CCTV System broken, unacceptable video quality, or need to upgrade old analogue CCTV system but can’t find an affordable solution?
If you have an existing analogue CCTV system using coaxial cable and an old DVR and you are looking for an update or to extend or augment the system you don’t need to throw the old system away. You can reuse the existing coaxial cable and even the cameras while adding new HD cameras and recorders into the system.
We have a range of HDCVI recorders that will record your old cameras as they are as well as allow you to reuse the coax cable for new HD and UHD cameras and also record IP network cameras all in the one recorder.
New standards allow us to use coaxial cable to transfer much more information than originally intended, greatly increasing its life and providing very high quality images rivaling the latest IP CCTV cameras. This saves in cabling costs (especially labour) and equipment costs as you can retain your old cameras where they are providing sufficient coverage while upgrading other cameras to HDCVI from 720p to above Ultra HD video resolution.
You can also add in cameras of different standards such as AHD and HDTVI as well as IP cameras on the local network (not all systems). Recorders are limited by the number of coaxial connectors on the rear but IP streams can be recorded as well through cameras reachable on the LAN connection. This provides the full benefit of straddling most modern and previous technologies in one system increasing the life of the components and allowing for a phased approach to surveillance upgrades.
There is a HDCVI solution to suit any situation from a small home or office to a University campus or housing estates.
Our HDCVI cameras are designed to use the existing coaxial cable and connectors and existing power supplies to quickly upgrade an old camera to new digital transmission. A suitable Network Video Recorder will be required to record the higher resolution images while also remaining compatible with older analogue cameras that may not need replacing as yet. New power supplies are available as an additional extra and in most cases are not needed.
So how can we easily replace the old analogue system with a new high resolution digital system without having to install new cable?
The solution is to make use of the existing coaxial cables and power add new digital cameras and recorder to increase picture quality by multiple times.
Upgrade old Analogue CCTV System
People looking to upgrade existing Analogue CCTV systems usually fall into one of the following scenarios:
The system is failing and the quality of video is not as good as you would like. Existing cabling is fine.
The solution is to replace all components (cameras and recorders) with new HDCVI system of appropriate size and capacity. Reuse existing cables to plug and play the new cameras in the same location providing a greatly improved system with additional expansion capability.
The system is generally fine and the quality of video is OK for most cameras but I require some high definition cameras for face and number-plate recognition or just would like to increase the quality of some of the cameras. Existing cabling is fine.
The solution is to replace the DVR with new HDCVI system NVR of appropriate size and capacity and add new High Definition HDCVI or IP cameras as required depending on the cabling you wish to use.
The quality of the video is lower than I would like so I would like to upgrade the cameras and recorder to increase the resolution of the images. The cabling is fine and there may be some long cabling runs or running new cables and associated network equipment is not in the budget or desirable.
The solution is to replace the DVR with new HDCVI system NVR of appropriate size and capacity and replace the existing cameras with suitable HDCVI replacements. This will also provide additional capability to add record channels for IP cameras including IP Video Intercom systems if required.
In Summary: You have options to upgrade your old system that do not include digging up the driveway and running conduit up the walls or ripping out coaxial cable and running new cat5/6 cable in its place. You can repair and upgrade all at once with a cost effective solution that utilises your old cable and even some of your old cameras