Whether it’s at the store, in banks, or even in your own home – video surveillance allows simple supervision of people and behaviors around a particular area. Often for safety and regulation, video surveillance cameras help us see when and where we cannot. As technology has improved over the past decade, these surveillance cameras have become more and more common inside the home due to dropping prices and simpler usage. It should be known however, that there are two different ways video surveillance can be run.
With analog video surveillance footage can be recorded right into a video tape recorder. However, this makes frame rate run slower and tapes that might only have three hours of space still need to be ran for a full twenty four hour period in order to pick up all the recording it can. It can be blurry and difficult to assess, and in today’s day and age it can seem like old technology but these analog recordings can be transferred to personal computers and converted too.
Digital video surveillance can be saved directly to a computer, capture more video time, and come out with cleaner video quality. With so much new video footage though, it can eat up a lot of space and memory if you forget to compress everything you save. Digital surveillance is being updated each and every year, getting better, more precise, and even more accommodating to anyone who utilizes it.