If you thought 4K was only for watching your favourite shows in ultra HD on your TV, then think again. Like most devices that have a camera, CCTV systems work by capturing an image and sending that back to the user. The capabilities of said camera are vital, especially when in the case of CCTV it’s acting as the eyes and ears of all that is occurring around your property.
You may well have CCTV already, but can you be sure the image is as clear as it could be? If it’s been some time since it was installed, the chances are you could be missing out on a super sharp image. Here are our thoughts on why it’s time to upgrade your CCTV to 4K.
It’s no secret that the main benefit of 4K is that it’s a step up from 1080p, but what does that actually mean? To be classed as 4K, the streaming quality must have a resolution of at least 3840 x 2160 which gives about 8.3 million pixels overall. Just for context, that’s about four times the amount of a standard HDTV. So why does this matter?
The whole purpose of CCTV is to catch intruders in the act and monitor suspicious behaviour. Ultimately, you are relying solely on the images that are being recorded and transmitted as your evidence especially if the event happened while you were asleep or out of the house. The clearer the image picture, the more likely the suspect can be identified. Overall, it will build a much better picture for the police making it more likely to secure a conviction if required.
Better Value For Money
While it might be tempting to opt for older technology that’s cheaper when it comes to protecting your property it makes sense to opt for the best solution. Compared with infant CCTV systems, the latest models with 4K imaging are far more likely to be useful when needed the most. After all, there’s nothing more frustrating than when you review CCTV only to see the image wasn’t clear enough for you to be able to identify the suspect.
If your CCTV is also connected to our CCTV monitoring for homes, then your cameras will be linked to our control centre. This will give us an even clearer picture of the situation, especially if we need to call the police and provide a description of what is taking place. Regardless of the security package, you have in place, by combining it with the very best in technology it will offer much better value for money in the long run.
To Sum Up
Given your CCTV is there to protect you, don’t leave your security to chance with poor picture quality. 4K is the latest in CCTV technology, and by upgrading your system you will be safe in the knowledge your home is being watched by the sharpest of digital eyes.
Are you looking to install CCTV in your business or home? Drop us a line on IRE 01 691 7100 | UK 028 8676 1183 and our friendly team will be more than happy to help.