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Security Camera Mysteries What Does 1080i Mean

Given the nature of video these days, it’s no surprise that greater numbers of security cameras and the kits they come with are moving to high definition, just as televisions have been moving to high-definition for several years.

These new security systems like TVs now are able to handle both 720p and 1080i, which is the standard for high-def video.

Basically, “1080″ refers to the number of horizontal scan lines that the video device can display.

This is a huge increase from older standard definition video monitors and TVs which could at most, display 420 horizontal scan lines and low refresh rates.

The “I” in the 1080i means “interlaced”. Interlaced is defined as a process where the frames are mixed together to prove a smoother picture and less flicker.

Most security video camera kits are come in either 720p or 1080i. 720P, if not figured out by now, designates 720 horizontal scan lines, while the “p”stands for “progressive.”

It can sometimes mean “non-interlaced.”720p is excellent at eliminating flicker, which is normally a problem when it comes to horizontal scan lines, the lower down the ladder (from 1080 to 720 to 420) one gets.

Because 720 does so well at dampening flicker, the resolution of the picture can actually approach that of 1080i, the true high-definition standard for video (1080p is true high-def for televisions).

This is one reason why security camera manufacturers go with 720p, because it can approach the level of true high-definition yet not cost anywhere near as much.

Environments that call for extreme levels of security can also benefit from security camera systems featuring 720p capabilities.

They have an ability to capture images and then display them that are much more “real time,”meaning the time lag between the image being captured by the camera and translated into signals that can be decoded by the security monitors will be super short.

Keep in mind that both 720p and 1080i systems are priced as high-definition systems, meaning they’ll cost more than older-style standard definition sets.

A standard kit, with four cameras (nicely rigged with CCD cameras (CCD stands for “charge coupled device”) and infrared capability along with a tuned digital video recorder and TV cables is likely to cost twice as much (or even more) than a comparative standard definition system that uses an equal number of cameras.

There are plenty of advantages to a 1080i and 720p digital security camera system, for sure. They can capture and display much higher quality pictures under even no-light conditions (when equipped with infrared) and their ability to “see”and then display detail is truly impressive.

Hidden Spy Camera-keeping An Eye On Things When You Can’t Be There

If you own a home, or have kids, or have a business, or own a property that is not your primary residence like a vacation home you just can’t be there 24/7/365. You need another set of eyeballs to help you keep an eye on things for you when you can’t be there. But how do you do that?

I have three suggestions.

–Spy cameras with built in DVR. These relatively new hidden cameras are disguised as common items you would see in a home or office such as a radio boom box, alarm clock, wall clocks, tower fan, exit sign, power outlet and more. They all have a camera and DVR inside some body worn items even have a microphone.

They use the latest in technology an 8 GB SD card to record images-up to 144 hours worth-for easy playback on your TV or computer.

–IP cameras. They plug directly into a computer or DVR. They use an IP address to transmit video through a network using Ethernet/CAT5 cable allowing you to login remotely and view or playback video from anywhere.

Can you see the possibilities of this type of capability? You can view your business from your home, watch your nanny from the office, or keep an eye on your vacation home from your primary residence as some examples. As a bonus this saves you money with hardware costs

–A USB DVR system. This system is the best value in a surveillance or security system there is. For less than $500.00 you get 4 cameras, wiring (unless you want wireless) and the USB DVR hardware that transforms your home or office computer into a powerful, global-wide video surveillance system in 5 minutes or
less.

With today’s technology it is easier and cheaper than ever to keep an eye on the things and people that are important to you. After all you just can’t be there 24/7.

Can you use a security camera for home, office or business? You actually can’t afford to not have one! They send a message to outsiders and employees and customers-’we are watching so don’t mess with us.’

Bring your DVR hidden security camera game to the next level with this next generation of all inclusive hidden surveillance cameras, a USB DVR complete system or an IP camera. Find out what is going on when you are not there at home, your business or office with one of these technical marvels.