Recent technological advances have made CCTV security systems more effective. These technological advances have made security systems more efficient at catching criminals. They are also a cost-effective way to safeguard your business' assets. These and many other reasons are why CCTV security systems are becoming more popular with business owners. Keep reading to learn more about the various types of CCTV cameras and how they work. 

There are many options for CCTV security cameras. 

Wired Security cameras are powered by cables that transmit footage to a monitor. Transmission can become less reliable if the transmission distance exceeds 300 meters. The problem can be solved by using signal boosters, switches, and networking cables. Multiple cameras are usually interconnected to a system of monitors located in a security area.

Analogue Security Cameras are the most popular type of CCTV security camera. They can store video on-site and provide basic security functions. They can display security video on any standard TV.

IP (Internet Protocol Camera) Cameras have the same functionality as analogue security cameras. However, IP cameras offer far superior capabilities. These security cameras have higher resolution and more flexible features such as remote zoom and repositioning. You can also view your security footage via a web browser. You can connect your security camera with a web browser to get real-time notifications about any unusual activity on the site. You can see what your IP security camera is recording via your smartphone or computer. The main drawback of IP cameras is their high price.

Security Systems: Video Recorders

Security systems that use CCTV cameras need recorders. A recorder is a device that records footage from CCTV security cameras. This allows you to look at it later. There are two main types of video recording. These are:

  • DVRs are also known as digital video recorders. They replace analogue recorders that rely on videotapes. DVRs convert analogue camera footage to digital format at the required frames per second and resolution. The new images are recorded over the originals when the hard drive's storage is full. It is important to inspect your recorder immediately after an incident.
  • NVRs are also known as network camera recorders or DVRs. They are compatible with IP cameras. Your NVR can be connected to your security cameras using a switch or network router. You can also view your NVR footage via a mobile app or web browser. 


We offer CCTV monitoring services.

Clients can get the best CCTV monitoring services that ensure safety 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer the following services:

Video Monitoring

We assist in the setting up and conducting video surveillance of public areas. Our team is well-trained to use the camera professionally and adhere to all technical, legal, ethical, and regulatory parameters. We are sensitive to the privacy of others and monitor any suspicious behaviour.

Quality Assurance

The head of our monitoring team oversees the activities and performance of CCTV operators. To ensure the highest performance, they conduct unscheduled and periodic reviews.

4 Forces Security monitors your CCTV remotely to ensure that your business is under expert supervision, giving you peace of mind and security. Contact us today at 01902 712000 for more details on our CCTV Monitoring services.