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CCTV VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS & SYSTEMS

Base in Burnaby, B.C. and serving the greater Vancouver, Canada. Dominion Security sells, installs, and services  a wide variety of CCTV video surveillance cameras and systems including megapixel IP digital cameras, night vision IR cameras and high resolution colour armor dome cameras among others. We can offer our clients most of the major brand names at very reasonable prices. From system design to installation, security solutions tailored to your needs. The following is a brief overview of some different types & styles of cameras we offer. With professional commercial camera systems you can mix and match and choose the most suitable camera and lens size for each camera location, unlike low end consumer kit systems with proprietary plugs/connectors and one fixed lens size.  

 MEGAPIXEL IP DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

MEGAPIXEL IP DIGITAL SECURITY CAMERAS

When it comes to high resolution video picture quality, megapixel IP digital cameras along with a suitable recording set up, provide the best performance among security camera systems. These cameras are available with different levels of resolution/pixel grid. Megapixel IP digital cameras also come in many different styles. Naturally the cameras and recording equipment is more money than the historically more common analog cameras & digital video recorders. There is also more specialized labor required to set up and program the system.

HEAVY DUTY ARMOR DOME DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

HEAVY DUTY ARMOR DOME SECURITY CAMERAS

This style of high security video camera is outdoor weatherproof rated. Ideal for locations where you want the security camera to be very theft resistant & tamper resistant. Almost all the makes in this class have a three axis camera bracket  so you can go wall mount or ceiling mount and get the viewing angle you want and have the bottom edge of the picture level and perpendicular to the scene. The majority of cameras in this class are high resolution 480 to 550 TV lines of resolution and come with an adjustable vari-focal lens that allows the installer to manually zoom in or out. They have a threaded knock out so that conduit can be run into the side of the housing and the connectors are internal. Also available with a megapixel IP camera and/or day/night IR night vision camera.   

MINI DOME DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

MINI DOME SECURITY CAMERAS

Plastic mini dome housings are generally intended for interior use and usually not weatherproof rated or tamper resistant. The vast majority of security cameras in this class have a two axis camera bracket, witch is fine for ceiling mount installations but not so good for wall mount as you often can get the picture angle you want along with having the bottom level. About half or more of the makes and models come with a fixed lens size rather than an adjustable vari-focal lens. Due to the small size, it is usually not feasible to have the BNC video connectors inside the housing, (witch is preferable in most applications). They are a fairly cost effective camera for interior retail and offices etc

LIGHT DUTY TAMPER RESISTANT DOME DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

LIGHT DUTY TAMPER RESISTANT DOME CAMERAS

Security cameras in this class are about half way in between the heavy duty armor dome cameras and plastic mini dome cameras. The manufacturers and people selling these security cameras rarely describe or label them as light duty. They are usually described as amper resistant and it is difficult for an uninformed purchaser looking at a picture to determine what class of housing it is. They are cheaper than armor dome security cameras, with lighter construction, often lacking proper tamper resistant fasteners attaching the dome cap to the base. Most makes are lacking in a few areas such as only a two axis camera bracket, no ability to run conduit into the side of the housing, and about half of them don't have enough interior space to have the BNC connectors inside the housing. Some makes are weather proof and some are not.

DAY/NIGHT IR NIGHT VISION DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

DAY/NIGHT IR NIGHT VISION SECURITY CAMERAS

These night vision video surveillance cameras are color by day and when the lighting conditions drop to a certain level they switch to black and white mode and the IR illuminators turn on. With this type of camera there is a large range between the lower end and the higher end cameras in terms of the low light picture quality and also the range of the IR illuminators. The natural low light sensitivity, (lux rating), is an important factor and cameras with an IR cut filter give a slightly sharper video picture than those without. The sharpest night time picture comes from cameras with two lenses and two CCDs, one for color and one for black and white. The packaging and or marketing for low end consumer cameras tend to exaggerate the IR range big time. Professional grade cameras sold thru security channels are fairly realistic with the stated IR range. Day/night IR night vision cameras are available in a number of different styles and most are outdoor weatherproof rated.

LOW LIGHT COLOUR SURVEILLANCE DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

LOW LIGHT COLOUR SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

The average color security camera system gives a poor picture in low light. Low light color cameras are specialized and have good low light sensitivity. For video surveillance in low light situations where people prefer to have a color picture rather than black and white. They are available in a number of different styles and many of them are weatherproof rated.

CONVENTIONAL STYLE SURVEILLANCE DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

CONVENTIONAL STYLE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

One of the advantages of this style of security cameras is the lenses are sold separately and there is almost no limit to the size of lens you can choose and use, where as there much more of a limit with almost all other styles of security cameras. Historically, premier brand names in this style tend to last longer than any other style of security camera on the market. In outdoor applications they generally need to be installed inside weather proof housings. If you want them to be theft resistant then a proper sized theft resistant housing is required. By the time you add the lens and housing, the price is usually a fair amount more than a comparable armor dome style camera.

PTZ - PAN TILT ZOOM SURVEILLANCE DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

PTZ - PAN TILT ZOOM SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

These PTZ video surveillance cameras can be controlled with a remote keyboard joy stick controller. They can also be programmed to follow a specific pan/tilt/zoom pattern. With most professional grade cameras you can also control them from a PC via the internet or LAN. They are available with interior housings or outdoor weather proof rated housings. A few manufacturers also make them in an armor dome style witch is ideal for underground parking lots etc various makes and models are available with 10X, 22X, 30X optical zoom or more along with some digital zoom. Optical zoom is what counts. Digital, zoom where you are blowing up the picture and losing sharpness, usually does do much for you unless you are doing it with mega pixel IP digital cameras.

WDR - WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

WDR - WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE CAMERAS

Wide dynamic range security cameras with good backlight compensation are needed in situations where you have difficult challenging lighting conditions and you want a good picture of a person or a license plate. Examples are when part of the picture scene is fairly bright and part is in the shade. Or if you have an interior camera location and it is pointed at a front glass door and windows and you want a good picture of anyone entering. WDR video surveillance cameras come in a number of different styles. The Panasonic Super Dynamic series of cameras is generally considered the best in the world in the WDR class.

COVERT - HIDDEN SURVEILLANCE DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

COVERT - HIDDEN SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

These video surveillance cameras usually consist of a very basic miniature board camera with a fixed pinhole lens and hidden inside something. They can be hidden in a smoke detector, motion detector, clock, junction box etc... here are some limitations and they usually aren't the best cameras in terms of low light sensitivity, overall performance or longevity.

WIRELESS SURVEILLANCE DIGITAL VIDEO SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

WIRELESS SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

Generally, wireless security cameras fall into two basic categories. Low end CCTV consumer kit systems where you have a cheap camera with a fixed lens and a low end built in transmitter / antenna. The other is any professional grade security camera and you choose the specific professional grade transmitters and receivers that would be most suitable for each camera location depending on the type of walls and distance you want to transmit. There are some professional grade cameras with good quality long range built in transmitters.  Even at the best of times wireless video is not as good or reliable as hard wire. You still have to run power wire to the cameras or in the alternative change batteries on a very regular basis.   

                                                  

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CCTV DIGITAL VIDEO SURVEILLANCE & SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEMS. INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS & INTERCOMS

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