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Covert Security Cameras

We sell a variety of Covert Cameras suited for a vareity of situations that might call for different methods of coversion.

Covert Security Cameras are exactly what they sound like: Security cameras that are hidden by illusive covers and casings. Their are good reasons why one might need to conceal their securiy cameras, such as monitoring employee productivity, or behavior that you find suspicious that might otherwise go unseen. Their are various ways to achieve coversion with a security camera, and our Security Consultants typically utilize three methods.

Mini Camera: An intuitive way of making a camera covert is by making it very small. We sell a mini security camera that is just 1 1/3 inch, which makes it very hard to notice on its own, let alone if you have it hidden.

Motion Detector Camera: Another way of hiding a security camera is by hiding it behind a mock motion detector casing, deceiving anyone unaware of the camera into thinking that the device on the wall is just a motion detector.

Smoke Detector Camera: In a similar fashion to motion detector cameras, we also sell smoke detector cameras, which are just small cameras hidden by smoke detector casings. These cameras can monitor whole rooms while being mounted to a ceiling without anyone in the room being aware.

As the first step in a digital video surveillance system is understanding the capabilities of the various security camera technologies see our  Real surveillance movie samples from our security cameras

CCTV Security Cameras take many shapes and forms

The most common form factors for CCTV cameras are dome, bullet, and standard body. Pan-Tilt-Zoom, Low Light, Infrared Low-Light and License Plate technologies can be built into almost any of these form factors.

Security Camera Tips: Apply Logic when picking cameras and lenses

Consider the following when choosing a CCTV surveillance camera:

1. Sketch out a Floor Plan:
Put in all camera locations.
Consider  the distance to your surveillance zone:Are you 5 feet or 15 feet away from your surveillance target area? It is best to locate your camera as close to the surveillance area first, then choose how much zoom you need. Do you need 4mm, 8mm or 12mm lens or something way more powerful?

2. Field of view or area of surveillance: Take photos of areas you want to cover from the proposed camera locations.
What lens you need depends what you want to see and how far away and how wide a viewing area. Wide angle and fisheye lenses are available. Check out our Field of View Calculator for help.

3. Resolution:
Do you want to capture a persons face or a car license plate? Each situation and expectation will determine the location your security camera will have to be mounted in and the quality of camera you will require to get the desired resolution and image quality for your shot.

4 .Vandalism potential: Will your camera be subject to damage through vandalism or other environmental factors? Vandal resistant cameras are available along with a full range of housing to protect your security camera from any environment.

Lighting: Is the space well lit or dimly lit. Are the lighting conditions simply unpredictable due to an outdoor influence? Are the lights turned off at night? Do you want to monitor the area with the lights turned off? Do you need infrared or low light cameras? Are yow aware of the benefits of a Wide Dynamic Security Camera?

6. Budget:
Just like any technology, the more you spend, the better the system you get. Keep in mind however a low cost camera is better than no camera.

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