Lately, I got redeployed to the security section of a university in Florida and was assigned to take care of a system of cameras. Basically, just what I need to do is monitor feeds from security cameras which are in position all over the school stadium, as well as those located at the gates and hallways. Considering that I had never ever handled surveillance systems that cover such a large scope, I made a decision to study more regarding them.
Monitoring systems are generally consists of a number of video cameras along with a multiple-channel DVR. This kind of DVR can hold from 4 to as much as 16 cameras. Considering that all the video transmissions are kept into it, this DVR hooks up all the video recordings in one structure for easier observation.
Some surveillance systems store the recordings on the hard disk drive of a separate DVR. Other types can input the video recordings at a built-in USB recording device.
There are those that possess motion detection-enabled recording, which means that the DVR only records movement to help save disk space. This feature will also help save me time in the future when there will be a necessity to view a pertinent recording again.
I also learned about two types of surveillance systems, wired and wireless. According to the manual, the university uses a 16 channel wireless DVR system. This configuration was cheaper as it was acquired as a set and it was simpler to install, also.
A comparable monitoring system is further utilized at the university main hall and at the faculty building however I am not assigned to those areas.
Seemingly, these surveillance systems selected by the school management consist of wireless cameras which are simpler to reposition and put up in various locations. Wired cameras, which have nonstop power supply, are given as well.
These color bullet cameras scattered throughout the university stadium are minute and barely visible. Since they are day/night cameras, they are perfect for 24-hour surveillance and can record video recordings well even during evening.