Security Cameras – Sales, Service and Installations
We offer sales, installations and service on all types of security cameras and security camera systems throughout Toronto, the GTA and surrounding areas.
We have over 25 years experience installing security cameras and cabling through both homes and businesses. We can provide security camera cabling installations for new home builders as well as retrofitting cameras into existing homes. For commercial buildings we have experience installing systems in offices, warehouses and very large camera system designs. We can also install wireless systems to connect multiple building for coverage of large sites like condominiums, construction sites etc.
What if your home is fully built and finished? This can be challenging because the drywall is already up so running cabling throughout the home can sometimes be difficult.
We have many years of cabling experience so we know how to hide the cables and do a clean and neat installation.
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 IP, CVI, SDI, TVI, AHD and of course older analog systems.
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Security Camera Types and Technologies
IP Security Cameras
Pros: IP security cameras can transmit at very high resolutions. 2 megapixel up to 8 megapixel (4k) are the standard resolutions. 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. Ip cameras can also be transmitted using different wireless technologies.
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
HD-CVI Security Cameras
Pros: Video resolutions up to 8 meagapixel (4K). 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 which makes it a great choice for upgrading older camera systems including analog.
Cons: Limited to 4k in resolution transmission
HD-TVI Security Cameras
Pros: Video resolutions up to 8 megapixel (4K). Very good interference rejection. Long transmission distances up to about 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 8 megapixel (4K). 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
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: Not very popular anymore which makes it difficult to find parts. More expensive than CVI and other technologies. 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.
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 analog cameras come in resolutions around 420TVL up to 1000TVL. Most cameras nowadays are between 1080p and 4k (8 megapixel) resolution. The most popular technologies are HD-IP, HD-CVI and HD-TVI.
Infrared Security Cameras
Infrared allows the camera to see at night even when its very dark. Infrared light is not visible to the human eye but the camera will pick it up and see the area that is illuminated. 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 150m. Some infrared PTZ cameras can see very far distances and even zoom in at night and see clearly.
What Are Starlight Cameras
Starlight cameras are security cameras with special starlight sensors to provide improved night vision in low light conditions. They even can display colour at night which helps with identification. That means that you can see things clearly that your eyes can’t see! Human eyes cannot identify anything when the illumination goes below 20 . Starlight cameras, with their special starlight sensitive sensors, give you sharper and clearer images even in 0 Lux conditions. Starlight camera uses larger size sensors, wider aperture and reduces the shutter speed to collect enough light for human face and plate number identification, even when human eyes couldn’t see anything.
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 2.8mm or 3.6mm. 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. There are also motorized zoom lens cameras.
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.