Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is a system using one or more video cameras to monitor your property. CCTV systems can simply monitor or they can record. Unlike broadcast television, CCTV systems broadcast footage to a private channel via wired or wireless transmission. While a wired system will be noticeable to your visitors, if you want to hide your system, then you’ll want to go with wireless. It will depend on how you plan to use your system. There is a drawback to using wireless, as wireless systems are prone to interference from other electronic devices.
Choosing a wired system can save your company time and increase productivity. If you choose to use a wired system, incorporate it into a structured cabling system. This type of system is capable of handling multiple types of technology, including CCTV, alarms, and data systems. There are multiple benefits to using a structured cabling system and here are 4 of the biggest.
1. Ease of Installation
A structured cable system is simple to install and it offers more flexibility as new equipment can be painlessly added into the design. It is also easier to relocate should you need to remodel or move your business.
2. Standardizes Your Equipment
A structured cabling system allows you to run all your technology from one system, allowing for simplicity rather than multiple systems of wiring which can be confusing. Being able to understand the wiring will help you know which cable leads to what location or device. This provides for ease of use which will also improve productivity as less time is spent trying to figure out a complex conglomerate of multiple cable and wiring systems.
3. Fewer Issues
A benefit of this organization is the ease of locating and resolving issues since you can easily understand which cable goes where and what it controls. As a result of this organized and easy to understand layout, your system will be back up and running in a faster time. Crucial productivity hours will not be lost in waiting on a network team to arrive and troubleshoot your system.
4. Higher Bandwidth
Higher bandwidth means more room to grow. This provides less likelihood that your system will be outdated should you want to add new technology to your existing system.
Before choosing a CCTV system, it’s good to understand the benefits of wireless versus wired systems. Should you choose to go with wired, consider also incorporating a structured cabling system at that time.