An Analog Camera Security System uses analog video signals and transfer that signal over coax cable to a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or a Monitor for continuous live viewing. Each camera is connected directly to the DVR or Monitor by using cable which bundles the video and the power together.
Who uses Analog Security Systems?
Analog Camera Security Systems are widely used in condominiums, apartment buildings, gated communities, office buildings, clubhouses, elevators, private residences, industrial sites etc. due to their cost effectiveness and ease of use.
How do I view my Analog Cameras?
A monitor can be connected directly to the cameras or to the DVR for viewing by a security guard, building manager, office staff, etc.
A DVR converts the images and stores it on a hard drive for retrieval. Intelligence is built into the DVR to handle scheduling, motion detection, digital zoom, remote viewing via the internet, etc. The DVR which stores the images can be set up to broadcast over the internet. The video for all of the cameras linked to the DVR are transmitted as one stream (one IP address). It is very efficient and secure for viewing.
How many cameras can my DVR record?
DVR's (Digital Video Recorders) come in a variety of sizes. Typically DVRs have 4, 8 or 16 channels. Each channel represents a camera. If you have a 16 Channel DVR you can record up to 16 cameras on that one DVR.
The amount of storage available is dependent upon the size of your DVRs hard drive (250GB, 500GB, 1 TB, 2TB, etc), the amount of cameras being stored and the resolution of the cameras.