Upgrading to High Definition Security Cameras
There are 2 main reasons that people don’t want to upgrade their existing security camera system to a shiny new high definition system.
Fortunately with the HD-TVI technology we stock as well as the comprehensive range of product put together, we can overcome both of these issues for you. This allows for a real easy upgrade from an existing standard definition system to a high definition set up.
The single biggest reason we hear as putting people off upgrading their standard definition security camera system is the tiresome job of replacing the wiring that’s already in place. Understandable really as it was likely not a fun job the first time around and won’t be doing it again!
The product range we have put together is as backward compatible as it’s possible to get with existing cables be that pre-made combo cables, siamese cables with RG59 connectors or CAT5 cable with video baluns. This means that you can benefit from great new high definition images whilst avoiding having to suffer the penance of replacing all the existing cables!
Unfortunately it’s a fact of life that for a similar quality level, a high definition camera is going to be more expensive than a standard definition camera. There’s no escaping that. What there is however is the possibility of limiting the outgoings at any one time.
Our high definition recorders are backwards compatible with standard definition cameras. Not only that, but they can record a mix of HD and SD footage at the same time. This means that with the purchase of a recorder and a camera you can selectively get the increased benefits on a small number of your cameras whilst not having to buy an entire new system.
Don’t forget that it’s not all peaches and cream with high definition cameras – there is one major drawback. This is the increased hard drive space required to store the footage. By just upgrading the recorder and one or two cameras you will see the benefit of the increased resolution on those channels whilst still recording your existing cameras at the standard definition. In the future you can upgrade further cameras as funds allow.
If you’d like some further help in working out what you need to upgrade your existing security camera system to a brand new shiny high definition system then don’t hesitate to get in touch.