Frequently asked questions:
What is most important in choosing surveillance camera system?
First there are wired or wi-fi connected systems. Wi-fi is seemingly easier to install and cost effective. However not many realize that power need to be supplied to the camera. In some cases certified electrician would be needed to extend the 120V power source close to the cameras. Plus wi-fi signal is unstable and may be weak.
If you decide to choose wired system there is a choice of Analog (TVI/CVI) or IP. Both systems can support UHD 4K resolution (8MP) the main difference is IP system uses cat6e cables (ethernet cable) which makes camera system modern, more versatile, delivers better picture and has much better functionality. The main drawback of IP system is the price.
At Simcoe Security Solutions we instal cat6e wires no matter what system you purchase. We use special adapters to change the signal from IP to Analog. This is done to save you money now and let you have an option switch between. Call us to get the pricing for both systems
Nightvision which one to choose?
We offer 3 types of night vision cameras
- Infrared light camera will give you basic black/white picture, the distance will be limited to by the red light emitted, it can be IR30 or IR60 last 2 digits are meters.
- Starlight Camera, these cameras will not emit any light and will have bright picture of the area. Camera will use digital technology to brighten up the night picture. The video will be monochrome and will not be limited to the distance, so it is recommended for outdoor use.
- Colour Night camera, uses LED light and starlight technology so it will give you day like picture during night. We recommend to install it on the front of the house above driveway, since it will automatically turn one the LED light during night.
What does SMD do?
All our equipment will have machine learning algorithm and will differentiate human or a car motion from any other motions, thus sagnificantly lowering false triggers
What should we know about installation?
Price may vary and depends on camera and recorder locations. Some wires might be exposed.
Can you upgrade my old system?
Yes, it is fairly easy job switching cameras and recorder. Labour cost are minimal