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Top 5 Security Camera System Features

Video security technology has drastically improved over the last twenty years and we have security camera system features now that weren’t even in their infancy just 10 years ago. If you haven’t shopped for a video security system before, the laundry list of standard features can be a bit daunting at first glance and you may feel in over your head. Don’t panic. Whether you’re looking for a small, entry level system to secure your home or your security needs are a little more complex, there are 5 security system features that every location will benefit from using. Night Vision Monitoring Being able to clearly capture details on video at night is a crucial component of any CCTV system. With the majority of break-ins, vandalism, and thefts occurring under the cover of darkness, being able to accurately identify the criminals or their vehicle is key in recovering lost possessions and worth its weight in gold in aiding the police in their investigation. There are various ways that you ca…

Camera Feature Highlight – WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)

The Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) feature on Video Security Cameras is one of the most important image improvements on security cameras, alongside the higher resolution cameras evolution we see in the video surveillance industry today. WDR is the camera’s ability to see in contrasting levels of light such as when a camera is pointed towards a glass door or window, the background becomes “washed out” with the sun at different levels. WDR is intended to provide clear images when the intensity of illumination varies in the FOV when there are very bright and very dark areas concurrently in the FOV. WDR correct the image for the intense lighting surrounding an object and enhances the ability to distinguish features and shapes within the image. WDR is many times not the default setting on the cameras, and it should be. When WDR is activated, the typical response is… , wow! The system response is details in all areas of the Field of View(FOV) and a brilliant picture. The customer first sees the …