Making Right Decisions When Purchasing Business Security Cameras

June 8th, 2018

As a business owner in Houston, TX, or manager of security for a business in Houston, TX, it is imperative that the right security cameras are purchased for business use. This not only allows staff to think of more important business matters, it also ensures the place of business is safe at all times. More and more businesses in Houston, TX are introducing the latest security equipment; but, this doesn't mean some aren't making the right choice in terms of what is truly the best form of monitoring for their business.

The fact that low resolution cameras still exist, and that not all monitoring equipment is created equally, should say something about what to look for, and the actual quality you can expect in terms of business security cameras and systems. Low resolution images may be rejected in a court hearing; so going with 4k is truly the ideal option when it comes to choosing a system to monitor a commercial business establishment.

The resolution is - This basically refers to how much footage and the quality of the footage which is going to be captured by the security cameras which are in place. At 256*256 resolution and clarity are extremely low. A few other options are:

  • 640*480 this is ideal for emailing photos or posting photos on a website.
  • 1216*912 is ideal for printing pictures.
  • 1600*1200 is considered HD; this is similar to the quality you would expect to receive from a lab if they printed photos for you.
  • 2240*1680 For images of 16'' * 20''; this is what you would typically see on a 4K camera.
  • 4064*2074 is top quality, what you could expect from an 11 MP camera. Resolution at this point is truly spectacular.

Camera resolution and video resolution - In terms of digital photography, several factors also have to be considered for videography purposes; among these are:

1 The display size - Monitors, TV, projectors, and other screens, have provided better resolution in recent years. Recent updates and upgrades in technology has helped with such improved quality.

2. Print size - With higher resolution, the potential for bigger print sizes is possible. Pixel density will dictate the resolution quality; for good quality, it should be 330 PPI or greater.

3. Cropping - This refers to reducing size of image, to see a specific point. This shouldn't interfere with resolution of the image.

4. Down sampling - The higher the resolution, the easier it is to resize for optimal quality.

4K resolution - These security cameras feature a resolution of 4000 pixels and vertical of about 2200 pixels. The DCI 4K is used for filming in production (movie) industries with a standard resolution of 4096*2160. With ultra HD, the resolution is 3840*2160 pixels. This is standard for TV and computer applications.

Benefits of 4K - Of course resolution is the prime benefit of 4K it results in sharper and crisper images. This will help enhance footage for security monitoring purposes. For wide range, outdoor monitoring is also the ideal solution for broader coverage areas. With wider lens, and broader fields, pixel quality will still be improved. For indoor use, it is the premier for homes or larger indoor spaces.

In terms of drawbacks, the main ones are larger equipment and storage needs. Larger bandwidth also means it can possibly slow down internet with a poor connection quality. The higher cost of these systems may also deter some businesses.

All in all, 4K is the way to go for business monitoring. Apart from cost, and larger equipment/storage needs, it is hard to find reasoning against choosing these systems, when you want the premier solution for business security.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

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"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

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