Most of the major video surveillance companies use analog technology which means low resolution and limited surveillance capabilities wrapped together into a costly proprietary system
Hoboken, NJ and New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2012
A new informative primer about selecting a video security system is now available, free from eMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken, NJ and New York City, IT support consultant. The eCare Video Security (DVS) System Primer, provides information about the seven key areas small businesses should consider before purchasing a video security solution.
The free video security primer can be downloaded at:
What kind of camera is best?
Cameras should be placed in critical areas to capture relevant video. The two basic guidelines of camera deployment are use choke points and assets coverage.
Choke points are areas where people or vehicles must pass to enter a certain area. Examples include doorways, hallways and driveways. Assets are the specific objects or areas that need security.
Once a business determines what areas it wants to cover, there are three (3) camera characteristics to decide on:
1. Fixed vs. PTZ: A camera can be fixed to only look at one specific view or it can be movable through the use of panning, tilting and zooming (PTZ).
2. Standard Definition vs. Megapixel: This choice is similar to that of TVs. Just like in the consumer world, historically everyone used standard definition cameras but now users are shifting into high definition cameras.
3. 3. IP vs. Analog: The largest trend in video surveillance today is the move from analog cameras to IP cameras. While all surveillance cameras are digitized to view and record on computers, only IP cameras digitize the video inside the camera. This digitization allows for greater indexing of the image, which in turn allows for greater searching ability on the picture.
Additional Key Questions
Other key questions are important to ask as well. For example, digital vs. analog?
“Most of the major video surveillance companies use analog technology,” noted Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. “That means low resolution and limited surveillance capabilities that are all wrapped together into a costly proprietary system.”
Another camera connectivity issue: wired vs. wireless. Video can be sent over cables or through the air, whether a business is using Internet Protocol (IP) or analog video. Over 90 percent of video is sent over cables as this is generally the cheapest and most reliable way of sending video. However, wireless is an important option for transmitting video as deploying wires can be cost-prohibitive for certain applications such as parking lots, fence lines, remote buildings.
For a complete Video Security System Primer, go to: [http://www.emazzanti.net/wp-content/uploads/Introduction-to-Video-Security.pdf.
About eMazzanti Technologies
With a company name that sounds more like a purebred, high-performance sports car than a IT support and consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies is all about delivering powerful solutions such as full-spectrum outsourced IT, managed printing services, video security systems,PCS DSS compliance, computer network management, network troubleshooting, business continuity and disaster recovery, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, and business information optimization in the most efficient manner possible. The Hoboken, N.J., firm is located in one of the most densely populated - and competitive - regions in the U.S. It provides business technology consulting services for companies ranging from home offices to multinational corporations throughout the New York metropolitan area, the United States and internationally. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net