Spokane Security Cameras & Surveillance Systems – Peace of Mind. Protection. Proof.
Security cameras and surveillance systems are vital to the protection of your Spokane home or business and an important tool for uncovering information. Intechtel designs, builds, and deploys CCTV and IP security camera systems that provide top quality surveillance and ongoing, local support and training.
We often talk with people in Spokane and surrounding areas who consider buying security cameras off the shelf at big name stores for quick and easy protection. Although this may seem like a good option, there is a great deal of work that goes into installing and maintaining a security camera surveillance system. It may only take one situation for a security system to pay for itself. And when that situation happens, you want to ensure that your security cameras will deliver when you need the video footage the most.
In addition, if you are located in the Spokane or Coeur d’alene area, we are available for emergency situations. We will assist you and/or law enforcement with viewing and transferring video footage to ensure that your important information is not lost. This at no additional cost to you.
Also, all of the security systems we install can include offsite storage and monitoring with real-time health monitoring.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions about surveillance systems and security cameras to help you decide what will work best for your home or business. You can also call us anytime at 208-635-4400 with questions or to schedule a free on-site survey in Spokane, CDA, Hayden or surrounding areas.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Security Cameras for Spokane
What is the difference between IP and analog cameras?
The short answer is really the difference between a DVD player (digital) and VCR (analog.) Both have their pros and cons. One consideration is cost. IP systems will cost you more, but they produce much clearer resolution and allow for more enhancements of recorded footage. IP systems also use network cabling such as Cat6 or Cat5e. Analog systems typically use coaxial cable which is also used for television.
What do the different megapixel (MP) numbers mean for me?
The number of mega (million) pixels indicates how many single pixels are present in any given still shot or recording. A higher number means better resolution. 2MP or 1080P (1920X1080 pixels) is currently the gold standard for security camera systems. It provides greater color depth, wide viewing angles, and more detail in video footage. It is much easier to digitally zoom in after the fact on HD and above systems. It often takes less security cameras to cover an area when high megapixel cameras are used versus analog cameras. Below 720p (HD,) the resolution of a camera system recording is normally measured in TV Lines (TVL.) with higher numbers equalling higher resolution.