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cctv camera recording sound

CCTV cameras are a great piece of equipment to own, for the safety of your home or your business. A CCTV camera can act as a very effective crime deterrent as it means you can monitor the activities surrounding your property at all times.

One commonly asked question is whether or not CCTV cameras can record sound, and what does that mean for you as a property owner?

The answer to this question depends on the type of CCTV camera you own: IP CCTV cameras gather audio data from the camera itself so the sound is automatically digitalised, whereas analogue cameras need to have audio input through a digital video recorder.


Clip art CCTV camera and computer displaying footage

CCTV is a great way to protect your property against all manner of invaders, whether they be vandals, thieves, or trespassers. CCTV works to protect your property in a number of ways; it discourages invaders from attempting to come onto your property, it can serve as evidence if an event does occur, and it gives you peace of mind as you know that you’re well protected.

Depending on what CCTV system you have installed, how many cameras you have, and how much space you’re covering, the retention of all this footage could take up a lot of storage space. As such, it’s routine for places with CCTV systems to periodically dispose of old footage to make room for new footage, quite often automatically or on a timer.


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CCTV cameras are a fantastic way to protect your premises. They are a very popular choice of security system because they are extremely versatile - they can be used to monitor internal and external spaces, private property boundaries, car parks, walkways, school entrances, factories, offices, and many other locations.


security camera feed displayed on a smartphone

CCTV is a widely popular security solution, and there are many different options to choose. Every day, the market evolves as CCTV technology rapidly develops.

These days, there are lots of home security apps available for your smartphone; we're living in an age where your Bluetooth speaker can turn on your lights, lock your doors, and adjust your thermostat. Unsurprisingly, one security-related technological trend that has been massively rising in popularity since it first came on the scene a few years ago is the CCTV cameras that offer with smartphone monitoring.


Network Video Recorder NVR System


A Network Video Recorder, also known as an NVR, is essentially a hard drive that stores data for recording security systems. It stores the recorded footage and gives you the ability to view and organise your security data through a monitor.

When you’re considering installing a security system, you’ll be faced with two options when it comes to recorders: Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or Network Video Recorder (NVR) systems. Both systems yield similar results (recording your security footage), but they work in very different ways. As a result, you can expect variations and differences in resulting security footage depending on which recording system you go for.

If you’re interested in installing a security system and are wondering which recording system is the best fit for you, read on to find out more about the differences between DVR and NVR systems.


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