Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Listed below are some of the general frequently asked questions about our solutions.

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How much does it cost to install CCTV?

The total cost will depend on your specific needs and budget. Every business and home has unique security requirements. There are many surveillance options on the market that suit different situations or premises, and that selecting the proper camera for the right application really is vital.

Our team of experts will ask you the following questions to recommend you the best solution

  1. Will you use the camera inside or outside?
  2. How much area do you need to cover and are the areas located relatively close to each other or spread far apart.?. The area will determine the type of camera and number of cameras required.
  3. Do you need audio from your security camera?If audio is required, consider whether one- or two-way audio is needed
  4. Will you use your camera in low light or dark area?
  5. How much resolution do you require? For applications that require detailed images, megapixel or HDTV cameras may be the best option
  6. Where do you want to store Videos (local storage or cloud)?
  7. Do you require remote viewing?
  8. Do you already have a existing network infrastructure? (IP cameras only). Most homes (home network) and business already own networks.

Surveillance Video Solutions
There are basically two types of CCTV systems:

In the traditional analog CCTV application, security cameras capture an analog video signal and transfer that signal over coax cable to the Digital Video Recorder (DVR). The DVR converts the analog signal to digital, compresses it, and then stores it on a hard drive for later retrieval

In the IP system each network camera captures an analog image but immediately converts it to digital inside the camera. The digital video stream is then broadcast over the local area network (LAN) using Ethernet (CAT5 or CAT6) cable. Power is supplied to the cameras through the Ethernet cable via Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) adapters built into the cameras and at the (POE enabled) switch. The Ethernet cable for each camera is plugged into the switch which feeds into the network hub.
A Network Video Recorder (NVR) performs the same function as its DVR in the analog system It captures each camera’s signal, compresses, and records it. The main difference is that the video feeds are digital (and much higher resolution) and not analog. The NVR combines the video streams from the cameras and handles the broadcast over the LAN and internet for local and remote viewing.

Security Camera and Types Features
Take a look at our guide to discover how to choose the best security camera for your needs.

Analogue vs IP
Indoor vs. outdoor options
Wired vs. wireless
Resolution (Video quality)
Field of View ( how wide an angle a camera can record)
Night vision/Infrared capability
PTZ – Pan/tilt/zoom camera Vs Dome camera Vs Bullet camera Vs Box camera
Motion detection
Audio capability ( microphone,and a speaker)
Storage options (local or cloud)
Internet bandwidth you require (For streaming video and sending alerts via email and text)
Recording devices (NVR for IP cameras and DVR for analog cameras)

Benefits of IP Cameras over Analog Cameras:

Resolution: IP cameras have superior image quality to that of analogs. The higher pixel resolution of the IP cameras means you can zoom into much more details of a scene even after it is recorded, without losing clarity.
Power arrangements: IP cameras can be mostly powered over the same network cable through POE (Power Over Ethernet) by simply connecting them to a POE-capable network switch, eliminating the need for separate source of power. This is not the case in analog cameras, where each camera would need separate power source.
Intelligence and Video analytics:An IP system can set your network to flag “events” that occur in the camera’s field of vision. This could be anything from motion detection to missing objects to tampering with the camera itself. Instead of poring over hours of footage, your network can tell you exactly when these events occurred and point you right to them.
Security: Video is encrypted and authenticated so transmission is secure.
Scalability: An analog system limits you to the number of cameras you can hook up to a single DVR. You also need cabling for each individual camera. IP camera CCTV uses a network video recorder (NVR). This runs each camera in a certain range to a single switch. This switch can then run back to the NVR, saving substantially on cabling, installation, and maintenance costs. Additionally, IP cameras capture a much wider field of view than comparable analog cameras, meaning a single IP camera is potentially able to do the job of three to four of the analog cameras
No major re-cabling: Ip cameras can be deployed usually by utilizing the same LAN network infrastructure. If you are a large business with lots of cameras you may need to upgrade your existing network to handle the large added traffic
No major interference / distortion : In IP systems there is less interference and distortion due to electrical noises, poor quality connections, and ground loop effects.
Lots of extra features: New IP cameras come with a constantly-expanding list of new features and enhancements – these include video analytic and enhancement features, web interface for direct view and remote monitoring and control, automatic alert notifications via email and SMS and even internal NVR for recording of videos.

The total cost can include:
Cameras (cameras with really good features and resolution are more expensive)
POE switch (IP cameras only)
Router (IP cameras only)
Hard drive or Cloud storage
LCD Monitor
Labour cost (The number of cameras and the location where these cameras will be installed can affect labour costs )

What is the correct choice?
Both types of CCTV systems (analogue and IP) work well in either commercial or residential security. In IP system you can use fewer cameras, less cabling, you’ll need less maintenance, and you don’t have to invest as heavily in DVRs. You’ll also save substantial amounts of time when looking for particular events in the footage as well.An IP system can be a high initial cost, but it can save money in the long-term. Analogue systems are more practical, easy to operate, install and cost-effective. Whether an analogue or IP is best for you it all depends on the security needs of your business. small business with limited budget may be suited for analogue system. But bear in mind that the future of CCTV surveillance solutions is with IP-based systems

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How Much Does a Card Access Control System Cost?

Access control system prices depend on the number of doors that require security and the number of employees within an organization. Hardware and labour are  the most expensive part of an investment.

protecting employees, confidential information and expensive equipment makes an investment in a card access system worth considering.Card access system can limit access to authorized employees and visitors and meets employers’ goals by providing affordable and effective security.Lost keys create security risk and re-keying doors is expensive.Card access control system provide high levels of security by providing a record of valid entries as well as a log of those that were denied.

A card access system consists hardware  and computer software that manages the security network. The components of a card access system typically include these:

  • ID card for each employee
  • Card reader on each door
  • Locking hardware for each door (ie. Electric strikes)
  • Door Controller
  • Software License

Depending on your needs, you may go for a simple system that enables your employees and visitors to enter the premises—this basic form is known as standalone access control (the system is programmed at the door it controls).

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