Closed-Circuit Television


Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) is designed to capture and display video in a closed environment, and is mainly for security purposes. These systems come in a wide variety of configurations ranging from a single camera to systems that are fully integrated with security, access control, and data network systems. When designing a CCTV system, important variables to consider include the number of video inputs (determined by the number of cameras), level of control required on the cameras, quality of video captured, how the system is going to be monitored, and how the images will be recorded and archived.


System Software

CCTV software provides the added functionality to customize the system to exactly fit your personal needs. Integration with access control systems enhances your security by correlating alarm and entry events with video. Alerts can be sent to administrators and as an output to a security system. User-friendly software allows for quick and easy retrieval, analysis, and export of video from one or multiple locations.



Cameras are available to fit every application imaginable. Popular options include black and white, color, or auto-switching for low-light; auto-focus, auto-iris, low or high resolution, hidden or visible, standard cabling or IP-enabled. Enclosures are available to suit various environmental elements including light, heat, humidity, and temperature.


Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)

DVRs are used to store video on a server in a digital format. The amount of video that can be saved is affected by the number of cameras, resolution, and number of frames-per-second recorded. Capacity is added by increasing the amount of hard-drive space. Recorders can be set to record motion only, time-of-day, or a combination of both.