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Analog vs. Megapixel Security Cameras--Clearing Things Up

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Commerical Video Surveillance--don't get "snowed in"

When we buy a vehicle in New England, we ultimately decide what is necessary and what is optional.  Is four-wheel drive necessary?  Depends.  The answer is yes when you get stuck in a snow bank.  You may survive several consecutive winters in a two-wheel drive car without incident, but when push comes to shove and you “need” 4x4—that is when it becomes “necessary”...(can you tell I'm a truck owner?!)

Identifying burglars, vandals and employees when it counts

Move over to security cameras.  When your security company installs CCTV for your business, you have a choice to make—analog or megapixel.


Pictured above:  Arecont's AV8185DN.  Note the four cameras inside the lense creating a 180 degree field of vision--thereby reducing the need for several separate units.

Like four-wheel drive, megapixel (relative to analog on a camera-to-camera basis) is more expensive.  But remember the snow bank analogy.  You may go months, maybe years without a break-in.  But when it happens, facial recognition is of the utmost importance. 

When the high resolution video that was captured is played in a courtroom as evidence against your perpetrator, wouldn’t it be worth it for the jury to be able to ID the burglar, no questions asked?

Savings on security cameras in the long run

That break-in was your snow bank.  Megapixel became “necessary” at that point.  Besides, think of the savings that actually occurs when you need fewer of the megapixel cameras to cover the same area than traditional analog security cameras would cover.  Never mind your ability to recoup damages. has an excellent article that goes into far more detail.  I thought I’d just ease you into this compelling topic with talk of getting stuck in the snow and catching the “bad guys” with high resolution security cameras.

--Please click here for’s article.

--Or visit our Video Surveillance page on our website.

--And finally, Contact Us and we'll EMAIL YOU A VIDEO CLIP of the comparison between alalog and megapixel security cameras--just mention that you want the video clip in the comments field (videos soon to be posted on our site itself...)


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