Today, it is unclear how much organizations are spending to install network cameras. A CCTV camera installation company in Kuwait made it very easy for everyone.
A lot of the time, even though one has a nice HD camera on their desk at work. It won’t take up too much space and will give them a clear picture of what is going on.
However, if they want to videotape something off-site when they aren’t around, then this is where panoramic security cameras come in handy.
First things first- there are 4 types of panoramic (network) cameras:
Bullet Cameras (which look like a tube or bullet shape):
Dome Cameras (which look like an alien head):
Multi-Dome Cameras (which look like a beehive or an upside-down umbrella):
One can distribute the cameras to different sites, and they will all stream back to one central computer. The camera builds up a complete panoramic image of several angles, and the person monitoring it will see everything in their sites that needs to be seen.
One can also control their direction remotely.
Panoramic security cameras are best used for:
Protecting Point-Of-Sale areas at large stores: Monitoring border crossings: Parking lots: multi-unit residential buildings, Parking Garages, etc.
What do these cameras need to panoramically monitor an area?
A central controller (to receive the feeds from each camera): This connects the cameras. A display device (to monitor all of them at once): These can be either monitors or video projectors. If they are trying to view multiple angles without any 2D mapping software, then they will probably want a monitor. If they would rather have the perspective mapped onto a 3D map, then go with a projector.
Power supplies for each camera: One’s cameras will need the power to run- so if they are battery powered, that is fine too! They just need to make sure there are enough batteries/power outlets/sockets available, so their network is up and running at all times. Dynamic IP addresses: This allows one to connect the cameras from anywhere in the world as long as there is some sort of internet connection available.
Wi-Fi transmission signals from the camera(s) back to the central controller: These can be transmitted over either Wi-Fi (within a certain range) or cable (and then plugged into a socket). If possible, it makes sense to go with wireless, but depending on their environment and distance, they may want cables instead.
Alarm inputs/outputs: So that one can monitor whether an alarm has been set off (at whatever site). By connecting these to external devices such as sirens, strobe lights, etc., it will make sure everyone knows when an alarm has occurred. If their cameras are hooked up to an interactive phone system, then they can access live video feeds using voice commands.
One’s panoramic network camera will need good image quality so that the picture is clear at all angles- however, it isn’t just about resolution because there are other factors involved, such as lighting, type of lens used, etc.
To improve the quality of the image, one should have a focal length between 8mm and 14mm to see everything clearly without any distortion. They should also pay attention to the field of view that their lenses provide, which explains how wide their camera’s coverage area is- typically anywhere from 140 to 180 degrees. This makes sure that everything necessary is captured at all times.
This was some basic information on the CCTV camera system in Kuwait.