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Home Security Cameras

FACT: Most installed residential camera systems are low-resolution and good for capturing motion and activity but not good for evidentiary purposes. You can see that something is happening but can not tell who it is. This is ok for a facility with a guard monitoring the screens but not useful for an unattended residence.

Residential camera systems must provide enough clarity to capture what someone did and clearly identify them for the authorities.

Key features to look for are:

  • - High-definition images (>1 megapixel)
  • - Day/Night auto-iris and backlight compensation to see details in shadows
  • - Advanced motion detection and motion profiles to avoid false alerts
  • - Audio recording and even better, 2-Way audio
  • - Offsite image storage so evidence can not be stolen
  • - Sufficient camera selection for all applications
  • - Multiple live and recorded viewing options including Phone, PC, TVs, and remotes.

A security system that includes a camera system provides ultimate safety, security, and comfort to the home. An automated camera system by DistinctAV works with the security features in your house so you can relax and enjoy the time you spend at home and even know your home is secure while you’re away.

You can monitor multiple zones of your house, indoors and outdoors, from any room in your house. These cameras are integrated with your home data networks, allowing you to access the video feed on any display in your home. Go away on vacation knowing your home will be safe and secure the whole time: You can remotely monitor your home while away, and pull up your camera feeds anywhere you have internet access.

Technologically advanced features allow for high definition, incredible zooming capabilities, and high motion sensitivity. The camera system triggers specific alerts in your home, so that you can see (and hear) any visitor that approaches the front door or rings the door bell.

Even while you’re away, your security system will alert you to unusual events triggered by any of your cameras.

Benefits:
Kids are safe playing outdoors

An automated camera system provides surveillance of outdoor areas so that you can relax inside, reading a book, while keeping an eye on the kids playing in the pool or back yard.

Security + Convenience
Relax and watch a movie in your home theater. When someone rings the doorbell, the movie will pause to display the front door camera feed.

High-tech Image Feed
Each camera in your property moves along a pre-programmed path. While viewing the camera feed, you may closely zoom in on an object or suspicious activity. These high-tech cameras will automatically switch between color mode and light-sensitive monochrome, depending on light conditions, to provide high-quality viewing.

Smart Motion Detection Alerts
The camera always snaps images when motion is detected and stores them in the DVR or file server for easy retrieval later.  Additionally, if the security system is armed, the automation controller sends an email to your phone with the image attached.

Feature

Analog Cameras

Triplex DVRs

IP Cameras

IP DVR

Local viewing on TV

Y

 

 

 

Local viewing on PC or IP Device/Touchscreen

N

If web enabled

Y

Y

Remote viewing via Web

Via DVR

If web enabled

Y

Y

Full motion video

Y

Some

Local

Yes

High-Res images

300-450

300-450

320-HD

Yes

Audio Listen

N

 

Some

 

Motion Detection

N

Y

Some

Y

Camera Status monitoring

N

Some

Some

Y

Image quality (depends on camera)

Lower

 

Higher

 

Day/Night capable

Y

-

Y

-

Pan, Tilt, Zoom capabilities

Some

 

Some

 

Cabling

Coax+18/2 or Cat5 w/balun

 

Cat5+18/2

or POE

 

Camera options

Many

 

Limited & growing

 

Outdoor cams cost

Low

 

High

 

Local motion trigger output

N

Some,

at DVR

Some

Some,

at DVR