Best CCTV Security Cameras for Home and Offices

When it comes to securing your business, there are many different types of CCTV to choose from. Surveillance plays a huge part in today’s society, and with cameras all around us, our day-to-day lives are experiencing higher levels of security each day.

CCTV plays a huge part in today’s society, and with cameras all around us, our day-to-day lives are experiencing higher levels of security each day.

What many people don’t know, however, is that there are a variety of different types of CCTV cameras which suit different situations or premises and that selecting the proper camera for the right application really is vital.

What are the different types of CCTV cameras?

Different cameras are designed for different environments, Trust mtech to choose the best CCTV camera for your home and office, Mtech is the number one security firm in kenya.

Dark Fighter Technology Cameras

Dark fighter technology can be used in the day and night and offer optimal performance thanks to its wide range of capabilities.

are equipped with ½” CMOS progressive scan sensors which allows the device to pick up high-quality images and doesn’t require an extra light source – which makes the perfect night time security surveillance camera.

Advantages of Dark Fighter CCTV Camera

  1. 24 hour surveillance coverage – The Darkfighter series is the best solution to replace your more conventional IP networked CCTV systems. Further more these systems offer a huge focal range thanks to their 6-136mm lenses. This here means that even the smallest of details can be captured from a large distance away.
  2. Smart detection features – Hikvision have implemented a number of features to their Darkfighter series which include: intrusion detection, facial detection, audio exception, line crossing and much more.
  3. High quality video footage – The Darkfighter is capable of streaming videos in full 1080p as well as offering up to a 23x optical zoom when combined with 120 dB WDR.
  4. Ability to optimise the level of storage – Image quality can be compromised when users optimise storage and bandwidth. The Darkfighter offers easy integration with other video surveillance systems and equipment and ensures when the user optimise storage that image quality is not reduced.
  5. Suitable for all kinds or environments – The Darkfighter series is ideal for a wide range of outdoor environments thanks to its main cameras being protected against rain and dust.

ANPR/LPR Cameras

ANPR and LPR cameras are used to read and store data on registration plates. They offer a simple and efficient solution to many organisations including tolling, hotel overstay management and the obvious.

car parking. ANRP stands for Automatic Number Plate Recognition (LPR cameras stands for License plate cameras) and these devices help to obtain copious information in a high traffic area to keep any premises secure.

Advantages of ANPR/LPR cameras include:

  1. Smart features: information storage
  2. Can identify cars that have been banned from a premises
  3. Allows a business to run smoothly

Dome CCTV Camera

dome camera is one most commonly used for indoor and outdoor security and surveillance. The shape of the camera makes it difficult for onlookers to tell which way the camera is facing, which is a strong piece of design, deterring criminals by creating an air of uncertainty. Other benefits of this type of camera include:

Other benefits of internal and external dome cameras include:

  1. Ease of installation
  2. Vandal-resistant features
  3. IR night vision

Bullet CCTV Camera

Bullet cameras are long and cylindrical in shape and are ideal for outdoor use. Their strengths lie specifically in applications which require long distance viewing. Installed within protective casings, the cameras are shielded against dust, dirt and other natural elements.

The cameras can easily be mounted with a mounting bracket, and come fitted with either fixed or varifocal lenses depending on the requirements of its intended application.

Advantages of CCTV Cameras

  1. IR night vision
  2. Compact size aids installation
  3. High-quality image resolution

Cmount CCTV Camera

Coming with detachable lenses, C-mount cameras allow for simple lens changes to fit different applications. C-mount cameras can cover distances beyond 40 ft thanks to the possibility to use special lenses with these cameras, whereas standard CCTV lenses can only cover distances of 35-40 ft.

Advantages of CCTV Cameras

  1. Can support changes in technology
  2. Effective for indoor use
  3. Bulky size makes them noticeable (which acts as a deterrent)

Day/Night CCTV Camera

Capable of operating in both normal and poorly lit environments, these cameras benefit from not requiring inbuilt infrared illuminators as they can capture clear video images in the dark thanks to their extra sensitive imaging chips.

For this reason, these cameras are ideal for outdoor surveillance applications in which IR cameras are unable to function optimally.

PTZ Pan Tilt & Zoom Camera

PTZ – Pan/tilt/zoom – cameras allow the camera to be moved left or right (panning), up and down (tilting) and even allow the lens to be zoomed closer or farther. These cameras are used in situations where a live guard or surveillance specialist is there operating the security systems.

Advantages PTZ Pan Tilt & Zoom Camera

  1. 200m IR night vision
  2. X36 optical zoom
  3. High-quality image resolution

Varifocal CCTV Cameras

With the ability to zoom in and out without forfeiting its focus. Varifocal cameras allow you to adjust the focal length, the angle and increase or decrease the zoom – ideal for obtaining footage in a square room where you would normally experience a ‘dead zone’ with any alternative, fixed lense camera.