CCTV surveillance Camera Deployments

November 19, 2011 at 19:27:20
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Need some help

I'm planning to secure a site with an area of 2,500 square meters. In one of its corners is a small 400 sq. meter office. I'd like to monitor the whole site including the office.

What cctv cameras would be advisable to deploy to such requirement? Are cctv cameras with zooming features more cost-effective than putting up multiple non-moving cameras to cover the whole area? How many cameras are we looking at for this project?

I'm thinking of using moving & zooming cameras for this requirement; do you agree?


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November 21, 2011 at 09:11:30
For something like that I would contact a specialist security company and get a couple of quotes. You don't have to use them but at least they will be able to give you an idea of what sort of system you want.

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November 27, 2011 at 18:57:05
I can't give you the answer you need but if you go for a PZT (Point-Tilt-Zoom) camera, you'll need someone at the desk moving it around every few seconds so you can see the whole area.

A single fixed camera may not do the job because all the angles may not be covered and you may need more then one. Those things aren't cheap but are most commonly used.

There are some PTZ cameras that have built-in macros. They allow you to program in movements in the camera so it can continuously do that action as it's recording so you can cover most of your corners and not have someone at a desk.

Not knowing what you're trying to protect and what the office area looks like, I'd also recommend getting a pro in.

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December 11, 2011 at 15:03:27
Thanks for your advices.


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December 11, 2011 at 17:30:53
i work in the security industry, and it all really depends on what you are wanting covered.

for starters, you could have 4 PTZ (pan tilt zoom) located at each corner, have them programmed to 'tour' which basically means you point a camera in a certain direction, save its position and continue doing that until that camera has maybe 6 or 7 areas its looking at.

in the office you could have a static wide angle camera, or maybe a couple of 360° ceiling mounted cameras (these can also be covert if needed) again, these can be PTZ type or static.

everything really depends on what you're actually wanting the cameras to do, obviously the more you want, the more it costs, and if you have security monitoring them during the day/night, or if you want Ip cameras where you can monitor remotely from any pc, laptop or smartphone

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