CCTV and Lux Rating

CCTV and Lux Rating

Here at the swift locksmiths security blog, we would like to inform you of a term which you will run into if you ever are thinking about getting a CCTV camera installed. What we are speaking of is something called Lux rating. This rating is a measurement of the cameras ability to catch images under different light conditions. As an easy example, if you place a candle about 1 foot from any type of object, the Lux rating refers to the illumination of the object, and would at this distance be around 10 Lux. When choosing a camera for your own surveillance, it’s of course important that the camera is suited to your situation, and the type of light conditions that can be found at the area of recording. As the quality of the image, and with it the usability of the footage taken should an incident occur, is depending of the amount of light the camera is taking in. The highest recommendation would be a camera with as low a lux rating as is suitable. However, there is also the option to get a camera with an infrared mode, where you can record night time with clarity under poor light conditions. These cameras of course come at a higher rate, but there are many benefits and it may be a good option for some of the areas you need to cover. A coloured camera rather than a black and white one will also contain more information such as colour of skin, hair, and help you distinguish details. Should you have any questions at all with regards to CCTV...
Welcome to Swift Locksmiths

Welcome to Swift Locksmiths

Welcome to the Security advice and tips blog! There are many different ways to protect your home, and of course a comprehensive security system will always be the most secure and efficient way to do this. However there are an array of different little things, which cost next to nothing which can be done which greatly improve your home or business security. Here we would like to share some of those tips, as well as a range of other information on how you can better protect your home and your business investments. The first thing we would like to touch on is the subject of outdoor lighting. This is a relatively low cost measure which is highly efficient from a security perspective, regardless if it’s for improving your home security or providing better protection for your office, workshop or shop. There are many outdoor lighting options and when comparing the cost of for instance a motion sensor activated flood light equipped with energy efficient light bulbs, with the hypothetical cost of what you stand to lose should you fall victim to a burglar, then there you can see what the obvious choice is. So one of the most cost efficient way to amplify your current security situation, is to invest in lights which leave potential entrance points exposed and highly visible. Potential intruders are highly reluctant to target places which would leave them in an open space with a light pointing straight at them, even if the area itself is not that populated at the time. So should your budget be tight, and you have alarm and other security...