Quality Assurance In Surveillance Camera Systems

Author: Clearly InSight | | Categories: Alarm Systems , Security Camera Installation , Security System Installation

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One of the biggest challenges when it comes to choosing business and home surveillance camera systems is measuring the quality of the surveillance camera and the installation. While most manufacturers and vendors promote their security cameras and systems as having exceptional image quality, knowing whether it’s true or not is not quite as simple as taking their word for it.

As experts in the field, we at Clearly InSight want to help you understand the different things you can keep in mind when checking out the quality of a surveillance camera system.

1. Cost
Generally speaking, IP cameras should last anywhere from a low end of five years on up, keeping in mind the technology is only twenty-five years old. The environment will impact the longevity as an outdoor camera, for example, will be exposed to harsh elements. It will also be impacted by the quality of the installation and material used for the installation. In the market, you can expect three tiers of product quality based on the cost. Namely, good, better, and best. In our experience we have found that “good” is usually not good enough, we go above and beyond to give you the better and best quality products and installation there is to offer. It helps to keep in mind that low costs will often indicate questionable quality.

2. Past installations
Structured cabling services drive modern communications systems by making businesses safe, secure, and efficient. A well-designed and installed structured cabling system can provide businesses with superior performance and the flexibility they need to accommodate additions, moves, and changes. In order to ensure a company is worth your money, ask to see pictures of their past installations. A quality setup will be neat, clean with no visible wires and a professional look. Cameras should be securely mounted and have no dangling wires except when a "drip loop" is required on outdoor products. NVRs, PoE switches, and UPSs should be neatly mounted preferably in a proper rack in a secure location.

3. Temperature viability
What is the temperature range the cameras can operate? There are a few reasons why you might want to check the temperature viability of a surveillance camera system. First, if the system is going to be used in an environment where there are extreme temperatures, you want to make sure that the system can withstand those conditions. Second, if you are using the system in an area where temperature fluctuations are common, you want to make sure that the system can handle those changes. Finally, if you are concerned about the possibility of the system being damaged by temperature changes, you may want to check the temperature viability of the system. In Manitoba you want a system that is rated to -40°C. 

If you are looking for a commercial security company in Winnipeg, Manitoba, reach out to us at Clearly InSight. We provide innovative, value-added security technologies to commercial, government, school clientele, and retail establishments. We provide a high degree of personalized service before, during, and after post-installation. Ensuring peace of mind for you and your property is our top priority. Our team works to deliver to you the highest quality products at the greatest value to provide you with a high degree of safety.

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