Cctv Installations: Can Cctv Cameras Be Hidden?

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Can CCTV cameras be hidden?

Hidden or disguised cameras are called covert cameras and can be disguised as alarm passives or smoke detectors, just to name a few.

Covert cameras are usually used to monitor areas in private investigations or stop theft suspicions.

Different CCTV Systems

There are various different options on CCTV installations.

Your CCTV installatioin can be run through a PC and dedicated PC which has the CCTV software downloaded onto it.

Or you could use a digital video recorder (which is an embedded recorder) which will record all your footage.

The CCTV system can run anything from one CCTV camera up to four cameras on a basic DVR system. Then you can go from four up to eight, eight to sixteen, to thirty two, etc.

CCTV Access Control

Video intercom is another form of CCTV installation where it is monitored through your actual intercom gate station, which is placed at an entrance or a gate of a complex or business.

Video intercom is made easy and useful in the business area to monitor access to gates and front entrances of businesses.

Though it is an embedded camera and not an external camera, on certain intercom systems, external cameras can be installed.

Mobile CCTV Security

On your mobile CCTV system where your cameras can be hidden on high value transportation, or cash up transportation, if the vehicle is hijacked, the perpetrators are identified on the hidden cameras which will make prosecution more efficient.

Covert cameras can also be installed in company vehicles and trucks. The footage and live video feeds can be monitored via satellite through any PC which is directed through an IP address.

Black and white or colour CCTV monitor?

Black and white is a little more economical and it is sufficient for home use and soft surveillance.

Colour CCTV will prove a lot more helpful in the event of criminal prosecution.

For further information on CCTV suppliers, contact SAS Security Services on 021 556 3050.
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Jurgen Orzessek is the Managing Director of SAS Security Services, which operates through out the Western Cape. SAS Security Services has a reputation for professionalism, devotion to duty and a commitment to the industry. For further information on CCTV Security Systems, Cameras and Installation, go to or you can contact our offices on 021 556 3050.

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This article was published on 2010/10/02