Installing CCTV at Remotely Monitored Sites: Top Tips


This article will discuss some top tips for installing CCTV at remotely-monitored sites and will include information about assessing image quality, installing high-quality data cables, and having a clear alarm escalation plan. Read on to find out more.

Aim for maximum resolution 

Image quality is one of the major factors that determine whether a CCTV system is effective and reliable, so it's important to ensure you get the right CCTV camera for the job. In general, higher-resolution cameras and lenses produce better resolution with less visible pixilation.

In order to ensure the highest possible image quality, ensure you purchase cameras that can capture up to 1080p or 4K resolution, which will give you an image that's crisp and clear without breaking up into pixels. If your site requires more advanced surveillance (such as in a warehouse or delivery yard), you can even use IP cameras that are capable of delivering much higher resolutions, including 8MP up to 25MP.

Install high-quality data cables

Because CCTV cameras transmit live video feeds over the network, the quality of the cable used for this purpose will directly affect image quality. A fantastic camera connected to a poor quality data cable will produce bad results. Using poor quality cables can also introduce interference on the line. Many types of cheap Ethernet cable (particularly Cat5e) are susceptible to 'crosstalk' — a type of interference that causes one wire to interfere with another, degrading the signal quality and introducing delays in data transmission. This means that there's a greater risk of losing valuable footage due to dropped frames or compromised resolution. On the other hand, high-quality Cat6 and Cat6a Ethernet cables are designed to minimise crosstalk while improving network performance and increasing data transfer speeds. However, although many manufacturers claim that their products are Cat6 or Cat6a grade, it's worth checking that they meet the standards of the relevant industry bodies. 

Have an alarm escalation plan

It's best to have an established method for escalating security CCTV alarms depending on the nature of each event. For example, in the case of a fire alarm, you may want the person monitoring the feed to contact the local fire department, while for possible intruders or a violent threat, you might contact the police or a security company. Alarms should be escalated depending on the nature of the incident, but it is vital that the person monitoring the CCTV knows how to react.

If you would like more info, you should contact a local security company today.


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