Security cameras – how do you know what you need?

Security cameras – how do you know what you need?

How do you know which security cameras to choose for your CCTV Surveillance System?  After all, there are many options to choose from.  Notably, one of the features to consider is the lens performance criteria of your security camera.  The lens size is directly linked to the reason you are installing a CCTV Surveillance System.

To clarify, the reason for your security cameras is for either, Detection, Observation, Recognition or Identification of the persons your camera can see.  Below is what each purpose means in terms of security cameras. 

  • Detection:  Meaning you will be able to detect movement in the area the camera is capturing. 
  • Observation:  Meaning you will be able to observe how people, animals or other objects are moving around in the area the camera is capturing.  This camera lens size is usually used in public parking spaces.    
  • Recognition:  Meaning you will be able to recognise a person you already know when you see him/her in the area the camera is capturing.    
  • Identification:  Meaning you will be able to identify strangers and read number plates on cars. 

It is very difficult to set a permanent rule saying an x mm lens automatically means you can identify up to y metres.  Due to the fact that there are other factors which impact on the distance of detail your security camera can see.  For example, the angle of installation will impact the distance of detail.  Also, a big lens which can identify at a large distance, may not be able to focus on something right in front of it.   Therefore, it is not enough to simply say you want a big lens. 

Obviously, the bigger your lens size, the more expensive your security camera.  Consequently, you need a professional company to provide you not only with the various options, but also to take the time to properly assess your site.  Nelspruit Fencing (Pty) Ltd will make recommendations to you so you, as the Customer and home or business owner, can make an informed decision regarding your needs.

Contact us for your free site assessment and quote in Nelspruit, White River, Barberton, Lydenburg, Witbank and Hazyview at 013 742 0004 / www.nelspruitfencing.co.za / sales@nelspruitfencing.co.za.

April 2019, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

Managing your CCTV Surveillance System

Managing your CCTV Surveillance System

CCTV Surveillance Systems are currently playing such a big role in the security industry, as a result, we are following up last week’s article with another one about CCTV.  You may wonder:  what is the point of having a CCTV Surveillance System, if you do not have/want a security guard who can constantly monitor your System?  The good news is that CCTV Surveillance Systems have evolved so much that it is no longer necessary to employ a security guard to monitor the system 24/7.  These days the CCTV Surveillance System does the monitoring for you and Nelspruit Fencing will make sure it is set-up in line with your needs.

First of all, it is not necessary to connect your cameras to a monitor designated only for use for the CCTV Surveillance System.  This is due to the fact that the cameras’ feeds in your CCTV Surveillance System can be viewed on your smartphone.  This is achieved by using the Smartphone App which all our CCTV Surveillance Systems have.  Consequently, all you need is Wi-fi at the premises where the cameras will be installed.

The CCTV Surveillance System will be set-up to record when it detects motion.  As a result, you will be able to view past recordings whenever you need to.  Furthermore, your Smartphone App can be set-up to send you notifications in the event it:

  1. Detects motion;
  2. Loses power; or
  3. Is being tampered with.

Due to these few basic steps a CCTV Surveillance System can be useful at any premise.  Of course, in addition to the notifications above, there are still numerous features and functions which you can choose from.  At Nelspruit Fencing will advice you of any additional features or settings which would be useful at your premises.

Contact us now for your free site assessment and quote in Nelspruit, White River, Barberton, Lydenburg and Hazyview – 013 742 0004 / sales@nelspruitfencing.co.za / www.nelspruitfencing.co.za.

April 2019, Nelspruit Fencing (Pty) Ltd, Mbombela, Mpumalanga

CCTV Surveillance System – Smile you’re on camera!

CCTV Surveillance System – Smile you’re on camera!

We have all seen it and there is no government building, bank or large company (and even small to medium companies and private residences, these days) which do not have it: “This Building is Under CCTV Surveillance”.
CCTV Surveillance has been a part of our lives for more than 30 years (Hollywood has convinced us all big businesses automatically have it) and now it is indeed easily accessible and reasonably affordable for every company and person. However, what is CCTV Surveillance and how does it help secure me and what is mine?

CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television and consists of the following components:

– Cameras
– Recording device
– Hard drive
– Monitor

With this CCTV Surveillance System, you will be able to view what is happening on your premises and record it for use in any criminal (or disciplinary) procedure. The true value of the CCTV Surveillance System is the deterring factor of it: criminals are uneasy to commit crimes while knowing they are being recorded.

The options for the Customer are staggering – you can receive notifications from the CCTV Surveillance System (i.e. motion sensor, video tampering and loss of power), link your system to an alarm panel, activate features like line-crossing, time schedule, wide-dynamic range, back-light compensation and number plate recognition. At Nelspruit Fencing (Pty) Ltd we can evaluate your premises and needs and recommend the best option for you, also taking into consideration your budget to secure your family, home, employees and business. Contact us for your free quote in Nelspruit, White River, Barberton, Witbank and Lydenburg – 013 742 0004 / sales@nelspruitfencing.co.za / www.nelspruitfencing.co.za

22 March 2019, Nelspruit Fencing (Pty) Ltd, Mbombela, Mpumalanga