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Choosing a Wireless CCTV Monitorfrom: Maxx Home Guides
CCTVs cameras are the eyes, but the monitor provides the readable output. Therefore, you need to consider the best monitor to suit your needs. Of course, if you're using color cameras, you'll want a color monitor, whereas if you have black and white cameras, you'll be able to get by with black and white monitors.
There are other considerations when choosing your monitor for a wireless CCTV -- what is needed is often simplicity.
Consider your basic needs. Are you planning to install one monitor that views the pictures of several cameras via a split screen option, or are you installing several monitors for easier viewing?
If you decide to install several monitors, consider smaller monitors rather than full size models you'd choose if you only have one or two. Similarly, if you decide to go with a larger number of monitors, you'll need to have more space. Thus it's important to determine how many monitors you'll need and then how much space you have.
Prepare a budget: How much money have you allowed in your budget for monitors? Have the cameras already used up much of your budget, or do you still have money you can use for monitors?
Some manufacturers offer cut-rate monitors. Though this may be acceptable, it's important to determine if they offer proper resolution as well as screen adjustment options for brightness, color, and other settings you'd expect a monitor to provide. While the cameras that send images to your monitor provides you with the best picture they can, you may be able to enhance the images using your monitor's controls.
When considering what you need in a monitor, such terms as "contrast ratio" and "brightness" are important. Contrast ratio is simply the measurable difference in the intensity of light between the brightest white when compared to the darkest black your monitor is capable of producing. Of course, a higher ratio means you'll have a crisper picture, while a lower ratio means you may not be able to see details as well. The absolute minimum resolution you should accept is 400:1.
Brightness, on the other hand, may be measured in the unit of "candelas" often abbreviated to "cd." This refers to the measurable amount of light emitted by a screen displaying the purest white. You may have been told when shopping for computer monitor that brightness isn't good, since it can strain the eyes -- but you should understant that this pertains to text applications. Since you'll be viewing videos on your monitor, you'll need all the brightness possible. A top of the line monitor should have about 250cd or even more.
Another important aspects of buying a quality monitor doesn't come in the box -- the technical support behind it. Sure, you can get a great deal on equipment at a close out sale, but is the manufacturer local? Is the company still in business? If something breaks or suddenly stops working, will you be on the phone with a tech support person in India or will you have a manufacturer's representative in your office within 24 hours to fix it?
Whatever amount of money you may be saving on cut rate monitors will likely be spent trying to get a bug fixed and being on hold forever, or finally having to hire an independent installer.
Considerations when purchasing cameras also needs to extend to the purchase of monitors. Don't emphasize one and skimp on the other. The bottom line -- the picture of even the best camera money can buy does little good if you have a monitor incapable of displaying images properly.
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