Signal House Communications provides a wide range of security camera options. Securing your business is paramount and our systems feature the latest HD video technology.
Our security cameras can be installed inside or outside your business. We offer indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, each with unique advantages.
Indoor Security Cameras
Ideal for monitoring activity inside your business. Indoor cameras protect against theft, vandalism, and other unwanted activity while you’re away from your property.
Outdoor Security Cameras
Outdoor security cameras are used to monitor activity outside of your property line as well as within it. By placing one or more outdoor cameras around your property line, you can ensure that no one is coming onto your property without being detected by an outdoor camera. This can help protect against burglaries and other crimes such as vandalism that may occur when you’re away from home for extended periods of time.
Our highly trained technicians are experienced in all aspects of security systems
Typical Security Camera Solutions Include
Signal House offers surveillance systems designed specifically for each client’s needs. Our consultants can tailor each surveillance design to the unique security requirements of our customer. We can analyze the security requirements of each facility and create a plan to fully implement a system to meet the safety and support necessary for a secure environment. These capabilities can easily be integrated with other solutions making the process seamless upon installation.
Many times, our customers may not know the exact solutions they need. Our consultants can tell what you need based on the business and our experience. We can analyze how busy your business is and tell what areas need to be covered and how many cameras are needed. We’ve installed cameras in every type of location imaginable.
When you work with us, you can integrate your security system with our other solutions as a package (one-stop-shop for digital menu boards, cabling, etc.)
An IP camera, a network-based digital camera, can transmit data to computer networks like the internet. Wireless cameras store all video data in their camera and transmit it wirelessly using Wi-Fi or cell signals. A connection between a traditional analog security camera (DVR) and a DVR is made using either an analog BNC cable, coaxial cables, RCA cables, Firewire, or RCA cables. Wireless cameras transmit signals using radios and other wireless devices. An advantage to using an IP network digital surveillance system is the ability to use existing network infrastructure when moving from analog systems. An analog system older than an IP network will require you to run new cables and pull additional wires. IP cameras allow you to move between systems remotely and offer great flexibility.
While IP cameras can be connected to a network or used as a standalone device, wireless cameras require an external power source. While wireless cameras don’t require any wiring, they have their drawbacks. Someone with expensive equipment can hack into wireless components. It is best to add an additional layer of security to your security camera system.
Yes, IP-based security systems based on IP networks can also be wireless, like wireless cameras. Because of its flexibility, wireless technology is being used in this industry. Wi-Fi may be an option for someone who wants to minimize future wiring and has a wired network infrastructure. A network video recorder (NVR) is a device that records video from both an IP camera and a wireless camera.
An NVR and DVR are different in that they use different power sources. The power source for an NVR is either AC Mains Power or DC Power. This means the device must be connected to the wall like a computer. The NVR takes the video and transmits it to a computer or network storage device, such as a hard disk or RAID array via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The DVRs can be powered by AC adapters, generators, or solar panels. A DVR records video from your cameras and stores it on a hard drive until you decide to make a recording. You can create a recording schedule for each camera to ensure that you are always aware of what was recorded at any given time.
An analog security camera system is much older than its IP counterparts. A traditional analog security camera system and a DVR are connected using coaxial cable, RCA cables, or Firewire. It’s no longer used as the older technologies have eliminated it. Analog cameras have a low resolution and fuzzy image that can’t be used to identify faces unless they are within 5 feet of the camera. They are almost ineffective for commercial applications, except perhaps to monitor people who might be very close to the camera. If someone steals an item, they may be seen at 2 feet, but they wouldn’t be recognized at 30 feet.
On the other hand, IP cameras use a compressed digital video stream. This is sent via Ethernet or coaxial cable/BNC cabling. Depending on how much bandwidth is available, these digital signals can be compressed to reduce bandwidth usage. Administrators can view high-resolution images remotely without any noticeable quality loss. This is possible because the series of lossy steps have been completed before it reaches your computer. This allows you to identify faces much farther away, which is useful when monitoring large areas like parking lots and gates.
Wireless security camera systems require a router to view remotely from computers or mobile devices. WIFI and Ethernet cameras require a router to transmit images/videos back to your smartphone or computer via the signals sent by these networks. It is difficult for video streams to reach their destination without an active connection. This can make them almost useless in cases where bandwidth is limited due to slow speeds, too many users trying to use the same network (cable/cellular), or a poorly configured home/business network.