensing is done in the DVR. The camera has nothing to do with motion sensing it just provides the video to the DVR because of this. Almost any camera will work with our DVR’s.

Can I save video from the camera?

Yes. You can record the video at remote / local by using the software provided by the us. The ability to record the video at remote site is a major advantage of IP camera over traditional analog camera. NAS (Network Attached Storage) is very useful in video storage, and is easy to install.

What are the applications for IP camera?

IP cameras can be used in professional security systems and enable live video to be viewed remotely by authorized personnel. The IP cameras are easily integrated into larger, complex systems, but can also function as stand-alone solutions in entry-level surveillance applications. IP cameras can be used for surveillance of sensitive areas, such as buildings, casinos, banks and shops. Video of those areas can be monitored from relevant control rooms, at police stations and by security managers from a variety of locations. IP cameras are also effective substitutes for analog cameras in traditional law enforcement applications, such as keeping public places safe. IP cameras can be used for access control. People as well as vehicles can be recorded with time stamps that are easy to locate and review. The images can be stored in a remote location, making it impossible to steal the information.

IP cameras are easily connected to the existing IP network and enable real-time updates of high-quality video to be accessible from any computer on the network. Sensitive areas such as the server room, the reception area or any remote site can be closely monitored in a cost-effective and simple way, over the local network or via the internet. IP cameras enhance the monitoring of a retail location by ensuring that everything is in good order. An IP camera is a useful tool at the office. Areas like the reception area, and conference rooms can be monitored for activity. In addition, users can keep track of who has been in the server room and take appropriate action when problems occur.

IP cameras are useful tools for the manufacturing industry. Monitor robots, other machines and production lines from the office or home and allow service engineers to access the cameras remotely. With Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras it is possible to look at comprehensive as well as detailed views.

What is an IP Camera (not to be confused with Ingress protection)?

IP video surveillance can be defined as the transmission of video utilizing open internet protocols and standards for the purpose of recording and monitoring. IP Camera is a camera that creates digitized video streams and transfers via a wired or wireless IP network, enabling monitoring and video recording as far away as the network reaches. In other words, using an IP camera can save a lot of money on installation since most facilities are already wired with LAN cables. Wiring coaxial cables is the major expense when implementing analog cameras. Also, it allows users to have a camera at one location while view live video at another location over the network / internet.