Why you need a CCTV system

CCTV has been proven as one of the most effective ways for crime prevention and detection. CCTV provides a convenient and efficient solution to manage and protect large areas at all hours. Some other benefits include:

  • Reduce stock theft and loss
  • Enforcing Occupational health & safety policies
  • Increase staff productivity
  • Reduce worker’s compensation claims


Megapixel vs. Analogue

So what is the big deal? Why should you the consumer in some cases pay more than 3 – 4 times as much for a single IP Megapixel recording camera compared to a standard CCD composite analogue camera seen all over the retail world and airports etc? The answer is better quality of image.

If you can cover with 1 camera the work of 4 analogue is analogue really cheaper? This is the argument in a nutshell more for less. Call the office today to find out if this is your situation as well. Megapixel cameras cannot see around corners…yet. This however does not take into consideration other benefits not talked about such as analytic software which helps systems record events that are necessary. Again systems that offer more in terms of current performance and into the future builds in redundancy into your system reducing total cost of ownership.

Dome Cameras

Dome Cameras are commonly used in surveillance systems inside of Casinos, Retail Stores, and Restaurants, simply because dome cameras tend to blend in more with their surroundings. In addition, due to the dome enclosure, it is more difficult for someone to tell which direction the lens of the camera is pointing. If the area that you are installing your camera is susceptible to vandalism or tampering, you should consider installing a Vandal Dome Camera. A varifocal dome camera gives you the flexibility to adjust the focal distance of the camera lens to exactly where you need it.

Compact Cameras

Compact cameras are perfect if you want a monitoring solution without affecting the decor. These cameras are universally deployable, easy concealable video system with a highly detailed resolution of up to six megapixels. The fully weatherproof IP camera has two miniature sensor modules, which are each connected to the camera housing with a two-meter cable. Two separate rooms can be secured simultaneously without any blind spots.

Analogue Cameras

Analogue camera’s are ideal if you want to monitor one location from a fixed position. Some benefits of analogue include that systems are less expensive, easier to operate, require less understanding of IT and a system can be made up of different brands.

analogue camera

Hemisperic Cameras

Hemispheric camera’s provide a 360° all round view to capture an entire room, a panorama function and a quad view to show images from four different angles simultaneously. The primary components of the hemispheric camera include a fisheye lens, a high-resolution image sensor and image correction software that is integrated into the camera. These camera’s can be installed from the ceiling or on the wall.

Thermal Cameras

Thermal cameras are one of the most cost-effective and stable night monitoring solution . Unlike visual cameras, a thermal camera senses heat that is naturally radiated from any animate object. This makes them very effective for applications with no artificial lighting.

Digital Video Recorders

Cen-Tel Secure offers a complete range of high performance, H.264 DVRs that are designed to provide high quality images while conserving storage and network resources. From the economical 4 channel models to the full-featured 16 channel recorders, Cen-Tel has a DVR to meet any application requirement.