By Travis Chaffin—Guest Contributor
Food, water, and bullets are at the top of the list for the Zombie Apocalypse, because we will be hungry, thirsty, and need to shoot things. When a group is holed up in a compound fighting off flesh starved zombies they need more, they need extra eyes. A functional and well-designed CCTV security system can be the difference between being alive, dead, or undead. Today we will discuss what you will need to create a zombie proof security system that will be as valuable to survive as a fully loaded shotgun.
PTZ Cameras to Scan for Zombies
PTZ cameras have built-in motors that allow them to turn, tilt, and zoom. They are essential for live monitoring and tracking. Most of the cameras sold and used in the world are fixed and can only see the area they are pointing to, but with a PTZ the user can move the camera and see 360 degrees and zoom into areas hundreds of feet away.
Infrared to See Zombies in the Dark
Infrared outdoor cameras allow the user to see in complete darkness. The IR illuminators will generate light that, while invisible to the eye, will make the picture as bright as day. This will allow the user to see everything around their compound without drawing unwanted attention by adding extra lighting. Vandal proof domes and bullet cameras are weather proof so they can stand up to the times when it is raining or raining blood.
Recorder/Hard Drive to Investigate Zombie Activity
Recording the video is as important as watching it live. During safer times, the user will be able to see the patterns of movement; this will allow the user to investigate incidents that occurred during times they were away. The video is recorded on to a hard drive installed inside the recorder. Depending on the size of the hard drive, one can record for a week or a year.
Like any other aspect of preparation, the time to act is now. After the first attacks, when the streets are flooded with monsters and panicked masses, it will be too late to calmly call a supplier and order the correct materials.
The good news is that these systems are readily available and easy to install. There are several practical uses for a surveillance system around the house now.
Deter & Document Crime: The main use is to deter and document crime. Whether it is theft, assault, or trespassing, having surveillance cameras will assure that evidence is captured. Having cameras visible on a house sends a clear message to criminals to move on to the next target.
Peace of Mind: Another benefit of a surveillance system is peace of mind when away from home. Most current camera systems have remote view capabilities, meaning the cameras can be viewed over the internet or over a smart phone. This allows a viewer to check in on their property, children, or even an elderly parent from anywhere.
Liability Protection: Protection from liability claims is a luxury that all of us could use. With surveillance cameras, you will have the evidence needed to refute any false claim of an incident that occurred in or around your property.
Surveillance camera systems for homes start out at about $400 but they can be more depending on the requirements of the owner. Every system should be designed with a purpose in mind. When purchasing a CCTV security system, consult a professional. Share your security needs and allow them to give design and product advice.
This article was written by Travis Chaffin of www.2mcctv.com, supplier of CCTV surveillance cameras & systems. Contact them now for a free quote on your complete CCTV solution or call at 1-877-926-2288.
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