The Advantages of Megapixel Cameras

The Advantages of Megapixel Cameras

, CA Megapixel cameras have been one of most significant advancements for video security in recent history, and have permanently changed how , CA professionals think about their video surveillance solutions. Since their introduction, the demand for megapixel technology within the security industry has continuously increased year-over-year.

There are several key advantages made possible by megapixel technology, including:

Megapixel security camera image size

1. Ultra High Resolutions

The image resolution delivered by a megapixel camera in , CA is at least 4x higher than that of a traditional analog CCTV camera. Higher resolution provides greater detail. Greater detail allows for better identification.

Analog CCTV security cameras have up to 704 x 480 pixels which mean that they can cover an area 23 feet wide and 16 feet wide and still be able to achieve forensic detail. Comparatively, a megapixel camera has at least 1280 x 1024 pixels of resolution which means that they can cover an area at least 4x larger than that of an analog CCTV camera.

2. Forensic Inspection

Megapixel resolution comparisonWhen reviewing live or recorded video, megapixel cameras allow you to digitally zoom in on a specific area, with minimal loss of definition, to capture important details such as facial features or a license plate.

This improved level of picture quality allows users to overcome one of the significant disadvantages found with traditional CCTV cameras - the lack of forensic detail they are typically able to provide.

3. REDUCED Costs

Megapixel technology allows you to use fewer cameras to capture the level of detail your solution requires, greatly reducing overall camera and installation costs. One megapixel camera can capture up to four times the area of a traditional security camera. This means that you could replace up to four security cameras, and greatly reduce installation cost and time.

4. PTZ Alternative

Before megapixel, video scanning wide areas required a PTZ camera. While a viable surveillance tool, the motors and gears in PTZ cameras require more maintenance and have shorter life. Additionally, as they sweep forwards and backwards across the area under surveillance, at any one time PTZ cameras leave a large area unmonitored and recorded.

Megapixel technology provides the same wide area surveillance capabilities as PTZ cameras, while capturing the complete picture all the time.

5. Ease of Installation

Megapixel cameras connect to your existing network, and are capable of using PoE (power over Ethernet). Pull one cable to the nearest Ethernet port and you're done. No home-run cabling. No power concerns. Less hassle. Less cost.

6. Ease of Use

Our SC Black network software provides a search function that quickly scans your network for cameras. Simply add the cameras to your viewing window, and you're in business. And like any IP camera, you can view and manage features remotely, via your network and over the Internet

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
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