Wired video surveillance: House and apartment under control
Look into your own four walls 24 hours a day
The benefits of wired surveillance cameras
In this way, you can find the suitable cable camera model
Look into your own four walls 24 hours a day
Video surveillance with fixed wired cameras is a sensible protection for your family and your property. The video surveillance system provides security through deterrence and helps to better assess the situation in and around the house and to detect dangerous situations . The images of the cameras can be viewed in real time on the surveillance monitor, on a computer or via app on the smartphone or tablet — either live during the recording or afterwards.
The detailed video recording records all events. In the video time lapse, for example, you can find out when the postman has placed a parcel on your property. But also, which neighbor plays you regularly evil tricks – or whether unauthorized persons have gained access. In the event of a break-in, the video recordings facilitate the clarification when it comes to the identification of the perpetrators.
Surveillance cameras connected via a cable achieve a particularly high resolution with up to 8 megapixels. Through the fixed cabling the cameras deliver continuous, interference-free and clear images . Thanks to the high bandwidth of the cable connection, there is no need to compress the image strongly in favor of a fluid transmission – the display is correspondingly rich in detail and sharp. The high pixel density allows a precise live image analysis at the surveillance monitor and via the recording.
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These are the advantages of wired surveillance cameras
In wired video surveillance, the length of the cable used alone determines the range of the image transmission. Neither structural conditions nor electronic devices in the vicinity can affect the transmission . Even a transmitter with burglar-controlled interference transmitter cannot normally have anything to do with the cameras. In this way, you benefit from reliable and fast signal transmission and video recording free of dropouts in cable systems.
Observe privacy rights in video surveillance
You can monitor your own house, your apartment or your property as owner by means of video cameras. However, third-party property rights must be taken into account outside the property, such as the right to own image or the right to informational self-determination. When mounting the cameras, therefore, make sure that neither the public ground nor the neighboring property or a common access point are detected. You should not normally monitor adjacent roads, walkways, or other public areas with cameras, even if the angle of view is limited to a small area of public land beyond the property boundaries. Exceptions are only permitted if there is evidence of a legitimate interest.
This will help you find the right cable camera model
Surveillance cameras with connection cable are available for use in buildings and as weather-protected models for outdoor use. You can assemble the cameras individually to suit your requirements and your budget or access a video surveillance set. You can choose from IP cameras with network and power connections and IP cameras with POE power supply via the network cable, which you can use with only one connection cable. There are also analogue models with coax cabling and cameras with Powerline picture transmission via the power outlet.
Complete package: Wired surveillance systems
Are you looking for a complete package that contains everything you need to set up your own video surveillance? Then take a look at the wired surveillance systems. These are sets consisting of one or more cameras and suitable long-term recording device as well as accessories in the form of connecting cables, mains plugs and mounting material. The cameras and the recorder are tailored to each other, which enables you to set up quickly and easily and to operate smoothly.
An important selection criterion for monitoring systems is the number of channels . It determines how many camera images the recorder can record at the same time. For example, if you want to use four cameras around the house, you need a surveillance system with at least four channels. If you are not yet sure how many cameras and channels you want to use, it is advisable to plan a few spare channels for future extensions of the surveillance system. Then you can easily upgrade additional cameras without having to change the camera server.
Live image display on the surveillance monitor
A surveillance monitor completes the wired video surveillance. The monitor is connected to the recording device and allows a permanent view of the live camera images or recordings. Surveillance monitors differ from conventional displays due to a variety of connections, such as a BNC input, as well as extensive setting options.
Installation: Simple camera installation by means of cable
Especially in the case of a new building or in the context of a renovation, the installation effort for the additional cables is minimal. For this, you will later benefit from a particularly stable and noise-resistant video and sound transmission with high image quality.
The installation of the cameras is very simple. All you need is a ladder, a drill and a screwdriver. The required mounting material such as connection cables, screws and plugs is often included with the cameras.
Recording devices for long-term monitoring
With a long-term recorder or video server, you can store all recordings of the cameras for a period of time that you have defined. Recordings can be made either permanently, according to schedules or when motion is detected. One or more hard disks are normally used as storage medium. You can also access recordings via mobile devices and while traveling via remote access. Pay attention to the storage capacity, the number of channels and the maximum image quality. It is also important to use the inputs and outputs via which you connect the cameras and a surveillance monitor. Convenient extras include e-mail notification with snapshots and data backup to external storage devices.
Practical tip: Better night vision with IR floodlight
Many surveillance cameras use built-in infrared LEDs to illuminate the surveillance area in the dark with IR light that is invisible to the human eye due to its wavelength. Thus, even in absolute darkness, the camera delivers a usable camera image – typically in black and white. Usually, the IR LEDs are arranged around the lens for even illumination. Your maximum range is specified in the product description of the respective camera. With an IR floodlight, you can improve the night vision of your surveillance camera and illuminate objects further away. The spotlight is mounted near the camera, connected to the 230 V mains and serves as an additional light. An integrated twilight sensor switches it on automatically and deactivates it again in daylight.