Security Cameras – Sales, Service and Installations

We offer sales, installations and service on all types of security cameras and security camera systems throughout Toronto and the GTA.

Security Cameras (Medium)

We have over 20 years experience installing security cameras and cabling through both homes and businesses. We have done new building installations where the walls are up but no drywall is in place. We have done commercial buildings where we can run cabling through drop ceilings in an office area or open rafters in a warehouse or factory.

Lastly we are also very adept at installing cameras on homes that are fully built. This can be challenging because the drywall is already up so running cabling throughout the home can be difficult.

We have been installing and running cabling through homes for over 20 years so we know how to do a clean and neat installation.

We carry HD cameras, analog cameras, hidden cameras, wireless cameras, IP cameras etc.

Security cameras come in all shapes and sizes with varying technologies, resolutions, lens sizes and types, night vision capability, amount of infrared LED’s etc. Some common CCTV camera technologies are D1, 960H, IP, CVI, SDI, TVI, AHD

Eyeball Dome Camera

wireless barn cameras

Bullet Camera

CCTV Dome Camera

Vandal Dome

Pan Tilt Zoom with IR

Eyeball Dome Camera

960H Security Cameras

Pros:  30% higher resolution than older analog systems.  Formats properly to wide screen TV’s.  Takes adavantage of high resolution analog cameras over 700TVL.  Very good interference rejection.  Transmits over coax and cat5.

Cons:  Resolution is not as good as HD systems

HD-SDI Security Cameras

Pros:  Very good 1080p resolution quality.  Tried and tested technology.  Uses coax cable for transmission which makes it easy to upgrade from older analog systems using that type of cabling.

Cons:  Can be prone to interference from radio frequencies or electrical if the cabling is not run properly.  Has a transmission distance of only about 300ft.

HD-CVI Security Cameras

Pros:  Video resolutions up to 1080P.  Very good interference rejection.  Long transmission distances up to 1500ft.  You can control the camera functions over the same cable.  Transmits over coax and cat5.

Cons:  Limited in resolution transmission

Video: HD-CVI Security Camera Installation

HD-TVI Security Cameras

Pros:  Video resolutions up to 1080P.  Very good interference rejection.  Long transmission distances up to 1000ft.  You can control the camera functions over the same cable.  Transmits over coax and cat5.

Cons:  Limited in resolution transmission.  Cannot transmit as far as CVI or AHD

HD-AHD Security Cameras

Pros:  Video resolutions up to 1080P.  Very good interference rejection.  Long transmission distances up to 1500ft.  You can control the camera functions over the same cable.  Transmits over coax and cat5.

Cons:  Limited in resolution transmission

IP Security Cameras

Pros:  Most HD security camera technologies can only transmit up to 1080p (2.0 megapixel) resolution whereas IP security cameras can transmit at resolutions even higher than 5 megapixel.  They can be viewed on your computer, tablet or smart phone without the need of extra equipment other than a wireless router.  Extra cameras can be easily added. Cabling is easy because video, audio and power can all be transmitted across a single cat5 cable.

Cons:  There is a slight delay between the camera and the recorder or the device that you are viewing the video on.  You can only run cabling up to about 330ft without using extra transmitters or switches.  You need a good knowledge of network programming in order to setup an IP camera system

Security Camera Features:

Security Camera Resolutions

There are many different types of CCD and CMOS sensors on the market for security cameras.  Some of the manufacturers are Sony, Panasonic and Sharp. Older and more basic cameras come in resolutions around 420TVL or 480TVL. Newer and better cameras are generally at least 600TVL.  Now we are seeing cameras that are over 1000TVL.  These security cameras produce resolutions much higher than previous analog systems.  This has given way to a new analog camera technology called 960H.  It offers resolutions 30% greater than D1 which was the highest resolution at the time for analog.  Now we have high definition security cameras.  There are HD-IP, HD-SDI, HD-CVI, HD-TVI and HD-AHD security cameras. They can all produce resolutions much greater than traditional analog security cameras.  They come in resolutions of 720P, 1080P and even greater when you get into IP cameras that are 3 or 5 megapixel or higher.

Infrared Security Cameras

The lens is generally in the center at the front of the camera and it usually has infrared LED’s around the lens.  The more IR’s the security camera has the better the night vision.  There are different strengths of infrared LED’s and the larger and more intense the LED the farther and larger of an area that will be lit up. Basic infrared CCTV cameras will light up to 20m.  Some higher end infrared CCTV cameras can light distances farther than 90m. Bullet cameras generally have better infrared night vision than a dome camera.  This is because more IR’s can be placed around the lens on a bullet camera than can be placed around the lens on a dome camera.

Day/Night Security Cameras

Most security cameras are day/night cameras so they are color by day and black and white at night.  Under low light conditions is when the infrared LED’s illuminate and the camera will switch to black and white mode.

Security Camera Lens types

The lens on a security camera can come in different focal lengths.  Wide angle lenses are the most popular and they come generally in 3.6mm or 4mm.  If you want a more closer or zoomed in view the lens can come in 6mm, 8mm 12mm or even longer zoom lengths.  You can also get what is called a varifocal lens camera. This is when the lens can be manually adjusted at the camera.  A popular varifocal lens is 2.8mm to 12mm.  At the time of installation you adjust and focus the camera for the view that you like.

Spy Security Cameras

Spy security cameras usually have a pinhole lens.  This allows the camera to be hidden in or behind something and it only needs a small hole to see through. Many spy cameras come already hidden inside something like an alarm clock, smoke detector or teddy bear.  Spy cameras usually do not have as good of an image as a regular security camera but they have improved quote a bit.  Now they are coming in 1080p HD quality.  Since spy cameras are small and use a pinhole lens they usually do not have infrared so they will not see well in dark conditions.

We offer professional sales service and installations throughout the areas of Toronto, the GTA, Scarborough, Aurora, Etobicoke, Thornhill, Vaughan, Richmond hill, Markham, Brampton, Mississauga, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Stouffville, Bowmanville, Port Hope, Cobourg, Port Perry, Uxbridge, Durham Region and surrounding areas.

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