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Myths About Video Surveillance Systems

Gone are the days when people were first dependent on people and the other machinery that promised security of life and property. With the improvement in technology, it is now seen that the criminals are using better methods to break through some secured areas. This is where one needs advanced security measures. You cannot just rely on the preventive security measures to protect life and property. You also need to keep some measures that will help you to track the criminals after the crime has been performed. This is when you might think of a Video Surveillance system.


The fact that these systems have proved to be the best among all those that are used for the purpose of security, has brought about many companies working to improve the methods and machinery being used in them. Even though, everything looks promising and good enough, there are a few myths that have resulted in many people doubting the actual working of the security systems. A few myths and the respective facts are as mentioned below.

MYTH : Searching for the Footage is difficult.

FACT : There are a number of Video Surveillance systems that store the footage for future reference. It is true that it seems to be difficult to search a small clip from the entire footage that is being recorded since hours. But, technology has brought out a solution for this too. We can now use the date and time to search a particular clip within the entire video footage.

MYTH : You will never get the clarity in images and videos taken at night as compared to those taken in broad daylight.

FACT : You can avail night/ day cameras if you wish to capture images both; during the day and the night. A White Light Infrared Illuminator will help you get a clear image. The camera should be fixed with an infrared corrected lens that solves the problem of switching between the day and night modes.

MYTH : The IR Illuminators usually have a fixed range of illumination that needs to be compared to that of the camera before it is bought.

FACT : The Illumination distance of an Infrared Illuminator can be increased by simply increasing the output power of the light source. If you want to increase the distance twice, you need to increase the distance thrice, the output power should be increased nine times and so on.

It is therefore seen that nothing is possible in this advanced world of technology. One can surely make use of the advanced settings that most of these devices have, to make sure that they work well and give the expected output.