Security Cameras

Security Cameras and Home Surveillance Cameras

home surveillance camerasIf you’re looking for a security camera for your home or business, you’ve come to the right place. Dynamark Security of Richmond is a leading local provider of video surveillance equipment for both residential and commercial use.

We install and service many types of surveillance cameras, including CCTV cameras, analog cameras, IP cameras, and wireless security cameras. Whether you need a single outdoor security camera to monitor the front entrance of your home, or a complete security camera system for your business, our highly trained and experienced technicians will make sure that your equipment is properly set up.

Home Surveillance Cameras

In and around the home, outdoor surveillance cameras can be used as a deterrent to burglars while indoor cameras can be used to monitor children or sensitive areas like a home office.

Modern security cameras for home use record high-resolution, full-color images, and in the case of IP cameras can even allow you to remotely view live footage over a mobile device.

Popular styles of home security cameras include fixed dome cameras, box cameras, and bullet cameras.  Manufacturers include Honeywell and GE/Interlogix.

Cameras can be set up to start recording when they detect motion so that they only capture relevant video vs hours of “dead air”.

Video Analytics

One exciting new feature that can be added to security cameras for both homes and businesses is video analytics.

This technology from uses artificial intelligence to not only distinguish between people and animals (or tree branches blowing in the wind, for that matter), but also between people who you might not consider a threat (such as a mailman quickly walking up to your door and leaving) and more suspicious activity (like someone lingering around your porch).

You can set your preferences to whatever settings you want, and it will only send alerts about the type of activity you are interested in.  Basically, you are teaching the camera what type of activity you want it to tell you about.

Watch the video below to learn more about how video analytics works, or click here to learn more.

Business Security Cameras

For a business, security cameras are a great way to deter crime of all types. In addition to making burglars think twice about breaking in to a business, cameras can also deter shoplifting and employee theft. They can also provide an accurate record of events to discourage frivolous lawsuits from either customers or employees.

Depending on the size and nature of a business, the requirements for security cameras can vary greatly. Typically, most businesses will want to cover the following areas with cameras:

  • Parking lots
  • Entry points
  • Point of sale
  • Cash room or safe
  • Main lobby

We can install closed-circuit TV (CCTV) systems for a business that allow a security guard to monitor the cameras in real time, or the cameras can record footage that can be viewed later if necessary.

Security Cameras for Churches

Churches have many of the same security concerns as for-profit businesses, but they also have the added risk of being targeted for vandalism or hate crimes. Security cameras can help protect sensitive areas, deter crime, and make a church a safer place.

We can help churches on a tight budget with affordable options for security camera systems. Contact our office for a quote.

Wireless Security Cameras

The term “wireless security camera” usually refers to a camera that broadcasts its video feed via a radio transmitter to either a monitor or a recording device. The camera will most likely still have a wire connected to it for a power source, although some cameras also can run off of battery power.

Although there are some advantages to wireless security cameras, such as being easier to install or move to a different location, right now these advantages don’t outweigh the disadvantages. These include:

  • Wireless security cameras are less reliable due to the potential for interference from other devices.
  • The video quality from wireless cameras is usually lower resolution than that from wired cameras, making it less useful.
  • If cameras are not placed correctly, the signal can be disrupted by walls or other solid objects.

Because of these disadvantages, we do not recommend using wireless security cameras as an outdoor camera. Indoor wireless security camera application can obviously be different from outdoor application. Based on your needs, wireless indoor cameras may be useful and work very well. Contact us for details.