Do You Really Need Higher Resolution Surveillance Cameras?

The video surveillance industry is continuing to expand into higher resolution territory with new 4K ultra HD systems. As the industry moves further away from traditional analog you may be wondering if it’s time for you to upgrade your camera to 3 or 4 megapixel resolutions. It may not be an immediate necessity for everyone to upgrade but surveillance cameras are going to continue to increase in MP so staying ahead of the game might be a good choice.

With the higher megapixel security cameras you are getting a greater resolution which means greater coverage and fewer cameras are needed to survey a given area. Basically, the better resolution of the cameras, the less you need. With a 3 or 4 megapixel camera you are able to identify objects at greater distances. Also you can use a wide angle overview with multiple focal points as opposed to the single focal point you get with low res cameras.

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To get detailed images for facial recognition you need at least a 2mp surveillance camera. This means that high resolution cameras are especially critical in applications where identification is key such as banks, city surveillance and retail. If your needs include facial recognition for black lists and license plate reading then we recommend the highest resolution cameras possible.

While higher resolution cameras are more expensive, prices could drop soon. It is important that you not make decisions based on price but on application and needs. When it comes to the safety and security of your home or business you don’t want to cut corners.


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